Ford code M1915 M1915A - gold
This gold automotive paint color is most commonly known as Sauterne Gold. Other common color promotional names include Sage Gold and Florentine Gold. The color formulation has been used between 1966 and 1967, primarily by Ford; but also by Mercury and Lincoln. We have records of this color appearing on the following models: Thunderbird, Mustang, Comet, Fairlane, Galaxie, Falcon, and Cougar. See the full detailed list below.

Ford paint manufacturing codes come in two forms, the short 1 to 3 digit model/year code which changes frequently and the longer 4 digit code which starts with the letters "M", "WT", or "MX70x". M are production paints, WT and MX are commercial or special order. These longer codes don't change over the years for a particular paint formulation; therefore, it is the best code to track the usage of Ford paint. Ford production paint codes starting with "M1" are some of the very early paints which also used an "M2J" or "M20J" or "M30J" with or without spaces or dashes. So this paint is also known as M2J-1915 or M20J-1915 or M30J-1915... Later Ford production paint codes starting with M are usually followed by a 4 digit number and the letter "A" indicating its an exterior paint. The same code ending in the letter "G" is common for interior paints. For Ford, this longer 4 digit paint code is often not found printed anywhere on the vehicle. Many times it is coded on the factory build sheet which may have stayed with the vehicle after production and is sometimes found under the interior carpet or rear seat. Factory repaint or special order paints may have the 4 digit paint code hand written on the radiator shroud with a wax pen.


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Usage list of Ford paint code M1915 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1966FordZSauterne Gold
1966FordFairlaneZSauterne Gold
1966FordFalconZSauterne Gold
1966FordGalaxieZSauterne Gold
1966FordMustangZSauterne Gold
1966FordThunderbirdZSauterne Gold
1966LincolnLincolnZFlorentine Gold
1966MercuryCometZSage Gold
1966MercuryMercuryZSage Gold
1967FordZSauterne Gold
1967FordFairlaneZSauterne Gold
1967FordFalconZSauterne Gold
1967FordGalaxieZSauterne Gold
1967FordMustangZSauterne Gold
1967FordThunderbirdZSauterne Gold
1967LincolnLincolnZFlorentine Gold
1967MercuryCometZSage Gold
1967MercuryCougarZSage Gold
1967MercuryMercuryZSage Gold

Paint Manufacturer Codes
Ford : M1915
Make/Year Code : Z
PPG/Ditzler : 43433
Dupont : , 4742, 4742L, 181-97781, 97781
Acme/Rogers : 5053
Martin Senour : 1636
Sherwin Williams : 2466
RM/BASF : A1783, E1783

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