THE CADILLAC COLOR, UPHOLSTERY & ACCESSORY DATABASE1940-1979IntroductionThis database is intended for the enjoyment of, and assistance to, all Cadillac enthusiastsdedicated to exploring, restoring and maintaining the authenticity of their vehicles. Theinformation was compiled from Cadillac Master Parts Lists, Data Books and Color & UpholsterySelections I’ve collected as a lifelong Cadillac enthusiast. I wish to thank the following clubmembers who answered questions and shared their knowledge of select years:Paul Allen, Lou Commisso, Jim Eccleston, Tom Hall, Hill Jenkins, Mike Josephic, Warren Rauchand Jim Salmi.I suspect there are typing and content errors that I missed during proof reading. There aresections within certain years that have missing data. These sections / entries are highlighted bya red question mark (?) and are the result of not finding authoritative references for this data.Any help with the missing information or corrections would be greatly appreciated. I can bereached at: [email protected] of TermsThe paint color name and combination numbers are those used by Cadillac. There areseveral websites (search Google) containing paint manufacturers’ color charts and theirrespective stock number or formula. The wheel (rim) color shows the name of the standard andoptional colors available for a given body color. Wheel colors usually were Black, VincennesRed or one of that model year’s body colors. Colored wheels were available until 1956 afterwhich black or gray became standard for cars with full wheel discs.During the 1940 to 1974 period Cadillac offered a Special Order option for exterior paint color.While the factory preferred to focus on prior year colors, any available commercially availablepaint could be ordered. The only restriction was that the paint had to be compatible with themanufacturing paint methods, equipment and procedures then in practice.The upholstery descriptions are those used by Cadillac. The Trim Code Number is theidentification shown in the Data Books used to order the vehicle. It is stamped on the Body Plateand is discussed below. Upholstery styles and fabrics were unique to the Series indicated. Aslate as the mid-seventies, Cadillac offered a Special Order Option where fabrics and materialsfrom one Series or model year could be ordered for a new vehicle. In such cases the materialswould be used in the standard configuration of the car and Series being ordered. A discussionof Special Order services is too extensive to include here. The best source for “SO” informationis the model year’s Optional Specifications Manual.Between 1940 and 1955 convertible top materials were laminated multilayer construction ofwoven fabric and a rubber waterproof barrier. The outside layer had the appearance of canvasfabric. The 1953-55 Eldorados offered an Orlon convertible top in black or white. Series 62Convertibles tops were available in other colors in the standard fabric. Beginning in 1956 theconvertible tops were constructed with a colored vinyl finish on the outside with a pin point, ordiamond point texture on the surface. From 1956 through 1960 this was referred to as aVicodec Top. These materials were used on convertibles as well as padded tops for theEldorado Sevilles. The 1960 Fleetwood 60 Special also offered a Vicodec Top, but with adifferent texture pattern than convertible materials.
The padded vinyl tops fall into three generations. From 1963 through 1976 a relatively largepattern Cross-Grain texture was offered. It was replaced in 1977 by a smaller, finer cross graintexture called Tuxedo Grain. Beginning late 1971 a smoother, leather like texture with thickerpadding, called Elk Grain was introduced on the Eldorado Cabriolet. This material wassubsequently offered across more Series and models into the 1980s.AccessoriesThe available accessories consist of factory as well as dealer installed; because dealerscould install factory items after the fact. An accessory’s Order Code may be shown on the BodyPlate located under the hood on the driver’s side of the cowl. There is an ongoing discussionamong CLC Members about which codes were shown on the Body Plate during whichproduction periods. Adding to the question is evidence that standard equipment for a particularSeries may or may not be on the Body Plates of similarly equipped vehicles. During the 50s and60s accessories were listed by the letter Order Code used in ordering the vehicle. Beginningsometime during the 70s, the accessory’s Production Code was listed. I suspect the Body Plateand accessory codes represent an internal, evolving Cadillac operations system synchronizingthe sales and manufacturing functions. As vehicle orders became more specialized with moreoptions, this system seems to evolve to meet demands. The only way to authenticate your1903-1970 Cadillac is through GM Heritage Center. The service is available .shtml.When applicable I have included both the Order Code from the Data Books - usually one ortwo letter(s) of the alphabet, and the Production Code - an alpha-numeric code, with the listedaccessories. If you’re fortunate enough to find your vehicle’s Build Sheet, often found under therear seat, it will contain the Production Codes for every subassembly used during factoryassembly of that vehicle.The data are presented for model years 1940 through 1979 as individual pages in asequential scroll beginning with 1940.Ralph Messina28 February 2017NOTE: Contents are protected by RRR CLC Website copyrights and may not be reproduced for commercialpurposes without prior written approval. RRR CLC and the author are not responsible, and shall be held harmless, forany errors.Rev 3; Mar ‘17
1940 CadillacSeries6219, 19D; 6227, 27C, 29, 6267Series 62 Sedan & Coupe;Series 62 Convertible; 6267Fleetwood 60 Special Sedan; 6019S,19SA,19SAF,19SF,53S, 53LB,53MBSeries 72 Sedan; 7219, 7219F (Div.), 23, 23L, 33, 33L, 33FLB(Div.), 59FLBFleetwood 75; 5 & 7P Sedans, Limo, & Frml Limousines & Series 90 V167519, 19F, 23, 23L, 29, 33, 33F, 33L, 39, 53, 57, 57B 59, 67PaintColorComb. No.123456791011131415161940Color NameBlackAntoinette BlueCavern GreenKnickerbocker GrayMarquette GrayLong Key Green IridescentBeaver Brown IridescentCorlear Blue IridescentHomer Gray IridescentOxblood Maroon IridescentChickory Green Metallic-U / Evergreen Metallic-LHarbor Mist Gray Metallic-U / Submarine Gray Metallic-LBeaumont Blue Metallic-U / Pilot Blue Metallic-LSilver French Gray Metallic-U / Luzon green Metallic-L Note: Special Order paint colors, denoted on dataplate by paint codes "O" or "OO",available at extra cost. Paint must be compatible with methods and procedueresused in normal manufacturing paint process.Code no.?Trim No.Combo 545555A1941 Convertible TopsAbbreviated40-Ser.62Conv40-60S40-Ser.7240-Ser. 75 & 90Wheel Clr.-Std/OptBlack, Red or GreenAntoinette BlueTriton GreenVincennes RedVincennes RedLg Key GreenBeaver BrownCorlear BlueVincennes RedOxblood MaroonChickory GreenSubmarine GrayBeaumont BlueLuzon greenUsed withUph. Trim No.TanBlack1940Upholstery DescriptionBlack LeatherTan LeatherGray LeatherGreen LeatherBeige & Green LeatherBlue LeatherBeige & Blue LeatherRed LeatherBeige & Red LeatherTan Bedford CordTan Novelty Bedford CordGray Novelty Bedford CordLt Tan Stripe ClothTwo-tone Tan Bedford CordTan Bedford Cord & LeatherTan Bedford Cord & Red LeatherTan Herringbone ClothTwo-tone Gray-Green Bedford CordGray Bedford Cord & Blue LeatherGray Herringbone ClothTan Bedford CordTan Bedford CordSeries40-Ser. 60S & 6240-Ser. 60S & 6240-Ser. 60S & 6240-Ser. 60S & 6240-Ser. 6240-Ser. 60S & 6240-Ser. 6240-Ser. 60S & 6240-Ser. 6240-Ser. 7240-Ser. 60S & 6240-Ser. 60S & 6240-Ser. 60S & 6240-Ser. 60S, 62,&7240-Ser. 6240-Ser. 60S, 62,&7240-Ser. 60S, 62,&7240-Ser. 60S, 62,&7240-Ser. 60S, 62,&7240-Ser. 60S, 62,&7240-Ser. 60S, 62,&7240-Ser.72
5656A575859606162636465666771727374312Tan Plain ClothTan Plain ClothTan Bedford CordTan Plain ClothGray Bedford CordGray Plain ClothTan Vogue Pattern BroadclothTan Embassy Pattern BroadclothTan Bedford CordTan BroadclothGray Vogue Pattern BroadclothGray Bedford CordGray BroadclothBlack LeatherTan LeatherGray LeatherGreen LeatherTan Stripe Cloth40-Ser. 60S, 62,&7240-Ser. 60S & 7240-Ser.7240-Ser.7240-Ser.7240-Ser.7240-Ser. 75 & 9040-Ser. 75 & 9040-Ser. 75 & 9040-Ser. 75 & 9040-Ser. 75 & 9040-Ser. 75 & 9040-Ser. 75 & 9040-Ser. 75 & 9040-Ser. 75 & 9040-Ser. 75 & 9040-Ser. 75 & 9040-Ser.721940 AccessoriesGroup ALicense plate framesWheel discsGrille guardOrder IndividuallyHydra-Matic DriveAutomatic radioSunshine Turret Top SunroofVentilating defroster heaterDual ventilating defrosting heaterTrim ringsWheel discsLicense framesGrille guardNo-RolWindshield washerFog lightsSpotlightOutside mirrorAutomatic battery fillerFleetwood RobesMoto-pak5 or 6 Wheels, tire covers and fenderwellsWhitewall tiresIn 1940-42 Cadillac offered an extensive list of special feature options andcombinations beyond the above and at extra cost to indiviualize carsto customer's personal taste.NOTE: Contents are protected by RRR CLC Website copyrights and may not be reproduced for commercialpurposes without prior written approval. RRR CLC and the author are not responsible, and shall be held harmless,for any errorsRev 1 Feb 17
1941 CadillacSeriesSeries 61 Sedan & Coupe; 6109, 09D, 6127, 27DSeries 62 Sedan & Coupe; 6219, 19D, 6227, 27D, 29, 6267DSeries 63 Sedan; 6319DSeries 67 Sedan; 6719, 6719F (Div.), 6723, 6733 (Div.)Series 62 Convertible; 6267, 6267DFleetwood 60 Special Sedan; 6019S, 19SA, 19SF, 53LBFleetwood 75; 5 & 7P Sedans, Limo, & Frml Limousines 7519, 19F, 23,23L, 33, 33F, 33L,59PaintColorComb. No.51525354555657585960(Up/Lo)616263641941Color NameBlackAntoinette BlueCavern GreenGunmetal Gray MetallicEl Centro Green MetallicManagua Beige MetallicMonica Blue MetallicMcKinley Gray MetallicValcour Maroon MetallicRivermist Gray-U / Dusty Gray-LFairoaks Green Metallic-U / El Centro Green Metallic-LBerkely Gray Metallic- U / Gunmetal Gray-LCrystal Blue Metallic-U / Oceano Blue Metallic-LBerkshire Green Metallic-U / Cimarron Green Metallic-L Note: Special Order paint colors, denoted on dataplate by paint codes "O" or "OO",available at extra cost. Paint must be compatible with methods and procedueresused in normal manufacturing paint process.Code no.?Trim No.Combo No.31323341424357585960611941 Convertible TopsTan w/ Black bindingTan w/ Tan bindingTan w/ Gray bindingTan w/ Green bindingTan w/ Blue bindingTan w/ Red bindingBlack w/ Black bindingBlack w/ Tan bindingBlack w/ Gray bindingBlack w/ Green bindingBlack w/ Blue bindingBlack w/ Red bindingAbbreviated41-Ser.6141-Ser.6241-Ser. 6341-Ser. 67Conv41-60S41-75xxXWheel Clr-Std/Opt.Black, Red or GreenAntoinette BlueTriton GreenVincennes RedEl Centro GreenManagua BeigeMonica BlueVincennes RedValcour MaroonVincennes RedEl Centro GreenVincennes RedOceano BlueCimarron GreenUsed withUph. Trim No.8377-4, 848879-5, 85, 85A75-6, 86, 86A77-7, 87, 87A8377-4, 848879-5, 85, 85A75-6, 86, 86A77-7, 87, 87A1941 Upholstery DescriptionBlue-Gray Ribbed ClothTan Ribbed ClothGreen Ribbed ClothBlue-Gray Dual Tone Bedford ClothTan Dual Tone Bedford ClothGreen Dual Tone Bedford ClothTan Bedford CordTan ClothGray Bedford CordGray ClothTan BroadclothSeries41-Ser. 61 & 6241-Ser. 61 & 6241-Ser. 61 & Ser.6241-75 All
312D318 (A)318 (B)318 350D353D356 (A)356 (B)359362369D370D755 (A)755 (B)759D764D766D772D778 (A)778 (B)780787974800D (A)800D (B)Tan Bedford CordGray BroadclothGray Bedford CordBlue -Gray Heather CordGray Cloth & Blue leatherBlue -Gray Heather BroadclothTan Heather CordTan Cloth & Tan LeatherTan Cloth & Red LeatherTan Heather BroadclothGreen Heather CordGreen Cloth & Green LeatherGreen Heather Cord BroadclothBlack LeatherTan LeatherGreen LeatherBeige & Green LeatherBlue LeatherBeige & Blue LeatherRed LeatherBeige & Red leatherGray LeatherTan Vogue Pattern ClothTan Bedford CordTan Plain ClothTan Figured ClothGray Vogue Pattern ClothGray Bedford CordGray Plain ClothGray Figured ClothGray Diamond Stripe ClothMaroon Pin Stripe ClothBlue Pin Stripe ClothBrown Bedford CordTaupe Bedford CordTan Bedford CordTan Pin Stripe ClothGreen Pin Stripe ClothGreen Pin Stripe ClothGreen Pin Stripe ClothGray Shell Pattern ClothGreen Stripe ClothMaroon & Green Stripe ClothMaroon & Green Stripe ClothTan & Blue Stripe ClothBlue & Tan Stripe ClothTaupe Mixture Shell Pattern ClothBlue Shell Pattern ClothTan Two-Tone Bedford CordTan Two-Tone Bedford CordGreen Heather Mixture ClothTaupe Eliptic Pattern ClothGray Chain Pattern ClothLavender Cloverleaf Pattern ClothMaroon Chain Pattern ClothMaroon Chain Pattern ClothMaroon Mixture ClothBlue & Tan heather clothGreen-Heather ClothGray Stripe ClothGray Stripe Cloth41-75 All41-75 All41-75 All41-Ser. 61,62,63,67&7541-Ser. 61,62,63,67&7541-Ser. 61,62,63,67&7541-Ser. 61,62,63,67&7541-Ser.6241-Ser.6241-Ser. 61,62,63,6741-Ser. 61,62,63,6741-Ser. 61,62,63,6741-Ser. 61,62,63,6741-Ser. 60S,61,62,63,6741-Ser. 60S,61,62,63,6741-Ser. 60S,61,62,63,6741-Ser.6241-Ser. 60S,61,62,63,6741-Ser.6241-Ser. 60S,61,62,63,6741-Ser.6241-Ser. 60S,61,62,63,6741-75 All41-75 All41-75 All41-75 All41-75 All41-75 All41-75 All41-75 60S41-60S41-60S41-60S41-60S41-60S41-60S
802D807 (A)807 (B)815D816817818D833D834D843D (A)843D (A)844D (A)844D (B)1324132613291358 (A)1358 (B)1866 (A)1866 (B)188818891890Tan Pin Stripe ClothBlue & Tan Diamond Pattern ClothBlue & Tan Diamond Pattern ClothOlive Footprint Pattern ClothTan & Blue Pattern ClothTan & Blue - Gray Pattern ClothGray - Blue Footprint Pattern ClothBlue-Heather Mixture ClothOlive-He