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Shervinator 03-23-2019 07:32 PM

What color is this? (280ZX)
Hey everyone,

I'm trying to identify a specific color code for the 1979 model year. I've seen it on a number of occasions online, but I've never been able to find it in catalogs. It's a two-tone paint job that seems to have both Mahogany Metallic (609) and Champagne Metallic (653). But in all the catalogs I've been able to find online, those two colors are listed separately and not as a two-tone option together (and there are other two-tone options listed).

I've contacted the admin of, and he has added this mysterious color to the roster. But as far as what it's called, he's just as clueless as I am.

Here's a sample of what I'm talking about, and here are some more examples for reference.

To be clear, this is not just Mahogany Metallic (609), since there are plenty of plain brown '79 and '80 models like this one without said two-tone paint job.

I've only ever seen this two-tone paint job on '79 models, but I'm really hoping it was also available for '80 models since I'd like one in this color with T-tops. Anyone have any info?


Shervinator 04-12-2019 09:32 PM

Bump! Anyone? Anyone?

chaseincats 04-12-2019 10:50 PM

Probably a custom paint job or something some dealer networks would do back then

dumbestone 04-13-2019 02:19 AM

Why wouldn't you go with 609 Mahogany + 653 Champagne?

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