2 tone paint on a 58

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2 tone paint on a 58

Postby scoot » Wed Jul 09, 2008 1:55 am

Hi all.
I see some photos of 58's with 2 tone paint, lets say they blue with a white roof. I know that is a factory option, but what about those that are the same color under the side chrome moulding(from the headlight to the back wheel) as the roof? was that a factory option? eg White roof, blue hood, trunk etc, white under chrome strip.
Sorry, I havent explained myself very well. Hope you know what I'm on about!!
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Re: 2 tone paint on a 58

Postby 58limited » Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:37 pm

The only factory two-tone that was available was: roof one color and body another color.

All other two-tone styles were dealer or aftermarket changes. In addition to the two-tone scheme where the lower body under the sweep spear is painted roof color, I have seen Limiteds with the body one color, and the roof and louver panel a different color. It looks nice but is not factory, if you want to be a purist.
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