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Wood Brothers Junkie



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:30 pm    Post subject: Stroppe Colors Reply with quote

A friend of mine is painting a full size 64 Merc in the Stroppe colors and the question is, what is the red color I can't find it and I think it is Poppy red. No guess's please, just the answer. Thanks
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RCB



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1957 Mercury Persimmon, actually an orange in sunlight. The blue is 1957 Mercury Pacific Blue Poly. There were different mixes of the blue so year make is important.
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Len Woodruff



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the Poppy Red and Guardsman Blue looked better to me. This is a model of the restored (replica) that is running in the historic races.


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Bill J



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to recall doing some research and varifying that the Mercury colors were exactly the same as Ford Poppy Red and Guardsman Blue,

Great looking Merc Len!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sox & Martin loved this paint scheme so much on their Stroppe Comet, they continued using it on their Mopars.
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Wood Brothers Junkie



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Guys, thats what I thought.
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Len Woodruff



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill J wrote:
I seem to recall doing some research and varifying that the Mercury colors were exactly the same as Ford Poppy Red and Guardsman Blue,

Great looking Merc Len!


Thanks Bill.
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Tom M.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Poppy Red and Guardsman Blue didn't exist in '63 though, when Stroppe returned with the Mercury factory team. In fact, I don't think Poppy Red existed as a factory color until the spring of '64 when the Mustang was introduced. Maybe not even then, the color chip charts don't list it as such. It's much more likely that the color was 1956 Persimmon:
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hillybilly



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is Persimmon. It is a bit more orange than Poppy Red which as Tom pointed out wasn't available until the 1964 Mustang. As for the blue, I can't remember off hand what it was.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stroppe tended to use '56 colors since that was the year he was hired by Mercury originally. Based on that, the blue would have almost certainly been Delta Blue Poly.

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