From: email@example.com (Brett C. Snyder)
>How were the color-combinations for 1960's roof-treatments chosen?
>Usually, there were pre-ordained color-choices, so folks couldn't get
>pink and green, for instance. Was there a chart in the dealer's
I got my information from the Ross Roy salesmen's data book. As with most other multi-color treatments, there's a list of color combinations that could be provided from the factory. 1960 Imperial two-tone combinations were as follows:
Roof Insert Color
|Formal Black||Sheffield Silver*|
|Glacier Blue||Moonstone Blue|
|Moonstone Blue||Midnight Blue|
|Midnight Blue||Sheffield Silver*|
|Cedar Green||Formal Black*|
|Light Mint||Cedar Green|
|Sheffield Silver||Executive Grey|
|Regent Ruby||Formal Black*|
|Regent Ruby||Sheffield Silver*|
|Regal Red||Formal Black*|
|Dawn Mauve||Dusk Mauve|
|Dusk Mauve||Formal Black*|
|Beach Beige||Powdered Bronze|
|Powdered Bronze||Formal Black*|
|Formal Black||Alaskan White|
*indicates color combinations that are not reversible.
Two-tone color combinations were not available on LeBarons (because of the stainless steel inserts) as well as solid colors: Sunburst, Dawn Mauve, Regal Red, Dusk Mauve and Silverpine.
Since, as we know, Imperial customers are extra-special, I'm sure a local dealer would provide any color combination requested... even if it was pink & green. So if it wasn't listed here, that doesn't mean it didn't exist.
[Again, I'm awfully glad that your references are so extensive and complete - Trivia time - I once read that dealers were insisting that some 1960 (first-year) Valiants be shipped with an extra color-stripe just under the side windows (usually a rust-colored stripe on a white body), which _I_ thought was the last gasp of 1950's two-toning. I had no idea that Imperials were also in on this decorative idea. I've seen a few 1960 Imperials that were painted two-toned by the second or third owner, but the second color was always under the side sweep-spear. I always thought it looked ghastly. - Tony]