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From High Impact Paint to Heritage Hues

Back in 1969, Dodge Division and Chrysler started a revolution—a revolution in color. To this day, the auto industry has never been the same.

 

Dodge was already offering some of the most muscular cars of the muscle car era—awesome machines including the Hemi Charger and the Super Bee. Company designers decided to rev up the cars’ visuals to match, creating a far-out assortment of exterior paint colors. The flamboyant hues were given equally wild names, including Panther Pink, Sublime, Plum Crazy, Go Mango, Citron Yella, and Top Banana.

 

Known as High Impact Paint or H.I.P. (hip—get it?) these special colors generated…

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From High Impact Paint to Heritage Hues

Dodge Adds Color to Your Life!

Classic Colors

 

There’s a long-standing tradition at Dodge: No boring cars. And that means no boring colors.

 

Back in 1969, Dodge designers shook the automotive scene to its core with a crazy palette of exterior paint colors for the company’s already wild muscle car lineup.  They gave the colors equally far-out names:  Hemi® Orange. Go Mango.  Citron Yella. Sublime. Panther Pink. Top Banana. And Plum Crazy, like on the Charger above.

 

If you think those names are wild, check out the ones the bosses reportedly shot down: Statutory Grape.  Catchme Copper. You can see…

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Dodge Adds Color to Your Life!