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  Correct Stanley Colours
By Pat Farrell


Through the years, Stanley steamers had very few colour choices for their cars. The following are some of the modern paint formulas and modern paint codes presently used by today's restorers. Most all Stanleys had black fenders (mud guards). Entries below in quotations are taken directly from the Stanley season catalogs. Colour formulas are those that have been used successfully by restorers. Additional correct Stanley colour's, paint formulas and corrections are requested. Could you please help us in our search for the correct colour's and modern paint formulas?


1907, 1908, 1909 Stanley

Brewster body and yellow running gear.
The larger touring cars running gear used a paler shade than the smaller cars which had a brighter yellow running gear.
Bright yellow: John Deere Yellow; Dupont YS378
Also: PPG-Concept DCC - Acrylic Urethane DCC82838 H - Medium Lemon Yellow - Tinted
Also: Paler yellow for larger Stanleys: Dupont Centari #H9053A Ginster Yellow Used on Porsche. Also: Martin Senour # 53-4386 Ginster yellow
Brewster Green: Dupont W7959 K Also: PPG DAU81881 New # DCC81832
Margon Red used by Carl Amsley: Dupont Centari 143A CC: H

1910

Regular Stanley colour combination of Brewster Green body and yellow running gear...
Yellow: PPG Old# DAU44632 New# DCC44715-SC
Also: Dupont Code No. W8474 Primrose (yellow)
Also: Dupont Centari #H9053A Ginster Yellow Used on Porsche
Also: Martin Senour #53-43860 Ginster yellow
Brewster Green: PPG DAU81881 New # DCC81832
Also: Dupont W7959 K
Also a lighter colour- Dupont 2015K National Fleet Green Used on 1951 - Chev truck.
Also by Martin Senior: 53-111-A Green

1911

Regular Stanley colour combination of Brewster Green body and yellow running gear...
Pin strip done in Old Gold body color. Not in gold leaf.
Mountain wagons were Usatona red with black trim.
New mid year introduced models had nickel finish through out. i.e. model 72, model 85.
Brewster Green: Dupont W7959 K
Also: PPG DAU81881 New # DCC81832
Yellow: Dupont Code No. W8474 Primrose (yellow)
Also Martin Senour: #53-43860 Ginster yellow
Also: Dupont Centari #H9053A Ginster Yellow Used on Porsche

1912

Regular Stanley color combination of Brewster Green body and yellow running gear...
Mountain wagon body colour Usatona red with black trim. First year for all models, Nickel finished through out.
Brewster Green: Dupont W7959 K
Yellow: PPG Old DAU44632 New# DCC44715-SC
Also: Dupont Code No. W8474 Primrose (yellow)
Also: Dupont Centari #H9053A Ginster Yellow Used on Porsche
Also Martin Senour: #53-43860 Ginster yellow

1913

The bodies are ivory black with gray running gears.
The running board and also the front floor boards are covered with gray linoleum bound with aluminum.
The colour of the Model 810 (mountain wagon) is red, both body and running gear

1914

The colour of the body and the wheel spokes is a dark, rich blue, called Russian blue, with gray striping. The running gear, except the wheel spokes, is black, without striping.” The Mountain Wagon's body colour is red, with black trim.
Russian Blue: Ford Motor Company Fleet Colour Code: W8161 H Dark Blue
Also: PPG Deltron Acrylic Urethane Code: DAU - 135999 "Blue Shadow"
Also: Martin Senour 55A-54948 Dark Blue

1915

Body and wheel spokes dark rich blue, called Valentine's Russian body blue, with fine gray striping. Running gear, except the wheel spokes, black without striping.
Mountain Wagon bodies colour were red with black trim.
Russian Blue: Ford Motor Company Fleet Colour Code: W8161 H Dark Blue
Also: PPG Deltron Acrylic Urethane Code: DAU - 135999 "Blue Shadow"
Also: Martin Senour 55A-54948 Dark Blue

1916

Body and wheel spokes dark rich blue, called Valentine's Russian body blue, with fine gray striping. Running gear, except the wheel spokes, black without striping. Mudguards black enameled, without striping. Hood and radiator header, Russian Body Blue. Running boards clear and covered with gray linoleum and bound with angle aluminum. Mountain Wagons: "A rich handsome red is used, called Valentine's Usatona Red for both body and running gear".
Russian Blue: Ford Motor Company Fleet Colour Code: W8161 H Dark Blue
Also: PPG Deltron Acrylic Urethane Code: DAU - 135999 "Blue Shadow"
Also: Martin Senour 55A-54948 Dark Blue
Red: Used on Farrell's model 826 Mt. Wagon: Martin Senour Scorch Red

1917

Body and wheel spokes Valentine's dark, rich blue, called Russian Body Blue with fine gray striping. Running gear except wheel spokes, black enameled, without striping. Mudguards black enameled, without striping. Hood and radiator header, Russian Body Blue... Running boards clear and covered with gray linoleum and bound with angle aluminum, Mountain wagons: "A rich handsome red is used, called Valentine's Usatona Red for both body and running gear."
Russian Blue: Ford Motor Company Fleet Colour Code: W8161 H Dark Blue
Also: PPG Deltron Acrylic Urethane Code: DAU - 135999 "Blue Shadow"
Also: Martin Senour 55A-54948 Dark Blue

1918

Royal Green with running gear and fenders black.
Royal Green: Dupont 2015 K National Fleet Green

1919-1920 Model 735

Body, hood, wheels, regent green; gun metal gray; or cobalt blue... Metal bound rubber-covered foot boards in front compartment. Corrugated rubber step mats.

1921 - 1922 Model 735

Stanley Dealer Bulletin 6/23/21 Number 158 "Brewster Green, the standard colour for our carriages". Orders for special colour's will be accepted accompanied by a deposit subject to an extra charge of $250 for open bodies and $300 for closed bodies."
Brewster Green: Dupont W7959 K

1922-1924 Model 740

COLOR: Brewster green.
Brewster Green: Dupont W7959 K

1925 - 1926

Brewster Green body, with black fenders and running gear.
Brewster Green: Dupont W7959 K

We must thank Pat Farrell for researching and supplying this information.

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