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Offline g27g28

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1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« on: May 27, 2013, 06:09:56 PM »
I have a couple of questions maybe someone can answer as there are quite a few on here that seem very familiar with this year.  I have a brouchure from the dealer that says there were 7 different two tone combinations available for 1979.  I have seen a two tone blue Fleetwood, two tone green DeVille, and a few black and silver Coupe DeVilles.  What other colors where available and how rare are they?  The black and silver is my favorite and one of my dream cars.  The few that I have seen also had black and silver leather with red piping.  Surely that edition was different than the others as the other two I have seen did not have a special interior.  I think I have seen it referred to as a spring edition or something but have never seen any documentation to back that up.  I guess my ultimate 79 would be a black and silver Coupe with silver d'elegance interior and I don't even know if they made any. 
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1954 Coupe DeVille
1978 Phaeton
1980 Fleetwood

Offline Louis Smith

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Re: 1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2013, 06:21:32 PM »
I know for a  fact that there was a red and white combination available.  I think this combo is very rare.  Not sure, but I think there was a two tone "brown" also available.  I think one of these colors would have been "cedar".
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Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: 1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2013, 06:42:19 PM »
I have a couple of questions maybe someone can answer as there are quite a few on here that seem very familiar with this year.  I have a brouchure from the dealer that says there were 7 different two tone combinations available for 1979.  I have seen a two tone blue Fleetwood, two tone green DeVille, and a few black and silver Coupe DeVilles.  What other colors where available and how rare are they?  The black and silver is my favorite and one of my dream cars.  The few that I have seen also had black and silver leather with red piping.  Surely that edition was different than the others as the other two I have seen did not have a special interior.  I think I have seen it referred to as a spring edition or something but have never seen any documentation to back that up.  I guess my ultimate 79 would be a black and silver Coupe with silver d'elegance interior and I don't even know if they made any.

The two tones combos that I can recall for 1979 were:

Dark blue (Crater Lake Blue) over dove gray

Atlantis Aqua Firemist over Biscayne Aqua Firemist

Dark Blue (Crater Lake) over light blue metallic 

Dark brown over Light Cedar Firemist

Black over Silver:  IIRC- Black over Silver was only used on the Seville Elegante but I could be mistaken on that point.

The Coupe deVille with two tone black & grey leather with red piping you refer to was a special model called the "de Marchand" which had been discussed here sometime ago. I forget the specifics but a couple routine searches will probably have the answers.

DeVille d'Elegance interior was available in light grey in 1979.     
« Last Edit: May 28, 2013, 07:27:43 AM by ericdev »
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Davidinhartford

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Re: 1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2013, 07:14:16 PM »
Saxony Red and Cotillion White







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Davidinhartford

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Re: 1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2013, 07:17:53 PM »
Sable black and Pottery Gold Firemist,  base Sedan Deville







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Davidinhartford

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Re: 1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2013, 07:20:15 PM »
Crater Lake Blue and Norfolk Grey





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Davidinhartford

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Re: 1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 07:22:24 PM »
Window sticker for the two-tone green option.

Atlantis Aqua over Biscayne Aqua Firemist









Plus a d'Elegance below



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Davidinhartford

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Re: 1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013, 07:30:51 PM »


Special Edition : Coupe D'Marchand.  Shown on window sticker below



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Davidinhartford

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Re: 1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2013, 07:32:51 PM »
Post Road Brown over Western Saddle Firemist









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Davidinhartford

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Re: 1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2013, 07:36:32 PM »
Another Sable Black over Pottery Gold Firemist Sedan Deville d'Elegance





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Offline g27g28

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Re: 1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2013, 07:44:57 PM »
Awesome pictures David but I am not sure about that two tone Phaeton.  I know the lower color and top are correct but have never seen one painted two tone like that one.   Back in the 80s I once saw a copper Phaeton diesel sedan driving on the street.  How rare was that one. 
1941 Series 62
1954 Coupe DeVille
1978 Phaeton
1980 Fleetwood

Davidinhartford

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Re: 1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2013, 08:00:31 PM »
Hi Greg.   Yeah, the Phaeton is questionable.   I'd like to see the body plate on it.  I suspect the brown was added later.  Note how the wheel centers are brown too.

The others I have all seen a few of.

1) Saxony Red and Cotillion White.
2) Atlantis Aqua and Biscayne Aqua Firemist.
3) Sable Black and Pottery Gold Firemist.
4) Crater Lake blue and Norfolk Grey.
5) Crater Lake blue and Cerulean blue firemist.

and I've only seen one of the Crater Lake blue and Norfolk Grey ones.    I've seen a few of the Crater Lake blue and Cerulean blue firemist ones.

I believe the Sable Black and Slate Firemist were only the special editions:  D'Marchand & Chesapeake Editions.

Also, I am not counting the Seville Elegantes.  They were listed as only available in Slate Firemist and Sable Black in 79.   But I have seen a few in Red Cedar over Cedar Firemist.
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R Schroeder

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Re: 1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2013, 06:54:20 AM »
I sort of figured Dave would have all the pictures.........ha
Roy

Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: 1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2013, 07:31:33 AM »
Jeez Dave is that all? Certainly you can do better than that. I'm extremely disappointed.

lol   ;)
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Davidinhartford

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Re: 1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2013, 01:12:58 PM »
Well......   I have almost 26,000 photos on my Flickr photo hosting site.       My obsession with documenting cars is finally getting some use.   LOL

Re: 1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2013, 03:33:57 PM »
My 1979 Fleetwood Brougham is Crater Lake Blue over Norfolk Gray, with light gray leather interior.

Unrelated question:  Does anyone know whether the d'Marchand trim option a regional offering?  I have heard of that option recently, but never saw any of them "back in the day".

Davidinhartford

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Re: 1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2013, 03:40:33 PM »
My 1979 Fleetwood Brougham is Crater Lake Blue over Norfolk Gray, with light gray leather interior.

Unrelated question:  Does anyone know whether the d'Marchand trim option a regional offering?  I have heard of that option recently, but never saw any of them "back in the day".

There is this photo of one new at the Chicago auto show.   I've only heard of them referred as the D'Marchand editions. 

I've never come across any factory literature on this option package.   Yet there it is listed on the window sticker.



The window sticker lists it as such with a Seattle, Washington destination.   So it wasn't a Chicago edition as some people had earlier mention.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2013, 03:42:14 PM by David Smith »

Offline Barry M Wheeler #2189

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Re: 1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2013, 06:51:36 PM »
I would have two-toned my Fleetwood (Cedar Fire mist/Dark Cedar) when I repainted it, but I have the stainless "pin-stripe" and there was no way to continue it on to the tail lamp housing. Also, "technically", I don't think it was a valid combination except on the Seville. Richard, you need to bring at least one of your low mile '79s to the show this year. I believe you said the two-tone was "worn-out" with 30K on it. And the platinum still new at 5K? Regards, BW.
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Davidinhartford

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Re: 1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2013, 09:04:21 PM »
Thanks George!    They do pop up for sale from time to time.

Offline Bill Buckingham

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Re: 1979 DeVille and Fleetwood paint options
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2013, 10:47:50 PM »
I always loved the D'Marchand option.  I had the car in these pictures, but when my father passed away I had to make a few quick decisions and I let it go.  It's the Hess and Eisenhart Le Cabriolet.  A friend has it and should he decide to sell he knows we'll have to talk. 
Bill Buckingham
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1957 Eldo Brougham
1958 Fleetwood 60S

 

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