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No, not all wheels were painted body color. I think the majority were black. Olds was not very consistant in their cowl tag markings or record keeping. For a time, I thought the Paint code on the cowl tag only used all three color codes when the rims were painted body color and 1 or 2 paint codes when they were black, by default. I have now viewed one tag that would not concure with that assumption. Many 62 and 63 F-85’s that I have seen in Chariot Red (62) and Holiday Red (63) have red rims. Most of the Olds sales and promotion literature pic’s also show (primarly red) body color rims. On the cowl tag, next to “Paint” code is the first letter = body color, the second leter = top color or vinyl top ( #1, only available in white), the third letter = rim color, most often not there!





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