1952 Buick Colors

1952 Buick Colors

New car buyers of a 1952 Buick had the choice between lots of color combinations. They vary from model to model. On several body styles even two-tone paint was available. In this case the roof was painted differently.

Many of the colors were carried over from 1951. It is no surprise that green, blue and grey were still very popular colors. But Buick offered 12 paint color combinations exclusively for the higher Roadmaster series. These colors had a different color mixture, too. Buick wrote: The Series 70 Special Colors have a high percentage of aluminum pigment and, consequently, difficulty, will be encounted if small area spot repairs are attempted. We recommend that all service use of these colors be confined to panel repair.

There were even more changes: Approximately April 15, 1952, a change will be made in the mixing formula for Golden Sand, resulting in a slightly darker shade. The new paint will be identified by a change in Duco code number. A special note in the Buick Product Service bulletins concerns the Teal Blue Paint: Two new color combinations are now being used in production, replacing the Surf Blue combinations. New: 42 – old: 10 and new: 44 – old: 21.

If you want to know how your 1952 Buick came from the factory, compare the stamped in number on your body tag with the following figures. An optional wheel color was indicated by a “-1” after the 1952 Buick Paint Colors.

1952 Buick Color Combinations

Color(s) #1

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Carlsbad Black
Duco #246-2313

Body Color:
Carlsbad Black
Duco #246-2313

Color(s) #2

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Verde Green
Duco #260-55591-H

Body Color:
Verde Green
Duco #260-55591-H

Color(s) #3

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Imperial Blue
Duco #202-55514

Body Color:
Imperial Blue
Duco #202-55514

Color(s) #4

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Barton Grey
Duco #246-55587

Body Color:
Barton Grey
Duco #246-55587

Color(s) #5

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Victoria Maroon
Duco #202-85638-M

Body Color:
Victoria Maroon
Duco #202-85638-M

Color(s) #6

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Seamist Grey
Duco #260-57060-H

Body Color:
Seamist Grey
Duco #260-57060-H

Color(s) #7

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Sky Grey
Duco #246-55768

Body Color:
Sky Grey
Duco #246-55768

Color(s) #8

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Terrace Green
Duco #260-85074-H

Body Color:
Terrace Green
Duco #260-85074-H

Color(s) #9

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Venetian Blue
Duco #260-55916-H

Body Color:
Venetian Blue
Duco #260-55916-H

Color(s) #10

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Surf Blue
Duco #246-39844-G

Body Color:
Surf Blue
Duco #246-39844-G

Color(s) #11

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Glenn Green
Duco #246-55922

Body Color:
Glenn Green
Duco #246-55922

Color(s) #12

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Sequoia Cream
Duco #246-52881

Body Color:
Sequoia Cream
Duco #246-52881

Color(s) #13

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Apache Red
Duco #246-55529-M

Body Color:
Apache Red
Duco #246-55529-M

Color(s) #14

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Sky Grey
Duco #246-55768

Body Color:
Verde Green
Duco #260-55591-H

Color(s) #15

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Sky Grey
Duco #246-55768

Body Color:
Victoria Maroon
Duco #202-85638-M

Color(s) #16

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Sky Grey
Duco #246-55768

Body Color:
Seamist Grey
Duco #260-57060-H

Color(s) #17

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Imperial Blue
Duco #202-55514

Body Color:
Barton Grey
Duco #246-55587

Color(s) #18

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Seamist Grey
Duco #260-57060-H

Body Color:
Sky Grey
Duco #246-55768

Color(s) #19

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Sky Grey
Duco #246-55768

Body Color:
Terrace Green
Duco #260-85074-H

Color(s) #20

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Sky Grey
Duco #246-55768

Body Color:
Venetian Blue
Duco #260-55916-H

Color(s) #21

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Sky Grey
Duco #246-55768

Body Color:
Surf Blue
Duco #246-39844-G

Color(s) #22

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Imperial Blue
Duco #202-55514

Body Color:
Surf Blue
Duco #246-39844-G

Color(s) #23

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Terrace Green
Duco #260-85074-H

Body Color:
Glenn Green
Duco #246-55922

Color(s) #24

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Carlsbad Black
Duco #246-2247

Body Color:
Sequoia Cream
Duco #246-52881

Color(s) #25

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Carlsbad Black
Duco #246-2247

Body Color:
Apache Red
Duco #246-55529-M

Color(s) #28

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Nassau Blue
Duco #202-57095

Body Color:
Nassau Blue
Duco #202-57095

Color(s) #29

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Golden Sand
Duco #202-57100

Body Color:
Golden Sand
Duco #202-57100

Color(s) #30

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Coronet Copper
Duco #202-57099-K

Body Color:
Coronet Copper
Duco #202-57099-K

Color(s) #31

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Glacier Green
Duco #202-57096-G

Body Color:
Glacier Green
Duco #202-57096-G

Color(s) #32

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Peacock Green
Duco #202-57097-G

Body Color:
Peacock Green
Duco #202-57097-G

Color(s) #33

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Aztec Gold
Duco #202-57098-G

Body Color:
Aztec Gold
Duco #202-57098-G

Color(s) #34

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Beach White
Duco #253-57044

Body Color:
Nassau Blue
Duco #202-57095

Color(s) #35

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Beach White
Duco #253-57044

Body Color:
Golden Sand
Duco #202-57100

Color(s) #36

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Beach White
Duco #253-57044

Body Color:
Coronet Copper
Duco #202-57099-K

Color(s) #37

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Beach White
Duco #253-57044

Body Color:
Glacier Green
Duco #202-57096-G

Color(s) #38

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Beach White
Duco #253-57044

Body Color:
Peacock Green
Duco #202-57097-G

Color(s) #39

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Verde Green
Duco #260-55591-H

Body Color:
Aztec Gold
Duco #202-57098-G

Color(s) #40

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Golden Sand
Duco #272-57192

Body Color:
Golden Sand
Duco #272-57192

Color(s) #41

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Beach White
Duco #253-57044

Body Color:
Golden Sand
Duco #272-57192

Color(s) #42

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Teal Blue
Duco #281-57215

Body Color:
Teal Blue
Duco #281-57215

Color(s) #43

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Beach White
Duco #253-57044

Body Color:
Beach White
Duco #253-57044

Color(s) #44

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Beach White
Duco #253-57044

Body Color:
Teal Blue
Duco #281-57215

Color(s) #45

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Seamist Grey
Duco #260-57060-H

Body Color:
Beach White
Duco #253-57044

1952 Buick Color Combination Chart

Color Name(s)Color CodeStandard Wheel ColorStandard Stripping ColorOptional Wheel ColorOptional Stripping ColorStandard on ModelsOptional on ModelsDuco #
Carlsbad Black1Carlsbad BlackFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whiteallall246-2247
Verde Green2Verde GreenFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whiteallall260-55591-H
Imperial Blue3Imperial BlueFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whiteallall202-55514
Barton Grey4Barton GreyFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whiteallall246-55587
Victoria Maroon5Victoria MaroonSilverallall202-85638-M
Seamist Grey6Seamist GreyFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whiteallall260-57060-H
Sky Grey7Sky GreyFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whiteallall246-55768
Terrace Green8Terrace GreenFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whiteallall260-85074-H
Venetian Blue9Venetian BlueFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whiteallall260-55916-H
Surf Blue10Surf BlueFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whiteallall246-39844-G
Glenn Green11Glenn GreenFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whiteallall246-55922
Sequoia Cream12Sequoia CreamFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whiteallall246-52881
Apache Red13Apache RedFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whiteallall246-55529-M
Sky Grey/Verde Green14Verde GreenFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whitenoneall
Sky Grey/Victoria Maroon15Victoria MaroonSilvernoneall
Sky Grey/Seamist Grey16Seamist GreyFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whitenoneall
Imperial Blue/Barton Grey17Barton GreyFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whitenoneall
Seamist Grey/Sky Grey18Sky GreyFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whitenoneall
Sky Grey/Terrace Green19Terrace GreenFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whitenoneall
Sky Grey/Venetian Blue20Venetian BlueFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whitenoneall
Sky Grey/Surf Blue21Surf BlueFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whitenoneall
Imperial Blue/Surf Blue22Surf BlueFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whitenoneall
Terrace Green/Glenn Green23Glenn GreenFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whitenoneall
Carlsbad Black/Sequoia Cream24Sequoia CreamFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whitenoneall
Carlsbad Black/Apache Red25Apache RedFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whitenoneall
Nassau Blue28Nassau BlueFrench WhiteApache RedFrench WhiteallSeries 70202-57095
Golden Sand29Golden SandApache RedallSeries 70202-57100
Coronet Copper30Coronet CopperApache RedallSeries 70202-57099-K
Glacier Green31Glacier GreenApache RedallSeries 70202-57096-G
Peacock Green32Peacock GreenApache RedallSeries 70202-57097-G
Aztec Gold33Aztec GoldApache RedallSeries 70202-57098-G
Beach White/Nassau Blue34Nassau BlueApache RednoneSeries 70
Beach White/Golden Sand35Golden SandApache RednoneSeries 70
beach White/Coronet Copper36Coronet CopperApache RednoneSeries 70
Beach White/Glacier Green37Glacier GreenApache RednoneSeries 70
Beach White/Peacock Green38Peacock GreenApache RednoneSeries 70
Verde Green/Aztec Gold39Aztec GoldApache RednoneSeries 70
Golden Sand40Golden SandApache Redallall272-57192
Beach White/Golden Sand41Golden SandApache Rednoneall
Teal Blue42Teal BlueFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whiteallall281-57215
Beach White43Beach WhiteBlack DuluxApache RedFrench Whiteallall253-57044
Beach White/Teal Blue44Teal BlueFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whitenoneall
Seamist Grey/Beach White45Beach WhiteFrench WhiteApache RedFrench Whitenoneall

Note for Two-Tone Color Combinations: The first color identifies the upper body color and the second color identifies the lower body color.