1953 Buick Colors

1953 Buick Colors

For the new anniversary model line, Buick offered 19 solid colors and additional 19 two-tone paint combinations, where roof and body were painted differently. In order to simplify the ordering of Duco Paints, DuPont had set up a new paint ordering code number system. So don’t be surprised if the numbers on this page differ from the ones for 1952 – even if the colors are the same. The paint combinations 73 and 75 were discontinued on 1st of May, 1953. But therefore, the paint 86 and 87 were introduced.

In 1953 were so many paint colors optional at extra cost as never before. Buick also reserved special colors for certrain body styles like convertibles or estate wagons. But the optional wheel color was carried over from past years.

Compare the following 1953 Buick color code numbers with these on your body tag to find out how your 1953 Buick was originally painted!

1953 Buick Color Combinations

Color(s) #51

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Carlsbad Black
Duco #246-2247

Body Color:
Carlsbad Black
Duco #246-2247

Color(s) #52

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Verde Green
Duco #260-55591

Body Color:
Verde Green
Duco #260-55591

Color(s) #53

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Imperial Blue
Duco #202-55514

Body Color:
Imperial Blue
Duco #202-55514

Color(s) #54

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Jordan Grey
Duco #246-57345

Body Color:
Jordan Grey
Duco #246-57345

Color(s) #55

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Victoria Maroon
Duco #202-85638

Body Color:
Victoria Maroon
Duco #202-85638

Color(s) #56

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Seamist Grey
Duco #260-57060

Body Color:
Seamist Grey
Duco #260-57060

Color(s) #57

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Shell Grey
Duco #246-57346

Body Color:
Shell Grey
Duco #246-57346

Color(s) #58

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Terrace Green
Duco #260-85074

Body Color:
Terrace Green
Duco #260-85074

Color(s) #59

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Tyler Blue
Duco #202-57351

Body Color:
Tyler Blue
Duco #202-57351

Color(s) #60

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Ridge Green
Duco #246-57347

Body Color:
Ridge Green
Duco #246-57347

Color(s) #61

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Osage Cream
Duco #246-57348

Body Color:
Osage Cream
Duco #246-57348

Color(s) #62

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Matador Red
Duco #246-57349

Body Color:
Matador Red
Duco #246-57349

Color(s) #63

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Shell Grey
Duco #246-57346

Body Color:
Verde Green
Duco #260-55591

Color(s) #64

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Shell Grey
Duco #246-57346

Body Color:
Victoria Maroon
Duco #202-85638

Color(s) #65

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Shell Grey
Duco #246-57346

Body Color:
Seamist Grey
Duco #260-57060

Color(s) #66

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Imperial Blue
Duco #202-55514

Body Color:
Jordan Grey
Duco #246-57345

Color(s) #67

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Seamist Grey
Duco #260-57060

Body Color:
Shell Grey
Duco #246-57346

Color(s) #68

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Ridge Green
Duco #246-57347

Body Color:
Terrace Green
Duco #260-85074

Color(s) #69

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Shell Grey
Duco #246-57346

Body Color:
Tyler Blue
Duco #202-57351

Color(s) #70

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Terrace Green
Duco #260-85074

Body Color:
Ridge Green
Duco #246-57347

Color(s) #71

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Verde Green
Duco #260-55591

Body Color:
Osage Cream
Duco #246-57348

Color(s) #72

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Carlsbad Black
Duco #246-2247

Body Color:
Matador Red
Duco #246-57349

Color(s) #73

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Teal Blue
Duco #202-57215

Body Color:
Teal Blue
Duco #202-57215

Color(s) #74

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Majestic White
Duco #246-57350

Body Color:
Majestic White
Duco #246-57350

Color(s) #75

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Majestic White
Duco #246-57350

Body Color:
Teal Blue
Duco #202-57215

Color(s) #76

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Seamist Grey
Duco #260-57060

Body Color:
Majestic White
Duco #246-57350

Color(s) #77

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Reef Blue
Duco #202-57352

Body Color:
Reef Blue
Duco #202-57352

Color(s) #78

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Mandarin Red
Duco #202-57353

Body Color:
Mandarin Red
Duco #202-57353

Color(s) #79

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Balsam Green
Duco #202-57354

Body Color:
Balsam Green
Duco #202-57354

Color(s) #80

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Majestic White
Duco #246-57350

Body Color:
Balsam Green
Duco #202-57354

Color(s) #81

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Majestic White
Duco #246-57350

Body Color:
Mandarin Red
Duco #202-57353

Color(s) #82

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Majestic White
Duco #246-57350

Body Color:
Reef Blue
Duco #202-57352

Color(s) #83

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Pinehurst Green
Duco #202-57365

Body Color:
Pinehurst Green
Duco #202-57365

Color(s) #84

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Majestic White
Duco #246-57350

Body Color:
Pinehurst Green
Duco #202-57365

Color(s) #85

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Majestic White
Duco #246-57350

Body Color:
Matador Red
Duco #246-57349

Color(s) #86

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Glacier Blue
Duco #253-57547

Body Color:
Glacier Blue
Duco #253-57547

Color(s) #87

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Imperial Blue
Duco #202-55514

Body Color:
Glacier Blue
Duco #253-57547

Color(s) #88

Available at no extra cost for all models.

Roof Color:
Jordan Grey
Duco #246-57345

Body Color:
Glacier Blue
Duco #253-57547

1953 Buick Color Combination Chart

Color Name(s)Color CodeStandard Wheel ColorOptional Wheel Color w/Wheel CoversOptional Wheel Color without Wheel CoversStandard Stripping ColorOptional Stripping ColorStandard on ModelsOptional on ModelsDuco #
Carlsbad Black51Carlsbad BlackMatador RedMatador RedFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall246-2247
Verde Green52Verde GreenMatador RedMatador RedFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall260-55591
Imperial Blue53Imperial BlueMatador RedMatador RedFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall202-55514
Jordan Grey54Jordan GreyMatador RedMatador RedBlackBlackallall246-57345
Victoria Maroon55Victoria MaroonSilverallall202-85638
Seamist Grey56Seamist GreyMatador RedMatador RedFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall260-57060
Shell Grey57Shell GreyMatador RedMatador RedFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall246-57346
Terrace Green58Terrace GreenMatador RedMatador RedBlackFrench Whiteallall260-85074
Tyler Blue59Tyler BlueMatador RedMatador RedFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall202-57351
Ridge Green60Ridge GreenMatador RedMatador RedFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall246-57347
Osage Cream61Osage CreamMatador RedMatador RedFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall246-57348
Matador Red62Matador RedBlackFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall246-57349
Shell Grey/Verde Green63Verde GreenMatador RedMatador RedFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall
Shell Grey/Victoria Maroon64Victoria MaroonSilverallall
Shell Grey/Seamist Grey65Seamist GreyMatador RedMatador RedFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall
Imperial Blue/Jordan Grey66Jordan GreyMatador RedMatador RedBlackFrench Whiteallall
Seamist Grey/Shell Grey67Shell GreyMatador RedMatador RedBlackFrench Whiteallall
Ridge Green/Terrace Green68Terrace GreenMatador RedMatador RedFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall
Shell Grey/Tyler Blue69Tyler BlueMatador RedMatador RedFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall
Terrace Green/Ridge Green70Ridge GreenMatador RedMatador RedFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall
Verde Green/Osage Cream71BlackMatador RedMatador RedFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall
Carlsbad Black/Matador Red72Matador RedBlackFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall
Teal Blue73Teal BlueMatador RedMatador RedFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall202-57215
Majestic White74Majestic WhiteMatador RedMatador RedBlackFrench Whiteallall246-57350
Majestic White/Teal Blue75Teal BlueMatador RedMatador RedFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall
Seamist Grey/Majestic White76Majestic WhiteMatador RedMatador RedBlackFrench Whiteallall
Reef Blue77Reef BlueMatador RedMatador Redallall202-57352
Mandarin Red78Mandarin RedMandarin Redallall202-57353
Balsam Green79Balsam GreenMatador RedMatador Redallall202-57354
Majestic White/Balsam Green80Balsam GreenMatador RedMatador Redallall
Majestic White/Mandarin Red81Mandarin RedMandarin Redallall
Majestic White/Reef Blue82Reef BlueMatador RedMatador Redallall
Pinehurst Green83Pinehurst GreenMatador RedMatador Redallall202-57365
Majestic White/Pinehurst Green84Pinehurst GreenMatador RedMatador Redallall
Majestic White/Matador Red85Matador RedBlackFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall
Glacier Blue86Glacier BlueMatador RedMatador RedFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall253-57547
Imperial Blue/Glacier Blue87Glacier BlueMatador RedMatador RedFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall
Jordan Grey/Glacier Blue88Glacier BlueMatador RedMatador RedFrench WhiteFrench Whiteallall

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