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Can't say I've ever seen "Pink Mist"

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Pink Mist was a special order paint color in 1968. From what Special paint colors observed on this forum by members reporting back from what PHS told them, PHS has never been able to identify the special color, other than the car received a SPEC paint code. Might be hard to prove it came with that color unless by 68 the PHS records are better.
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Pink Mist was a special order paint for 1968.

I found this,"Special order colors were -Custom Factory Paint is indicated by "2", "1", "4", "PRIMER", blank, '----', 'SPEC', or 'special.' The data plate for the Paint Code may have been marked "2" for Pontiac special order colors, "1" (or Blank) for non-Pontiac colors, and "4" (or "PRIMER) for primer-only finish.)
Pink Mist was an available special order color for 1968, paint number 868-99466."

And here is a more detailed website on the special colors for 1968 with paint chips. phscollectorcarworld: 1968 Pontiac Special Order Paint Codes
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And you can buy one here if you like it. Special paint noted on the window sticker.

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Mary Kay GTO?
Online info says the first Mary Kay car to be painted pink was a 1968 Caddy. It says that the first pink cars were given out in 1970.

I read on another site that pink cars were given to the Playboy playmates beginning in 1964 to 1974, but none seemed to be Pontiacs.

Apparently the pink color could only be had on GTO's with the chrome bumper and was not available on the Endura bumpered GTO's.
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Late sixtys until about 1973 my dad had a 66 Hemi Charger factory painted "evening orchid " (very similar pink to the pink mist) w a white interior. Traded it in on a 1973 Chevelle. I found out about 10 years ago that Chrysler made two in that color....one with black interior and one with white.
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Late sixtys until about 1973 my dad had a 66 Hemi Charger factory painted "evening orchid " (very similar pink to the pink mist) w a white interior. Traded it in on a 1973 Chevelle. I found out about 10 years ago that Chrysler made two in that color....one with black interior and one with white.
Yep, who knew, right? The '67 GTO convertible I owned was "Iris Mist" which is pretty close (previous owner had painted the exterior a Navy Blue, but door jams, trunk, etc. were still original in color). It was not available for '67, so it was a special order color. I worked at a restoration shop and I think I was 20 at the time. The data plate had no paint code under "paint." I recall asking one of the seasoned body men what the color was. He looked and was stumped as well. We had an Acme paint color book and I went through all the available colors for 1967. Ran across "Plum Mist," but there was no color chip. I asked the seasoned body man if he thought that was the color. He said it sounded like it, so I ordered a gallon. Needless to say, it was basically a burgundy and not a match. Never used it and never did at the time I owned the car figure out what color it was. Sold the car.

Being here on the forums I have learned a lot myself, and the sad part is that it seems there isn't any way to identify/confirm the special order colors and as I recall, the guy I sold it to was going to restore it in silver. So the car may still be floating around somewhere, but who would truly know it was "Iris Mist?" Like your Dad's Hemi Charger, how many special order Iris Mist, close ratio 4-speed/3.90 geared '67 GTO's do you think they made? Mine also had the factory Ram Air hood (minus the air cleaner because it had a tri-power on it) and AM-FM radio. Arghhhhh. Who knew?
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Agreed it is frustrating that it's tough to document original special order paints, but I'm not sure I'd want to drive around a pink GTO just because it was a rare or special order model. I've seen Iris Mist on a 1965 (see ad in link - no affiliation). Nice cars but again not necessarily a mainstream choice. At least we have PHS available to give Pontiac owners better clues as to how these came from the factory. Many of the other makes have much less to reference.

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