Update: (20 March 2000)
After the RAMM discussion list came up with the info that the Ditzler
paint code for FM3 is 2260, and the DuPont paint code for FM3 is
5129, I received an email which suggests that the Australian colour
"I recently needed some Magenta paint and found that none
of my usual paint suppliers had the Chrysler Code MD in their
computers. After much searching I contacted PPG Ditzler in Sydney
and they were able to fax me the details of the paint code. PPG
Ditzler paint code for Chrysler / Mitsubishi Magenta for model
years 1971 - 2 is 4459. This varies from the paint code you list
on your site for FM3 so it looks like FM3 and magenta are different."
- Peter Mead
Update: (2 September 1999)
Since posting this page, I have had several emails on the subject
of whether Magenta is FM3 - here are some excerpts:
"Regarding the point of magenta being the same color as
panther pink, if you put 2 cars side by side you would find magenta
is richer in color. I've spent a lot of time in the States and
knew someone who owned a panther pink challenger in Vegas. I have
owned a magenta r/t here and I'm sure they're a different color.
" - Darren
"Same color, without a doubt (at least by eyeball calibration).
Would a check of Dupont or Ditzler color codes be able to verify
if it's the same color?" - Daty
Also, the resulting
thread on the RAMM discussion list came up with the info that
the Ditzler paint code for FM3 is 2260, and the DuPont paint code
for FM3 is 5129. If anyone out there knows the Dupont or Ditzler
codes for MD Magenta then we may have a conclusive answer.