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Ford Lightning Paint Codes | 1st & 2nd Gen

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Last Updated 7/23/2021

Check out all of the different colors from Late Model Restoration that are offered on both the 1st and 2nd Generations of the Ford Lightning.

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Below Late Model Restoration has put together a full list of colors that were offered on both the 1st and 2nd Generations of the popular Ford Lightning. Check them out below!


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The First Gen Ford SVT Lightning was released in 1993 with a rubber ripping, torque machine under the hood in the form of the 351W 5.8L V8. Featuring GT40 cylinder heads and a unique tubular upper intake manifold that, arguable, is the best-looking intake manifold that Ford used in their EFI pushrod engines, it produced 240 hp and 340 lb/ft. of torque! This truck competed directly with the much larger 454 ci. engine found in the Chevrolet SS 1500 pick up. When we say compete, we mean stomped all over! The smaller Windsor V8 propelled Ford’s SVT F150 down the road faster than its bowtie competitor and did not look back!

Only four colors were offered with this 1993-95 F150 Lightning, Oxford White, Raven Black, Vermillion & Ultra Red. This kind of truck did not need flashy colors in order to do its job. The SVT Lightning let its performance do the talking. It may not be much compared to today’s standards but back in the early ’90s, a performance full-size truck of this caliber was second to none. Below you will find color codes and examples of this fine automobile!


1st Gen Ford Lightning Colors (93-95)

Paint Code Paint Name Years Available
YC Raven Black 1993-1995
EP/E4 Vermillion Red 1993 & 1995
WH Ultra Red 1994
YO Oxford White 1994-1995

Raven Black

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Raven Black was offered on 1993-95 Lightning models. Below are the productions numbers:

Gen 1 Raven Black Production Numbers

Model Year Production Numbers
1993 2,691
1994 1,382
1995 824

Vermillion Red

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Vermillion Red was offered on 1993 & 1995 Lightning models. The only difference in color between these 2 years was that 1993 models all had Single Stage Paint and with 1994-95 models having a Basecoat Clearcoat. This led to the 1993 Vermillion Red color having a paint code of EP and the 1995 model having the E4 paint code. Below are the productions numbers:

Gen 1 Vermillion Red Production Numbers

Model Year Production Numbers
1993 2,585
1995 695

Ultra Red

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Ultra Red was offered on just the 1994 Lightning model. This color was originally called Crimson, but was eventually changed to what we know as Ultra Red. Below are the productions numbers:

Gen 1 Ultra Red Production Numbers

Model Year Production Numbers
1994 1,165

Oxford White

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Oxford White was offered on 1994-95 Lightning models. Below are the productions numbers:

Gen 1 Oxford White Production Numbers

Model Year Production Numbers
1994 1,460
1995 761



Ford’s muscle truck would take a break from 1996 to 1998. When the SVT F150 Lightning was relaunched in 1999, it was a whole new ballgame! Out was the 351W 5.8L pushrod V8 and in was the new modular 5.4L V8 topped with an Eaton Supercharger making 360 hp and 440 lb/ft. of torque! These numbers were increased in 2001 to 380 hp and 450 lb/ft. of torque. Hitting 60 mph in 5.2 seconds with the change in 2001, there was not a truck on the road that could come close to sniffing the SVT Lightning’s tire smoke!

With its newfound looks and power, Ford offered the truck in a number of new colors that complimented the smooth body lines of the SVT F150! Familiar colors like Bright Red, Oxford White, and Black returned for the 2nd Gen SVT Lightning. They look right at home on these trucks. Some new showstopping colors that have become highly sought after include Sonic Blue and Dark Shadow Grey. These colors are also fan favorites on the Mustang and some enthusiasts even have a Mustang and a Lightning of the same color! Imagine having a Sonic Blue 2003 SVT Lightning and a Sonic Blue 2003 SVT Cobra nestled next to each other in your garage!

Below you will find color codes, names, and the year range that they were offered!


2nd Gen Ford Lightning Colors (99-04)

Paint Code Paint Name Years Available
UA Black 1999-2004
E4 Bright Red 1999-2004
YZ/Z1 Oxford White 1999-2004
YN Silver Metallic 2000-2002, 2004
L2 True Blue 2002
CX Dark Shadow Grey 2003-2004
SN Sonic Blue 2003-2004

Raven Black

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Raven Black was offered on 1999-04 Lightning models. Below are the productions numbers:

Gen 2 Raven Black Production Numbers

Model Year Production Numbers
1999 1,601
2000 1,596
2001 1,908
2002 1,198
2003 1,036
2004 843

Bright Red

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Bright Red was offered on 1999-04 Lightning models. Below are the productions numbers:

Gen 2 Bright Red Production Numbers

Model Year Production Numbers
1999 1,533
2000 1,405
2001 1,722
2002 1,086
2003 735
2004 648

Oxford White

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Oxford White was offered on 1999-04 Lightning models. Below are the productions numbers:

Gen 2 Oxford White Production Numbers

Model Year Production Numbers
1999 866
2000 928
2001 1,170
2002 294
2003 606
2004 428

Silver Metallic

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Silver Metallic was offered on 2000-02 & 2004 Lightning models. Below are the productions numbers:

Gen 2 Silver Metallic Production Numbers

Model Year Production Numbers
2000 1,037
2001 1,581
2002 1,018
2003 618

True Blue

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True Blue was offered on 2002 Lightning models. Below are the productions numbers:

Gen 2 True Blue Production Numbers

Model Year Production Numbers
2002 1,130

Dark Shadow Grey

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Dark Shadow Grey was offered on 2003-04 Lightning models. Below are the productions numbers:

Gen 2 Dark Shadow Grey Production Numbers

Model Year Production Numbers
2003 1,170
2004 648

Sonic Blue

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Sonic Blue was offered on 2003-04 Lightning models. Below are the productions numbers:

Gen 2 Sonic Blue Production Numbers

Model Year Production Numbers
2003 723
2004 596

We at Late Model Restoration hope this Ford Lightning Colors Guide has better helped you in identifying the many colors offered on this classic F150. As always, for everything Ford Lightning shop LMR!