Red Mustang Colors & Paint Codes

Posted 6/28/2019 by Taylor Ward

The Red Mustang has been the most iconic color in Mustang history. Check out our article detailing all of the different shades of red over the years.

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There’s a reason that Ford Mustangs in a red paint scheme bring the most attention to enthusiasts. There are so many red variances to choose from, so we at LMR have compiled a list of 1964-current paint codes and which year Mustangs they were available on. We also go into further detail into select iconic red colors to explain their impact to the Mustang community.



FORD MUSTANG RED COLORS
PAINT CODE PAINT NAME YEARS AVAILABLE
J Rangoon Red 1964-1965
3 Poppy Red 1964-1965
X Vintage Burgundy 1965-1967
5 Signal Flare Red 1966
T Candy Apple Red 1966-1967,1970
B Royal Maroon 1970
7, 2J Maroon 1971-1972
3, 2B, 2R, 2P, 27, 21, EP Bright Red 1971-1986, 1989, 1991-1993
B Maroon Poly 1971
2M Dark Red 1974-1975
2H Medium Red Glow 1979
24, EM Medium Red 1981-1983, 1991-1992
2C Medium Canyon Red 1984-1986
2E Light Canyon Red 1985
2A Midnight Canyon Red 1985
2D Scarlet Red 1987-1989
2H, EH Medium Cabernet 1987, 1990
2H Cabernet Red 1988-1989
EL Wild Strawberry 1990-1992
ES Vibrant Red 1992-1995
EG Electric Red 1993
E8 Rio Red 1994-1999
E9 Laser Red 1994-2002
ES Performance Red 1999-2001
D3 Torch Red 2002-2010
G2 Redfire 2003-2007
FX Crimson Red 2004
JV Dark Candy Apple Red 2008-2009
U6 Red Candy 2010-2013
PQ Race Red 2011-2020
RR Ruby Red 2014-2019
R3 Royal Crimson 2018
O4 Red Hot 2020
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POPPY RED

This is one of the most noticeable shades and became famous from the 1964.5 and 1965 Mustangs. This brings such a classic look to this era of Mustang that it still holds to be a staple color in the community.

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CANDY APPLE RED

This custom color was achieved in 1966’, 67’, & 70’ by shooting a translucent red over a silver or gold base. It got its name from being closely similar to an actual candy apple color!

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LASER RED

Being released on 1994-02’ models, this 8-year run of this unique color provided a special touch to SN95’s by adding a slightly darker shade of red.

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TORCH RED

This color was released on 2002-10’ models and is a very common color with SN95 and S197 Mustang owners. The reason is because it provides a classic look to more modern Mustang styles.

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REDFIRE RED

Being released on 2003-07’ Mustangs, Redfire was known as being a more “mature” color because of it’s darker shade, but still providing an aggressive look. This gives owners a nice low-profile look that many enthusiasts look for.

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RACE RED

This color has been used on all years from 2011-20’! It provides such a pure red color that is almost brighter than torch red and really pairs with the performance of the Coyote Engine.

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RUBY RED

Being used on 2014-19’ year models, it is very similar to the redfire color, but slightly darker. The metallic tined clearcoat gives it that shine that’s not too bright or dull to keep the aggressive look.

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RED HOT RED

Available on 2020 Mustangs, this metallic paint is a perfect mix of Race Red and Ruby Red which provides a great variance of color depending on how the light hits it. Explore our other article to view all 2020 Mustang color options!

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