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Red Mustang Colors & Paint Codes

Created by Taylor Ward
Last Updated 3/11/2021

The Red Mustang has been the most iconic color in Mustang history. Check out our article detailing all of the different red Mustang paint colors 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 on the Mustang community.


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FORD MUSTANG Red COLORS

Paint Code Paint Name Years Available
J Rangoon Red 1964-65
3 Poppy Red 1964-65
X Vintage Burgundy 1965-67
5 Signal Flare Red 1966
T Candy Apple Red 1966-67, 1970
B Royal Maroon 1970
7, 2J Maroon 1971-72
3, 2B, 2R, 2P, 27, 21, EP Bright Red 1971-86, 1989, 1991-93
B Maroon Poly 1971
2M Dark Red 1974-75
2H Medium Red Glow 1979
24, EM Medium Red 1981-83, 1991-92
2C Medium Canyon Red 1984-86
2E Light Canyone Red 1985
2A Midnight Canyon Red 1985
2D Scarlet Red 1987-89
2H, EH Medium Cabernet 1987, 1990
2H Carbernet Red 1988-89
EL Wild Strawberry 1990-92
ES Vibrant Red 1992-95
EG Electric Red 1993
E8 Rio Red 1994-99
E9 Laser Red 1994-02
ES Performance Red 1999-01
D3 Torch Red 2002-10
G2 Redfire 2003-07
FX Crimson Red 2004
JV Dark Candy Apple Red 2008-09
U6 Red Candy 2010-13
PQ Race Red 2011-21
RR Ruby Red 2014-19
R3 Royal Crimson 2018
D4 Rapid Red 2020-21
Source: mustangattitude.com

Best Shades Of Mustang Red


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 that 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 its 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 in all years from 2011-21’! 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 tinted clearcoat gives it that shine that’s not too bright or dull to keep the aggressive look.

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Rapid Red

Available on 2020-21 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 articles to view all 2020 & 2021 Mustang color options!

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