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.
|Paint Code||Paint Name||Years Available|
|5||Signal Flare Red||1966|
|T||Candy Apple Red||1966-67, 1970|
|3, 2B, 2R, 2P, 27, 21, EP||Bright Red||1971-86, 1989, 1991-93|
|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|
|2H, EH||Medium Cabernet||1987, 1990|
|JV||Dark Candy Apple Red||2008-09|
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!