I have a 1968 Mustang coupe with a Nugget Gold interior (Code 2Y). I purchased the car about 15 years ago after it had been cosmetically restored by a previous owner. It needs to be redone, and I have a few questions about the proper interior colors.
When I bought the car most of the interior was gold (seats, door panels, headliner, windshield pillar pads, windlace, and all interior metal). The carpet, dash pad, and the pad above the glove box were black. These black items really looked out-of-place. I realize that the Nugget Gold interior is not the most common color, and even now (much less 16 years ago)it is difficult to find sources for many of the interior parts, but I want to try to refinsh the car correctly.
I've seen one car with a Nugget Gold interior at a car show, and the carpet and dash pads appeared to be a brown color (dark Nugget Gold?). The few Nugget Gold cars I've seen in magazines have had a variety of different colors. To further confuse things, I notice that The Paddock offers a Nugget Gold interior kit, but it includes and Ivy Gold carpet and what they call a "green/gold" headliner.
Does anyone out there know the correct colors for the carpet and dash pads on my car? Also, most vendors offer interior paint and vinyl dye in dark Nugget Gold and light Nugget Gold. Any ideas as to which shade is correct for the various parts of the interior? The interior metal parts (dash, doors, and rear seat side panels) appear to be light Nugget Gold, and I'm pretty sure this is correct.
Thanks for any feedback.