View Full Version : Only BB cars had painted bumpers?

02-11-2005, 04:08 PM
My research seems to show only the BB colored cars had painted bumpers.My Bittersweet '69 had painted bumpers,and in in the research/restoration phase,i assume this was not correct for this car? Any input appreciated.Thanks,Mark.

Big Bad AMX
02-11-2005, 04:31 PM
Correct, only the 1969 Big Bad Colors had factory painted bumpers. Your Bittersweet Orange AMX originally came with chrome bumpers. It was quite a shocker to see painted bumpers on a car back then. In '70 and later (to 19??) the BB colors were made available on all models but they had chrome bumpers.

Re-chroming bumpers is much more expensive today than painting them so that's what sometimes leads to the decision to paint the bumpers.

Occasionally you'll come across painted fiberglass bumpers too.