If you are baffled over paint color, you're not alone. There are a wide variety of opinions about paint color, which is why we looked at a variety of colors. There are three basic V-8 paint colors from 1964-1/2 through 1973. Our no-brainer approach is this: Use Duplicolor engine spray paint for best results. From left to right are Duplicolor Light Ford Blue (1601), Universal Gold (1604), and Ford Dark Blue (1606).