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In 1969, Shelby stopped modifying Mustangs and sold the remaining cars in work in 1970. How do you tell a 1969 Shelby Mustang from a carry over 1970 Shelby Mustang? Besides the first digit in the VIN, the hood of all 1970 Shelby Mustangs had black stripes.
Grabber Blue is available in the 2023 and 2024 model year
1970 was the first year of the Grabber Paints on production Mustangs. Three selections were Grabber Blue, Grabber Orange, and Grabber Green which were very popular on the Mach 1, Boss 302 and Boss 429 special sports models. Grabber Yellow was also available in 1970 but only on the remaining Shelby Mustang's carried over from 1969 production. Competition Yellow was available in 1970 as a standard Mustang color and was the same paint as Shelby Grabber Yellow, so in 1971 it was renamed Grabber Yellow due to the popularity of the Grabber colors.
There was also a special Grabber Special Value Package available in 1970 to promote the all the Grabber paint colors. The package was available on fastbacks painted in either Grabber Green, Grabber Blue, Grabber Orange, Calypso Coral, or Bright Yellow. The Grabber Package added; a special "C" stripe similar to the 1969 Boss side stripe but without the lettering, an F-code 302ci 2bbl engine, body colored side mirrors, blacked out rear taillight panel, and 14-inch wheels with dog dish style plain hub caps.
In 1971, a new Grabber color was introduced: Grabber Lime which joined the renamed 1970 Corporate Yellow as Grabber Yellow and Grabber Green and Grabber Blue. After 1971, the Grabber colors only came back periodically with only one color offering each special year. Grabber Orange is the offering today.
2007 saw the return of one of the grabber colors: Grabber Orange. Unfortunately for Yellow Mustang fans, Grabber Orange replaced yellow as a standard exterior Mustang color. The popularity of Grabber Orange has allowed other Grabber colors to come back.
Grabber Blue returned as a standard color in the 2010-2014 model year, as well as 2017 and 2021 to the present. But in 2021, the formulation for the paint is new.
The Grabber Lime paint name returns as a new metallic color in 2020. This is the first time the Grabber name is assigned to a metallic paint.
Grabber Yellow came back for one year in 2021! Just as its original 1969 named yellow, it is a non-metallic, bright yellow. Awesome!
Grabber Paint offerings by year
Below is a list of all years and shades of Grabber Paint Mustangs.
There were 29 offerings of Grabber Paint in 19 of the 60 production years of the Mustang.
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