The car color series was a limited series conceived to pay homage to the cool paint colors that Fender once used on certain models, mostly derived from automotive colors of the '50s. Hence the unofficial moniker, "Car Colors."
The colors used were: Daphne Blue (not sonic blue or baby blue), Lake Placid Blue, Candy Apple Red, Surf Green (not Sea Foam Green), andShell Pink
These colors were originally derived from
1958 Cadillac: LPB Blue and Daphne Blue 1956 De Soto: Shell Pink 1957 Chevy: Surf Green Not an actual car color: Candy Apple Red
The car color series was produced solely as 2002 models. All serial numbers start with MZ2. (no source, but at this point, I am satisfed that none exist with a serial number that starts witn anything but MZ2, at least until someone shows me one)
The series used "U" shaped, chunky necks. (source: Fender promotional spec sheet)
The series was supposed to be made completely in mahogany (source: Fender promotional spec sheet), but the majority of them seem to be made with ash. In the many examples I have seen (ebay auctions, other photographs, the few I've found in person, my own five, etc.), ash is by far the more common wood.
The series was conceived by Jay Black of the Custom Shop, who actually supervised the project.
The guitars were painted in the USA and assembled in Mexico.
The guitars were actually painted in the USA Custom Shop.
The pickups were American pickups, chosen specially for this series (Fender's spec sheet describes them as "Vintage single-coil tele pickups with Alnico Magnets), and different from those used in "ordinary" MIM '69 reissues made at the same time
This is a Used item from our private collection in near mint condition. As stated before final assembly was done in Mexico.