Originally Posted by HOTROD57
I know 2 guys that have the the color on two different cars a 57 belair and a 59 vette and you are right different name put them side by side and they are exactly the same color not sure why the different name
Usually the different names are attributed to the different "lines". Chevy will call it one name while GMC will call it another.
I had a color chip book from the sixties that had all the names under each chip and they were always different, very differnet. It depends on what the marketing dept of the particular line wanted to "sell".
Chevy may call black "Black Ghost" while Buick would call it something like "Midnight black" while Cadillac would be "Tuxedo Black".
It's all in the marketing dept, as with just about anything we buy.