For this FlashBack we are going all the way to 1990.
Colt Firearms decided to manufacture the Gold Cup in a Commander size firearm. 500 Of the Gold Cup Commander Custom Edition were produced in Royal Blue with serial numbers ranging from 001GCC to 500 GCC. An additional 500 were manufactured in stainless and serial numbered GCC001 to GCC500.
This allowed a buyer to have one of each finish bearing the same number. For example 183GCC and GCC183 for a matching set
All of the Gold Cup Commander Custom Editions shipped with platypus style grip safety, traditional Gold Cup hammer and trigger along with a standard safety and slide stop. Elliason sights were naturally standard.
The Royal Blue Gold Cup Commander Custom Edition pictured above also had Custom Shop African Ivory grips installed. The stainless version pictured below has the standard walnut grips installed. The stainless version has also had the nicely contoured Safari Arms safety and slide stop installed.
Now in addition to the Custom Edition versions pictured above, Colt also produced 1500 standard Gold Cup Commanders in stainless. These left the Factory with a standard grip safety and rubber wrap around grips.