VW Paint Colours 1970-1979

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  1. syncro

    syncro Active Member

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    Here are the only colours that Australian delivered Kombis had. ('77-'79)
    This is from VW documents


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    body-ext. colour |Paint code |Sales Term|PR Number|Remark
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    agata brown |86Z |4803 | |1977,1978
    agata brown |86Z |T1 | |1978,1979
    agata brown |86Z |4831 |S765 |1978
    atlas white |91Z |4803 |S723 |1977
    ceylon beige |13H |D1 | |1977-1978
    dakota beige |13A |D5 | |1978
    datte brown |H8A |4817 | |1978
    diamond silver metallic |97A |4991 | |1977-1979
    ivory |567 |46 | |1973,1977-1978
    fox red |H3A |4831 | |1978
    brilliant orange |20B |E1 | |1977
    brilliant orange |20B |9226 | |1979
    light gray |345 |A7 | |1974-1979
    marino yellow 77 |21H |9156 | |1979
    marino yellow 77 |21H |E6 | |1977-1979, 217
    mexico beige |E1M |9832 | |1979
    mexico beige |E1M |D9 | |1979
    neptune blue |50K |J6 | |1977-1979
    oceanic blue |57H |J4 | |1977-1979
    panama brown |12A |E9 | |1978,1979
    pastel white |90D |R1 | |1979
    pastel white |90D |9926 | |1979
    pastel white |90D |06 | |1977-1978
    senegal red |31A |G9 | |1977-1979
    taigagreen |63H |P4 | |1977-1979
    taigagreen |63H |9451 | |1979

    Here are the only colours that Australian made Kombis had. ('73)
    This is from VW documents
    Antarctica White
    Wattle
    Mustard
    Kalahari Tan
    Radar Red
    Flipper Blue
    Regatta Blue
    (Microbus standard had red trim and the deluxe had alabaster trim)

    Here are the only colours that Australian made Kombis had. ('74)
    This is from VW documents

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    Last edited: Dec 11, 2008
  2. ttmck

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    Thanks Phil sticky on this very good reference
     
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  4. ttmck

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    All done Phil it slipped thru on me sorry i missed it in the first place
     
  5. syncro

    syncro Active Member

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    We now have Australian colours listed for;
    '73
    '74
    '76
    '77
    '78
    '79

    Does anyone have any Volkswagen Australia documentation on;
    '68
    '69
    '70
    '71
    '72
    '75
     
  6. StevieVW

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    Hi Five for Andrew!
     
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    I'd be very happy with a collection like that!
     
  8. KombiMadness

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    Hi Syncro, Andrew & anyone else who might know (hopefully the owner of the above bus),

    The is the colour I want to paint my '74 bus - I love it!!

    I thought it was 'Oceanic Blue' which I was told was only available in one year (1978?). Looking at Syncro's list, it's listed as Oceanic Blue 57H J4.

    But looking at the colour charts Andrew posted (great work, mate), Oceanic Blue is not listed anywhere. Looking closely, it seems the above colour may be 1976 chart 'Reef Blue' L-57H 2883 OR 1977 chart 'Reef Blue J4' L-57H 2883!!

    Are you confused yet?? The logical answer is of course, that VW called the same colours different names in different countries, just like they have different model names in different countries.

    Looking at the paint codes is a bit of a clue - Syncro's Oceanic Blue 57H J4 and Andrew's 1977 chart Reef Blue J4 L-57H.

    But I need to be sure!! I don't want to give my painter the wrong paint code and he starts spraying and "Oh Shite, it's the wrong shade!!!!"

    If you know or have sprayed your bus 'Oceanic Blue/Reef Blue J4' or own the above bus - please divulge....

    Thanks, Markus
     
  9. yellow

    yellow New Member

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    Thanks everybody

    My colour is definitely Avocado Green!

    My I suggest a title name change to this sticky to VW Paint Colours 1970 to 1979?

    As if it had said that I would have looked at it before asking my question as I thought it was only 1977 to 1979 by the title.

    Great thread!
     
  10. gazman

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    Markus, your painter should be able to mix up a sample pot for you to test.
     
  11. KombiMadness

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    OK, thanks Garth.

    Is there no KC member out there with a bus painted Oceanic or Reef Blue? Be interested to hear your respray experience...
     
  12. GypsyWannabe

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    Hi Markus,

    Did you ask Steve Muller (Kombi Rescue). That bus is one of two in Oceanic Blue at his workshop that I drool over whenever I visit and I remember talking to you about it whilst there a few weeks back - it is the colour I wanted to paint my Janie (did you end up with her?). Steve told me it was only on 1976 Deluxe models but I guess it is possible that VW use different names for the same paint code. I reckon Steve would know who did the paint job (it might have been Peter) and the painter could probably confirm the code.

    Baz
     
  13. KombiMadness

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    Hi Baz,

    Yeah, that's where I took the photo of this bus. No, I haven't spoken to Steve about this colour or who painted it since that day we met. I will ask him again when I see him.

    Yes, I have bought your 'Janie' but haven't been able to pick her up because Steve was away for a few weeks and she needed a few things doing to her. Hopefully, picking her up on Monday.

    Well Janie will be getting painted this colour and it's kinda cool that you wanted her this colour, too :cool: That's why I wanted to be sure of the paint code, my brother is a spray painter and hopefully he'll be doing the job for 'family' rates! :lol:

    How's the fishing been?
     
  14. ybhve4

    ybhve4 New Member

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    awesome info...thanks

    i think i have decided on a colour now :)
     
  15. Weeds

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    Hello,

    Can someone help me please, read through all the codes etc but I can't figure it out from my VIN plate.

    The current colour of my bus is a mix of a reddish orange and inside looks like PMG red? The plate says it is a delivery van so may have been repainted but can't figure out the original colour. My plate says 214 2 ... ...

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Ross
     
  16. KombiMadness

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    I totally agree!
     
  17. leithbro

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  18. kalamunda

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    My Australian delivered January 1978 Kombi is Chrome Yellow -L20A.

    It does appear to have always been painted that color so the statement that claims no Australian delivered kombis were painted Chrome Yellow may be incorrect.
     
  19. leithbro

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    Is yours a sopru as well? marino yellow=chrome yellow=L20A=my sopru colour I'm sure
     
  20. kalamunda

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    Hey Mark, Yes Mine has a plate behind the passenger seat that states it is a Sopru 4 seater conversion.

    Still scratching my head though as the outside is painted with L20A but the inside I am still not certain.
    So it does seem that someone has repainted the exterior at some time. This could mean that the statement "No Australian Delivered Kombis in 1977-.... were painted "Chrome Yellow" is in fact true.

    Dammed if I can find an "M Plate" up under the dash near any air vent or anywhere else.

    I just got Auto Barn Virginia to mix up a can of Marino Yellow - E6 and it is "Yellower" than the interior colour.

    Guess I will have to go see the "spectrometer" ? Boys ?

    L20A on Left - E6 Middle - L20B on right - None of them seem to match the original unchanged existing interior colour......

    L20A-E6-L20B.jpg
     
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