The Holy Grail found: VWSA paint & upholstery codes

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I am trying to get better photos, but this is what I could get thus far, and only for 1974.

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Oh wow :-)

Herbie, can you tell me what is the yellow'ish paint colour that is between the Crystal Blue (Kristal Blou) and Palm Green (Palm Groen) please?

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Herbie wrote: Tue May 19, 2020 10:50 am I am trying to get better photos, but this is what I could get thus far, and only for 1974.

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Hi Riaan, dis "Sunset Yellow", kode no 4.
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Baie dankie :-)
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Herbie wrote: Tue May 19, 2020 11:55 am Hi Riaan, dis "Sunset Yellow", kode no 4.
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Hi All,
Im trying to find the paint code for my Father in law who had a 72 beetle 1600 deluxe. He thinks the paint is nut brown and he has described it as like a milk chocolate colour. I think in his old age he might be getting confused with the interior colour!
Anyone that can help would be great!
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Welcome here, hope to see more posts and photos' from you.

Brown was a popular colour in the 50's, had a resprayed brown 59 in the past, and not sure what the code was.

You must remember the colours used in RSA was not the same as used else where.

Was the car Ausssie or SA built?

Should you Google Brown VW beetle, you will find a large number of different shades.

I am sure there will be someone able to post the paint code.

How about some photo's of his car, if he still has it.

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The Holy Grail found: VWSA paint & upholstery codes

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Hi andymarc. According to my research...which is not very comprehensive btw :-), there was no brown colour listed in the 72 year when looking at the paint card. Having said that VW's application of their own rules were sometimes different than the spec and in some cases not what we would have thought. It could have been a late 1971 sold in 1972. If that is the case there was a 08-Tan colour listed in 1971. I am not 100% sure how tan looked like but I guess it would be darker than beige but not as dark as chocolate though. Incidentally the colours tan and light beige were both offered in 1970.


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Thanks all for replying
He bought it brand new in 72 in Durban.
He is looking to find one in SA and import it here.
The Aussie ones were made of hodge podge parts and never were offered in a 1600. We only got the 1500 here.
Also due to our regulations the seats were different. We didn't get the pop out rear windows either. The list goes on!!!
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This is the colour. Actually this looks like the exact car he had.
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