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Ghia Color Combinations
Description of Karmann Ghia Models
Paint/Body Forum FAQ with additional mixing codes and formulas

Models 143, 144 - see brochure, see thread
January 1956 up to August 1957, from Ch. No. 1 089 519 up to 1 649 252

Paint

Upholstery - cloth

Upholstery - cloth
L 41 black
51 dark grey 58 black
L 259 pelican red
51 dark grey 58 black
L 317 lizard green

(Roof - L318 deep green)
52 dark green  
L 318 deep green
52 dark green  
*L 330 trout blue
53 grey  
L 376 gazelle-beige
54 brown/copper red  
*L 377 deep brown
55 brown/khaki beige  
Remark: * no longer available

Models 141, 142 - see brochure
January 1958 up to December 1958, from Ch. No. 1 815 645 up to 2 270 325

Paint

Upholstery - cloth Upholstery-
leatherette
Upholstery-
leatherette
L 41 black
51 red/rust red
78 red brown
76 red
L 87 pearl white
50 red/true red
70 red brown
77 red
L 243 diamond grey
55 beige/honey brown
74 honey brown
 
L 354 cardinal red
54 beige/light beige
73 light beige
 
L 417 amazon
52 green/green grey
71 green grey
 
L 428 graphite silver
56 beige/rust red
70a red brown
 
L 431 bernina
58 blue/blue
75 blue
 
Remark: index a for door trim panels only

Models 143, 144 - see brochure, see thread
September 1957 up to July 1959,
from Ch. No. 1 649 253 up to 2 528 667

Paint

Upholstery - cloth
L 41 black
53 blue/blue grey
L 241 bamboo
52 green
L 248 aero silver
52a green
L 337 dolphin blue
58 blue/light blue
L 352 cognac
51 red
L 353 brilliant red
54 beige
L 354 cardinal red
51 red
Remark: Index a for door trim panels only

Models 141, 142
January 1959 up to July 1959 from, Ch. No. 2 270 326 up to 2 528 667

Paint

Upholstery - cloth

Upholstery - leatherette
L 41 black
50 red/true red 70 true red
L 87 pearl white
50 red/true red 70 true red
L 243 diamond grey
50 red/true red 70 true red
L 354 cardinal red
54 beige/light beige 73 light beige
L 417 amazon
52 green/green grey
71 green grey
L 428 graphite silver
50 red/true red 70 true red
L 431 bernina
58 blue/blue
75 blue

Models 141, 142
August 1959 to July 1960 from Ch. No. 2 528 666 up to 3 192 506

Paint

Upholstery - cloth

Upholstery-
leatherette
L 41 black
50 red/true red 70 true red
L 87 pearl white
50 red/true red 70 true red
L 265 platinum grey
52 green/green grey
71 green grey
L 360 sea blue
53 blue/green grey 71 green grey
L 444 malachite green
54 beige/light beige 73 light beige
L 452 paprika
51 red/stone beige 72 stone beige
L 453 ferrite brown
54 beige/light beige 73 light beige

Models 143, 144
August 1959 up to July 1960,
from Ch. No. 2 528 668 up to 3 192 506

Paint

Upholstery - cloth
L 41 black
50 red/true red
L 346 mango green
56 green/light green
L 347 seagull grey
55 green/green
L 362 midnight blue
53 blue/green-grey
L 364 strato blue
60 blue/blue
L 444 malachite green
54 beige/light beige
L 452 paprika
51 red/stone beige


Models 141 - 144

August 1960 up to July 1962, from Ch. No. 3 192 507 up to 4 846 835 - see brochure
Paint L 41 black
L 87 pearl white
L 360 sea blue
L 384 pampas green
L 397 lavender
Upholstery -
cloth
61 red 61 red 62 cerulean blue 63 green 57 silver
Upholstery -
leatherette
76 true red 76 true red 77 ice blue 80 soft beige 75 silver beige
Wheel disc L 87 pearl white
L 87 pearl white
L 289 blue white
L 480 porcelain green
L 288 bermuda
Steering
Column Tube
L 466 silver beige
L 466 silver beige
* ice blue * soft beige L 466 silver beige
Gearshift and
 Hand brake lever
L 467 basalt grey L 467 basalt grey L 290 satin blue * nepal green L 467 basalt grey
Seat Frame L 466 silver beige
L 466 silver beige
* ice blue L 466 silver beige
L 466 silver beige
- continued -
Paint L 398 pacific
L 452 paprika
L 456 ruby red
L 469 anthracite
L 490 sierra beige
Upholstery -
cloth
58 turquoise 57 silver 57 silver 57 silver 59 beige
Upholstery -
leatherette
74 ice blue 75 silver beige 75 silver beige 75 silver beige 78 light beige
Wheel disc L 289 blue white
L 87 pearl white
L 87 pearl white
L 87 pearl white
L 87 pearl white
Steering
Column Tube
* ice blue L 466 silver beige
L 466 silver beige
L 466 silver beige
* chamois
Gearshift and
 Hand brake lever
* hydrate green L 467 basalt grey L 467 basalt grey L 467 basalt grey * camel brown
Seat Frame * ice blue L 466 silver beige
L 466 silver beige
L 466 silver beige
L 466 silver beige
Rim L 41 black.  Remark: * no longer available

August 1962 to July 1963 from Ch. No. 4 846 836 up to 5 677 118 - see brochure
Paint L 41 black
L 87 pearl white
L 360 sea blue
L 398 pacific
L 456 ruby red
Upholstery -
cloth
61 brick red 61 brick red 62 cerulean blue 58 turquoise 57 silver
Upholstery -
leatherette
76 brick red
76 brick red
77 ice blue
77a ice blue
75 silver beige
Wheel disc L 87 pearl white
L 87 pearl white
L 289 blue white
L 289 blue white
L 87 pearl white
Steering
Column Tube
L 466 silver beige
L 466 silver beige
* ice blue * ice blue L 466 silver beige
- continued -
Paint L 469 anthracite
L 514 emerald
L 532 polar blue
L 560 manila yellow
L 571 terra brown
Upholstery -
cloth
61 brick red        
Upholstery -
cloth
57 silver 57 silver 57 silver 60 manila 59 beige
Upholstery -
leatherette
76 brick red
75 silver beige
77b ice blue
79 black
78 light beige
Upholstery -
leatherette
75 silver beige
       
Wheel disc L 87 pearl white
L 289 blue white
L 289 blue white
L 560 manila yellow
L 87 pearl white
Steering
Column Tube
L 466 silver beige
L 466 silver beige
* ice blue L 466 silver beige
L 466 silver beige
Rim L 41 black; gearshift and handbrake lever LD 43 grey-black.  Remarks: index and b for door trim panels only; * no longer available

August 1963 to July 1964 from Ch. No. 5 677 119 up to 6 502 399 - see brochure
Paint L 41 black
L 87 pearl white
L 360 sea blue
L 398 pacific
L 456 ruby red
Upholstery -
cloth
61 red 61 red 62 cerulean blue 58 turquoise 57 silver
Upholstery -
leatherette
76 brick red
76 brick red
77 ice blue
77a ice blue
75 silver beige
Upholstery -
leatherette
79 black
79 black
79 black
79 black
79 black
Wheel disc L 87 pearl white
L 87 pearl white
L 289 blue white
L 289 blue white
L 87 pearl white
- continued -
Paint L 469 anthracite
L 514 emerald
L 532 polar blue
L 560 manila yellow
L 571 terra brown
Upholstery -
cloth
57 silver 57 silver 58a turquoise 60 manila 59 beige
Upholstery -
cloth
61 red        
Upholstery -
leatherette
75 silver beige
75 silver beige
77b ice blue
79 black
78 light beige
Upholstery -
leatherette
76 brick red
79 black
    79 black
Upholstery -
leatherette
79 black
       
Wheel disc L 87 pearl white
L 289 blue white
L 289 blue white
L 560 manila yellow
L 87 pearl white
Rim L 41 black; steering column tube and seat frame L 466 silverbeige; gearshift and handbrake lever LD 43 grey-black
Remarks: index and b for door trim panels only

August 1964 up to July 1965, from Ch. No. 145 000 001 up to 145 999 000 - see brochure
Paint L 288 (01) bermuda

L 360 (12) sea blue
L 544 (05) roulette green

L 553 (04) henna red
L 554 (03) cherry red

L 560 (24) manila yellow
Upholstery -
cloth - standard
69 marine
65 silver
66 beige/beige
68 slate
68 slate
68 slate
Upholstery -
cloth - intermittently
68 slate
68 slate
61 brick red
65 silver
65 silver
62 beige brown
Upholstery -
cloth - intermittently
    62 beige brown
     
Upholstery -
cloth - intermittently
    65 silver
     
Upholstery -
cloth - intermittently
    68 slate
     
Upholstery -
leatherette - standard
92 aero blue
88 aero grey
89 aero beige
93 aero black
93 aero black
93 aero black
Upholstery - leatherette
intermittently
93 aero black
93 aero black
88 aero grey
88 aero grey
88 aero grey
90 aero brown
Upholstery - leatherette
intermittently
    90 aero brown
     
Upholstery - leatherette
intermittently
    91 aero red
     
Upholstery - leatherette
intermittently
    93 aero black
     

- continued -

  From November 1964  
Paint L 568 (37) sea sand
L 582 (06) arcona white
L 594 (02) smoke grey
L 595 (09) fontana grey
L 41 (10) black
 
Upholstery -
cloth - standard
62 beige brown
66 beige/beige
65 silver
68 slate
61 brick red
 
Upholstery -
cloth - intermittently
68 slate
61 brick red
61 brick red
61 brick red
65 silver
 
Upholstery -
cloth - intermittently
  62 beige brown
66 beige/beige
62 beige brown
   
Upholstery -
cloth - intermittently
  68 slate
  69 marine
   
Upholstery -
leatherette - standard
90 aero brown
89 aero beige
88 aero grey
93 aero black
89 aero beige
 
Upholstery - leatherette
intermittently
93 aero black
90 aero brown
89 aero beige
90 aero brown
91 aero red
 
Upholstery - leatherette
intermittently
  91 aero red
91 aero red
91 aero red
93 aero black
 
Upholstery - leatherette
intermittently
  93 aero black
  92 aero blue
   
Rim L 41 black; steering column tube and seat frame L 469 anthracite; gearshift and handbrake lever L466 silver beige

August 1965 to July 1966 from Ch. No. 146 000 001 up to 146 1021 300 - see brochure
Paint L 41 (10) black
L 288 (01) bermuda blue
L 360 (12) sea blue
L 544 (05) roulette green
L 553 (04) henna red
Upholstery -
cloth - standard
65 silver
67 azure pepita
65 silver
65 silver
65 silver
Upholstery -
cloth - intermittently
    68 silver/black
68 silver/black
68 silver/black
Upholstery -
leatherette - standard
78 platinum
80 black
78 platinum
78 platinum
78 platinum
Upholstery - leatherette
intermittently
79 pigalle
  80 black
80 black
80 black
Upholstery - leatherette
intermittently
81 balearic beige
    81 balearic beige
81 balearic beige
- continued -
  to Jan 1966 Ch. N.
146 531 868
from Feb 1966 Ch. N.
146 531 869
Paint L 554 (03) cherry red
L 560 manila yellow
L 568 (37) sea sand
L 582 (06) arcona white
L 282 (06) lotus white
Upholstery -
cloth - standard
65 silver
68 silver/black
66 teak pepita
66 teak pepita
66 teak pepita
Upholstery -
cloth - intermittently
68 silver/black
  68 silver/black
   
Upholstery -
leatherette - standard
78 platinum
80 black
80 black
79 pigalle
79 pigalle
Upholstery - leatherette
intermittently
80 black
  81 balearic beige
80 black
80 black
Upholstery - leatherette
intermittently
      81 balearic beige
81 balearic beige
Wheel disc, rim L 41 black; gearshift and handbrake lever LD 43 grey-black
Remarks: * see combination
*steering column tube: L 43 grey-black - 65, 67, 68, 78, 80, 81; L 672 rust - 66; L 652 scarlet - 79
*seat frame: L 46 lava - 65, 68, 78, 80; L 672 rust - 66; L  634 ultra blue - 67; L 652 scarlet - 79; L 662 almond beige - 81

August 1966 - July 1967, from Ch. No. 147 000 001 up to 147 999 000 - see brochure
Paint Upholstery - cloth Upholstery - leatherette
L 41 (10) black
  91 india red
 
L 282 (42) lotus white
68 khaki brown 66 74 khaki brown 91 india red
L 620 (02) savannah beige
68 khaki brown 66 74 khaki brown  
L 288 (01) bermuda blue
67 blue 66 84 black  
L 70 K (45) vulcan grey
68 khaki brown 66 73 light sand 66  
L 10 K (24) castillian yellow
66 platinum 66 84 black  
L 544 (05) roulette green
68 khaki brown 66 73 light sand 66  
L 50 K (47) neptune blue
66 platinum 66 84 black  
L 554 (03) cherry red
66 platinum 66 84 black  
Wheel disc, rim, steering column tube, gearshift, and handbrake lever LD 43 grey-black; seat frame L 46 lava

August 1967 - July 1968, from Ch. No. 148 000 001 to 148 999 000 - see brochure
Paint Upholstery - cloth Upholstery - leatherette
L 30 K (56) velour red
10 dogtooth platinum 68 43 black 68
31 light sand 68
L 41 (10) black
12 dogtooth khakibrown 68 42 india red 68
31 light sand 68
L 50 F (23) regatta blue
10 dogtooth platinum 68 43 black 68
31 light sand 68
L 61K (04) pine green
12 dogtooth khakibrown 68 32 khaki brown 68
31 light sand 68
L 70 F (19) chinchilla
12 dogtooth khakibrown 68 32 khaki brown 68
43 black 68
L 80 K (06) gobi beige
12 dogtooth khaki 68 32 khaki brown 68
43 black 68
L 282 (42) lotus white
10 dogtooth platinum 68 42 india red 68
43 black 68
L 288 (01) bermuda blue
10 dogtooth platinum 68 43 black 68
42 india red 68
L 554 (03) cherry red
10 dogtooth platinum 68 43 black 68
31 light sand 68
Wheel disc, rim, steering column tube, gearshift, and handbrake lever LD 43 grey-black; seat frame L 46 lava

August 1968 - July 1969, from Ch. No. 149 000 001 to 149 1200 000 - see brochure
Paint Upholstery - cloth Upholstery - leatherette
L 11 K (64) oriole yellow
10 dogtooth platinum 68 32 khaki brown 68
 
40 black 68
L 31 K (65) sunset
10 dogtooth platinum 68 31 light sand 68
40 black 68
L 51 K (55) chrome blue
10 dogtooth platinum 68 40 black 68
 
L 62 K (59) cypress green
12 dogtooth khaki 68 31 light sand 68
32 khaki brown 68
 
L 90 C (63) toga white
10 dogtooth platinum 68 40 black 68
47 gala red 69
L 554 (03) cherry red
10 dogtooth platinum 68 31 light sand 68
40 black 68
Wheel disc, rim, steering column tube, gearshift, and handbrake lever, seat frame LD 43 grey-black

August 1969 up to July 1970, from Ch. N. 140 2000 001 up to 140 3100 000 - see brochure

Paint

Upholstery - cloth

Upholstery - cloth Upholstery-
leatherette
Upholstery-
leatherette
L 10 E (08) pampas yellow
10 dogtooth platinum 68 12 dogtooth khakibrown 68 32 khaki brown 68
 
40 black 68
L 20 E (14) amber
10 dogtooth platinum 68 12 dogtooth khakibrown 68 31 light sand 68
40 black 68
L 30 E (13) bahia red
10 dogtooth platinum 68 12 dogtooth khakibrown 68 31 light sand 68
40 black 68
L 41 (10) black
10 dogtooth platinum 68 12 dogtooth khakibrown 68 31 light sand 68
 
L 51 E (18) albert blue
10 dogtooth platinum 68 12 dogtooth khakibrown 68 31 light sand 68
40 black 68
L 52 E (20) pastel blue
10 dogtooth platinum 68 12 dogtooth khakibrown 68 31 light sand 68
40 black 68
L 60 E (15) irish green
10 dogtooth platinum 68 12 dogtooth khakibrown 68 31 light sand 68
40 black 68
L 80 E (11) light ivory
10 dogtooth platinum 68 12 dogtooth khakibrown 68 40 black 68
 
Wheel disc, rim L 91 chrome paint; steering column tube, gearshift, handbrake lever, seat frame LD 43 grey-black

August 1970 up to July 1971, from Ch. No. 141 2000 001 up to 141 3200 000 - see brochure
Paint Upholstery- cloth Upholstery- leatherette
L 30 E (13) bahia red
70 cord black 71 71 cord leatherblack 71 72 palisander cord 71 40 black 71 54 palisander 71 55 leatherbeige 71
L 41 (10) black
L 50 E (16) adriatic blue
L 60 E (15) irish green
 L 63 K (43) willow green
L 80 E (11) light ivory
L 20 E (14) amber
L 21 E (23) bloodorange
L 96 D (80) silver metallic
 
L 96 E (86) gemini metallic
 
L 97 G (88) gold metallic
L 11 E (29) lemon yellow
Wheel disc, rim L 91 chrome paint; steering column tube, gearshift, handbrake lever, seat frame LD 43 grey-black

August 1971 up to July 1972, from Ch. No. 142 2000 001 up to 142 3200 000 - see brochure
Paint Upholstery- cloth Upholstery- leatherette
L 30 E (13) bahia red
37 black 38 leatherbeige 39 palisander 50 black 54 palisander 71 55 leatherbeige 71
L 41 (10) black
L 50 E (16) adriatic blue
L 60 E (15) irish green
 L 63 K (43) willow green
L 80 E (11) light ivory
L 20 E (14) amber
L 21 E (23) bloodorange
L 96 D (80) silver metallic
L 96 E (86) gemini metallic
54 palisander 55 leatherbeige
L 97 G (88) gold metallic
L 13 M (26) saturn yellow
Wheel disc, rim L 91 chrome paint; steering column tube, gearshift, handbrake lever, seat frame LD 43 grey-black

From August 1972, from Ch. No. 143 2000 001 - see brochure and brochure
Paint Upholstery- cloth Upholstery- leatherette
L 30 E (13) bahia red
37 black 38 leatherbeige 39 palisander 50 black 54 palisander 55 leatherbeige
L 41 (10) black
L 51 P (58) olympic blue
L 65 K (33) ravenna green
 L 64 K (36) zambesi green
L 80 E (11) light ivory
L 20E (14) amber
L 32 K (39) phoenix red
L 13 K (35) sunshine yellow
 
L 96 B (78) alaska metallic
 
L 96 M (39) marathon metallic
L 13 M (26) saturn yellow
L 99 A (77) saturn yellow metallic


Thanks to DaveM for lending his parts book


Karmann Ghia Paint Code Listing
Color Chip Years VW
code
Paint
code
PPG/Ditzler
code
Black 55-10 L41 9000
Pelican red 55-57  L259  
Deep green 55-57  L318 42678
Trout blue 55-57  L330 12187
Gazelle beige 55-57  L376 21854
Deep brown 55-57  L377 21863
Pearl white 58-6413 L87 8237
Diamond grey 58-59  L243 31824
Cardinal red 58-59  L354 71040
Amazon green 58-59  L417 42613
Graphite silver 58-59  L428 31900
Bernina blue 58-59  L431 12130
Bamboo 58-59  L241 81141
Aero silver 58-59  L248 31825
Dolphin blue 58-59  L337 31883
Cognac 58-59  L352 21732
Brilliant red 58-59  L353 70957
Platinum grey 60  L265 32066
Sea blue #1 60-6612 L360 12333
Malachite green 60  L444 42786
Paprika red 60-62  L452 71170
Ferrite brown 60  L453 21965
Mango green 60  L346 42582
Seagull grey 60  L347 31889
Midnight blue 60  L362 12335
Strato blue 60  L364 12336
Pampas green 61-62  L384 42893
Lavender 61-62  L397 12467
Pacific blue 61-64  L398 12466
Ruby red 61-6411 L456 71219
Anthracite 61-6418 L469 32133
Sierra beige 61-62  L490 22072
Emerald green 63-6425L514 43227
Polar blue 63-6422L532 12829
Manila yellow 63-6624L560 81443
Terra brown 63-6423L571 22366
Bermuda blue 65-6801L288 13267
Roulette green 65-6705L544 43460
Henna red 65-6604L553 71510
Cherry red 65-6903L554 71511
Sea sand 65-6637 L568 22626
Arcona white 65-6606L582 8727
Smoke grey

-

6502L594 32506
Fontana grey 6509 L595 32499
Lotus white 66-6842 L282 8650
Vulcan grey 6745L70K 32623
Castillian yellow 6724L10K 81604
Savannah beige 67 02 L620 22897
Neptune blue 6747L50K 13454
Velour red 6856L30K  
Regatta blue 6823 L50F  
Pine green 6804L61K  
Chinchilla 6819 L70F  
Gobi beige 6806L80K  
Oriole yellow 6964L11K  
Chrome blue 6955L51K  
Sunset 6965L31K  
Cypress green 6959L62K  
Toga white 6963 L90C  
Pampas yellow 70 08 L10E  
Amber 70-73 14 L20E  
Bahia red 70-73 13 L30E  
Albert blue 70 18 L50E  
Pastel blue 70 70 20 L52E  
Irish green 70-72 15 L60E  
Light Ivory 70-73 11 L80E  
Adriatic blue 71-72 16 L50E  
Willow green 71-72 43 L63K  
Bloodorange 71-72 23 L21E  
Silver metallic 71-7280 L96D  
Gemini metallic 71-7286 L96E  
Gold metallic 71-72 88 L97G  
Lemon yellow 71 26 L11E  
Saturn yellow 7226 L13M  
Olympic blue 72-73 58 L51P  
Ravenna green 72-73 33 L65K  
Zambesi green 72-73 36 L64K  
Phoenix red 72-73 39 L32K  
Sunshine yellow 72-73 35 L13K  
Alaska blue metallic 72-7378 L96B  
Marathon blue metallic 72-7389 L96M  
Saturn yellow metallic 72-73 77 L99A  

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