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empiracer Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:04 am

A thread for 1954-55 convertible Congo Green , post photos and information specific to this color

Original Factory Paint & Upholstery book made available by Yustrn



Early Showroom photo


Cabriothusiast 1954 VW Cabrio, Unrestored Congo Green, 39,212 original miles, 2 owner car




rkilbury Built early 1955 with original interior



empiracer Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:00 pm

Found this Congo green paint chip and mixing formulas on the KarmannGhia.org site, posted from a 1959 original VW Lacquers book



Link to the site for other colors
http://karmannghia.org/paint_chips.html

Mr. OGPaint Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:40 am

I have nothing to add except to say that's an awesome color. Very unique and cool early Vw color.

motofly196 Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:18 am

I also have nothing to add, but I have a request. How about posting some pictures of your car Peter? This is an awesome color!!

luftkuhlers Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:50 am

very nice car!!!

i have one question about the seat pattern style.

it seems to be exclusively for (only some) oval verts.
last year in Bad Camberg i've discovered only one car with this pattern.

Does anybody know, if it belongs to certain years or was it an extra order?

empiracer Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:23 am

My car is the rkilbury vert, it is currently undergoing a transformation back to stock, I don't want to post photos just yet as it would turn more into a build thread. I may post up some photos in the convertible registry thread when I get a minute

motofly196 Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:53 am

As hard as you've been working on your car, I thought you might be driving it Peter. We will just have to wait... :D

luftkuhlers Mon Jun 27, 2016 2:34 am

empiracer wrote: A thread for 1954-55 convertible Congo Green , post photos and information specific to this color




still hope someone can help me about the seat pattern style. i've seen it only on some oval verts.

Does anyone know the years, this style was used?

empiracer Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:29 pm

luftkuhlers wrote:

still hope someone can help me about the seat pattern style. i've seen it only on some oval verts.

Does anyone know the years, this style was used?
I don't know the answer to your question, you may have better luck asking
In the Official Oval Convertibles thread and Registry
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=341124

luftkuhlers Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:37 am

empiracer wrote: luftkuhlers wrote:

still hope someone can help me about the seat pattern style. i've seen it only on some oval verts.

Does anyone know the years, this style was used?
I don't know the answer to your question, you may have better luck asking
In the Official Oval Convertibles thread and Registry
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=341124

thanks, it helped. it should have been used only in 54-55.
56 verts have the sedan pattern again.

i was confused, because i've seen this pattern on some verts with ribbed doors and plain doors. and also some verts with ribbed and plain doors with sedan pattern seats, so i was asking, what's so special about this pattern style.

empiracer Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:23 pm

Finally a photo of my own 55 Congo Green Convertible

motofly196 Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:51 pm

Looks awesome Peter! I can't wait to see it in person!

grizpdx Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:23 am

empiracer wrote: Finally a photo of my own 55 Congo Green Convertible


That car got me like...



WOOOOHHHHH

empiracer Thu May 25, 2023 9:58 am

a page from a dealer color upholstery chart showing the seat and roof material , Super cool !




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