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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:28 am    Post subject: Standard 1951/L21 Pearl Gray combinated with colored lines Reply with quote

Im searching for any informations about the redcolored combinations with L21 Pearl Gray on Standard splits.
The handpainted body lines at the side of the split and the wheels ( logos at hubcaps ) where made in a kind of red, if you want to. Some splits dont have them, they only left the fabrication with black VW-signs at the hubcaps, nothing else than Pearl Grey where on them. But what is about the redcolored lines ?
Is this made original from Volkswagen fabrication on an extra order by the customer ?? Is this written on pricelist also ?
The picture shows a standard with the combination, and is from a mechandising vidieo.....
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sealing Wax Red.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bet it is Coral red L 50 or L 351. A 1956 color (L351) but also used on splits (L50)
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wheels were painted Sealing Wax Red on splits, for example on Sand colored cars.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK...nice colorcombo anyhow! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, I would like to see an original split in Coral Red. I've never ever seen one and I don't think they ever existed.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This a Belgian 1950 Standard Split, restored to original condition. It also features the red lines at the side of the body. Unlike any other Standards it has chromed bumpers (also with this red line painted!), headlight rings, door handles and hub caps. I was told that this is 100% original and correct for Belgian standards from 49-50 Ive seen a few similar cars on VW meetings in Belgium, so Im quite sure this is how they were delivered at the time I don't know if this rare standard version was only for the Belgian market, or also sold in other countries in this color combination. The chrome trim may have been an extra added by the Belgian VW importer D'Ieteren to make standard beetles more attractive and sell more cars...


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By the way, I would like to see an original split in Coral Red. I've never ever seen one and I don't think they ever existed.

no, coral red (L351) was only available from '56 onwards


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:33 am    Post subject: Standard Split Rag Top Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't "billmetric" post a picture in the Hoffman thread ("Hoffman Cars" originated by 52HoffmanSplit) about his gray standard with remnant red pinstripes???

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaah...Those old faded pics from the 50`s are great. A standard sunroof...cool.

About the coralred to be or not to be on splits. Coralred was a cabrio and heb color only. The name was coralred and the number was L 50.
But it didnt look the same as the dental plate color we usually
connect with this color. It was alot brighter.. Thats about that Wink Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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no, coral red (L351) was only available from '56 onwards


A lot of literature out there states that Coral red was available in 1950. Like I said, I don't believe it.

Here is the only one I have ever seen in person. But like I said, i don't think it could be original.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the way, we're not talking about l351, we're talking about L50.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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no, coral red (L351) was only available from '56 onwards


A lot of literature out there states that Coral red was available in 1950. Like I said, I don't believe it.

Here is the only one I have ever seen in person. But like I said, i don't think it could be original.

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Is that the one that B. Wolczanski in FL (W. McNabb Foreign) restored? I think it had a magazine feature a few years back? I do recall having met him once at Hershey (seemed like a very good guy, straight shooter), and I'd guess he wouldn't attempt to alter a car's originality. But then again, perhaps if an owner insists, and is willing to pay for it...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. thats the car (on the back of my trailer Smile )

I do think the original color was Chestnut Brown or Medium Brown.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes. thats the car (on the back of my trailer Smile )


Is or was that your car, Kevin?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. It was a friend of mines for awhile. Its still here on the east coast though.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:31 am    Post subject: Re: Standard Split Rag Top Reply with quote

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From a original brochure I have , Volkswagenwerk Presents Its Products 7-52 b VW Windsor Sales & Service South West Ontario A real cool 10 pages of color photos


I'd be careful about using these photos for color reference. They look to me as if they are black and white pictures that have been colorized (as well as retouched but that's another matter). I have some old photos from the 60's of my parents and myself that were colorized that way by the photographer when they were first taken. It was a popular option at the time.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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no, coral red (L351) was only available from '56 onwards


A lot of literature out there states that Coral red was available in 1950. Like I said, I don't believe it.

Here is the only one I have ever seen in person. But like I said, i don't think it could be original.

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It seems that both L50 and L351 were named 'Coral Red'... That doesn't necessarily means that both colors are the same.

To my opinion the split in this picture is not original, but repainted in the 'Oval Color' L351 Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

belgianboxer wrote:
Wiggy wrote:
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no, coral red (L351) was only available from '56 onwards


A lot of literature out there states that Coral red was available in 1950. Like I said, I don't believe it.

Here is the only one I have ever seen in person. But like I said, i don't think it could be original.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

It seems that both L50 and L351 were named 'Coral Red'... That doesn't necessarily means that both colors are the same.

To my opinion the split in this picture is not original, but repainted in the 'Oval Color' L351 Wink


They are not the same colors. I know that. L50 is a Coral Red color that is purported to be a split only color.

The car is NOT L351.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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About the coralred to be or not to be on splits. Coralred was a cabrio and heb color only. The name was coralred and the number was L50.
But it didnt look the same as the dental plate color we usually
connect with this color. It was alot brighter.. Thats about that Wink Wink

wisdom from Sweden Wink
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