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Special Order Paint Codes, 356/ 911/ 912/ 912E
1969 912 Window Sticker noting Special PaintA special order color 912 is quite rare!  Porsche offered a palette of numerous "special paint" colors, however the October 1967 Christophorus magazine reported less than one percent of 1966 Porsches were delivered in such colors.  Earlier 356 colors were still available, plus colors which would prove to be popular standard colors in subsequent years.  For example, an 1966 912 could ordered Champagne Yellow like a 356, as well as Burgundy Red like a 1968 911 or 912.  Other colors were always special order; PCA - Rocky Mountain Region member David Mauk's father-in-law was the original owner of his 1969 Canary Yellow 912 Coupe; click on the window sticker image to view see the "special paint" notation.  

The original paint color and vehicle identification number for a specific car was stamped on a chassis plate, then riveted to the left-hand door hinge post below the chassis number.  For 1976 912Es, the paint number should be on the middle of the plate, in a three digit (color code) - one digit (coachbuilder) - one digit (paint manufacturer) format.  In lieu of that plate, owners can request a Porsche Cars North America Certificate of Authenticity that includes the original paint code and much more information.

For 1967-1969 and 1976 model year 912s, additional prefix and suffix designations may be attached to the paint colors.  For example, a prefix number 97- signifies that the original paint was 140 degree C / 284 degree F 'baking paint', oven cured with all heat sensitive parts removed.  Original paint manufacturers are designated by suffix letters: L=Lechler G=Glasurit  (See also Glasurit Classic Car Colors and BASF-Glasurit) H=Herbol)
Paint No.  Color Code Name(s): English, German, alternate names, notes
1964/1965 Special Colors
6410 610 Dolphin Gray, Delphingrau
6411 413 Togo Brown, Togobraun
6412 313 Bali Blue, Baliblau
6413 700 Black, Schwarz
Special Order Colors 1966-1969
R=all paint manufacturers.   5 digit codes are Lechler
R1007 (6823)    Signal yellow, Signalgelb
R1012 (6824)   Lemon yellow, Zitronengelb, Canary Yellow
P2002 (6809) 018 Tangerine, Blutorange
R5009 (6803) 319 Prussian Blue, Ossiblau
R5012 (6826)    Pastel blue, Pastellblau
R5013 (6827)   Ultra Blue, Ultrablau
R6001 (6829)   Signal Green, Signalgrün
R6016 (6831)   Turkey Green, Türkisgrün, Turquoise
R7030 (6833)    Fortuna Grey, Fortunagrau, Cloudy grey
R8007 (6836)    Sepia Brown, Sephiabraun
16153 (6822)  111 Champagne Yellow, Champagnergelb
17656   Lido Gold
17657 (6821)  132 Ivory, Elfenbein, Medium Ivory
30736   Maroon, Kastanienbraun
30847 (6854) 020 Dark red metallic, Dunkelrotmetallic
30868 (6808)  017 Burgundy Red, Burgundrot
52254 (6825) 320 Crystal blue, Kristalblau
52300 (6853)  322  Blue metallic, Blaumetallic
62109 (6852) 221 Dark green metallic, Dunkelgruenmetallic
62162   Velvet Green
62163 (6830) 218 Bush Green, Buschgrün, Leaf Green, Buschgruen
62164   Sea Green, Seegrün
62165 (6828) 216  Lime Green, Goldgrün, Golden Green
62166 (6835) 414 Olive
70192 (6834)  622 Beige Gray, Beigegrau, Oxford Grey
75741   Stone Grey, Steingrau
75742 (6832) 620  Grey White, Weissgrau, White [Light] Grey
80342 (6837) 416 Coffee, Kaffeebraun, Cocoa Brown
95043 (6838) 700 Black, Schwarz
96024 (6206)  (6851) 924 Silver metallic, Silbermetallic
Special 1976 Colors
009-9-x H2H2 Magenta, Karminrot
042-9-1 H1H1 Peru Red, Perurot, Guards Red
106-9-1  B7B7 Talbot Yellow, Talbotgelb
137-9-x N8N8 Lime Green, Yellow green, GelbGruen
213-9-x (015)  M3M3  Irish Green, Irischgrün
258-9-2   Speedway Green, Ascot Green, Shamrock Green
260-9-2 P6P6   Sebring Green, Daphne Gruen
360-9-1 T2T2     Polar Blue, Coppofloria Blue, Ice Blue
443-9-3  Z6Z6   Copper Brown Diamond Metallic, Braunkupfer Diamant Met
514-9-3   Metallic Champagne, Beigegrau Metallic
516-9-1 D3D3   Desert Beige, Sahara Beige
Glasurit Paint ChipsIf you have a passion for Porsche painting and have additions / corrections to this table, please let us know using any of the contact options on this page.  Links to chip sample images are scanned and should not be deemed exact.  For Porsches with non-original paint color, traces of the original paint may remain in the trunk, engine compartment, under the upholstery, dashboard, the frame crossmember behind the rear license plate sheetmetal, and other locations.  Original color charts are sometimes available at literature and swap meets.  TCP Global provides an Auto Color Library; select "your car's make & year" to view color chips / formulas.  From Germany,

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