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Homepage. This page: From 1961, a colour chart outlining the colours available for the Volkswagen Beetle saloon & convertible.

1960s VW Beetle colour chart.

This small leaflet describes the paint colours that a brand new VW Beetle could be ordered in, for the 1961 & 1962 model years. The cover shows three variants of the popular air-cooled Volkswagen - the standard saloon, a saloon with full-length opening sunroof, and the desirable Karmann-built convertible. The text is in six languages, with English in pole position and German in third. Maybe someone restoring a Bug of the early 1960s will find this chart of use?
Colours for the VW Beetle
Seven colours are listed for the VW saloon, and an eighth for the convertible.
  • L41 Black
  • L456 Ruby Red
  • L478 Beryl Green
  • L380 Turquoise
  • L469 Anthracite
  • L87 Pearl White
  • L390 Gulf Blue
  • L398 Pacific Blue (VW Convertible)
A range of paint colours for the VW Beetle
The rear page shows a photograph of a standard Beetle's interior and dashboard - "For every paint finish a harmonious interior trim".
VW Beetles appear in several places across the site - the site search below should bring up the relevant pages. One interesting page, in the motoring memories section, relates an ownership experience of a 1960 Beetle and a coming-together with a Ford Corsair.
Return to the Motoring Collectables section for more items relating to vintage and classic motorcars.

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