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This page contains a list of Porsche 912 paint codes and corresponding color samples.

To determine the number of your car’s paint code, refer to the aluminum information plate located on the inside of left-hand door hinge post, and read the number stamped below ‘Kunstharzlack’ (which translates to ‘Resin Paint’).  On Karmann bodied 912s the plate will read ‘Kunstharzlack Farbton’ (‘Resin Paint Shade’).  If the plate is missing or illegible, you may be able to obtain the paint code info through Porsche Cars North America's Certificate of Authenticity Program.

On cars which have been painted a different color from their factory livery, you may be able to find traces of the original paint hiding in the trunk, engine compartment, under the upholstery, dashboard, or the frame crossmember behind the rear license plate sheet metal.

From 1965 through 1969 original paint manufacturers were designated by suffix letters:  L = Lechler  G = Glasurit  |  H = Herbol

Beginning in 1967, additional prefix and suffix designations may be attached to the paint colors listed in the table below.  For example, a prefix number ’97-‘ signifies that the original paint was 140C / 284F degree 'baking paint', which was oven cured with all heat sensitive parts removed.

On the 1976 912E, paint numbers are stamped in the middle of the plate in a three digit; the indicates place of application (where ‘9’ = Porsche), the 2nd digit indicates the paint manufacturer (‘1’ = Lesonal, ‘2’ = Glasurit, ‘3’ = Herberts), and the 3rd place indicates whether the color is standard or special order.
 
The October 1967 edition of Christophorus published a percentage breakdown pf Porsche colors delivered in 1966:

Light Ivory: 23.9%

Polo Red: 18.7%

Irish Green: 14.2%

Sand Beige: 9.5%

Aga (Dark) Blue: 8.7%

Slate Grey: 6.9%

Bahama Yellow: 6.5%

Gulf (Light] Blue: 4.6%

Metallic Silver: 3.1%

Black: 3.0%

All Other Colors: 0.9%


Consolidated below are all Porsche 912 colors known to the 912 Registry. 
 
In addition to standard colors, Porsche customers could have their car painted a special order color (for an additional charge). In 1969 the price for a special order color on a 912 was $162.50. Note that in some instances, a standard color from one year may be a special order color for another.  
 
With the 1976 912E, various sources contradict as to which colors were standard and which were special order, thus all known 912E colors have been consolidated together in one section.

If you have a 912 with a rare original exterior color that is not yet pictured here, please email us a photo so that we may add it.

1964 / 1965 912 Standard Colors
Paint Number
Color Number
Color Name
Color Sample
 6401   615  Slate Grey
 6402 015
 Ruby Red
 6403 314 
Enamel Blue
 
 6404 131
Light Ivory
 6405 111
Champagne Yellow
 
 6406 213
Irish Green
 
 6407 016
Signal Red
 

1966 / 1967 912 Standard Colors 
Paint Number
Color Number
Color Name
Color Sample
 6601  615  Slate Grey
 
 6602  012  Polo Red
 
 6603  315  Golf Blue
 
 6604  131  Light Ivory
 
 6605  110  Bahama Yellow
 
 6606  213  Irish Green
 
 6607  510  Sand Beige
 
 6608  310  Aga Blue
 
 6609  700  Black  


1968 / 1969 912 Standard Colors 
Paint Number
Color Number
Color Name
Color Sample
 6801  615  Slate Grey
 
 6802  012  Polo Red
 
 6803  319 Ossi Blue
 
 6804  131  Light Ivory
 
 6805  110  Bahama Yellow
 
 6806 213
 Irish Green
 
 6808  017  Burgundy Red

 6809  018 Tangerine

 
1976 912E Colors  
Paint Number
Color Number
Color Name
Color Sample
027-9-2
G8G8
India or Guards Red
 
 042-9-1  B2B2  Continental Orange
 
 042-9-1  H1H1  Peru Red
 
 106-9-1  B7B7  Talbot Yellow
 
 117-9-1 B6B6
 Canary or Light Yellow
 
 137-9-1  Unknown  Lime Green
 
 213-9-1 Unknown
 Irish Green
 
258-9-2
 N8N8  Speedway Green
 
 260-9-1  Unknown  Sebring Green
 
265-9-3
 Y4Y4 Oak Green Metallic
 
266-9-3
Y8Y8
 Ice Green Metallic
 
304-9-3
 W9W9  Caribe Blue Metallic
 
305-9-2  J3J3  Arrow Blue
 
360-9-1
 T2T2  Coppofloria Blue
 
408-9-1
T3T3
 Bitter Chocolate
 
436-9-3
 Z5Z5  Burgandy Metallic
 
443-9-1
 Unknown  Copper Metallic
 
514-9-3
Unknown
 Champagne Metallic
 
516-9-1
 D3D3  Desert Beige
 
700-9-1
 A1A1  Black  
908-9-2
R4R4
 Grand Prix White
 
936-9-3
 Z2Z2  Silver Metallic
 
 944-9-3 W1W1
 Platinum Diamond Metallic
 
 Unknown P5P5  Shamrock Green
 
 Unknown W1W1
 Emerald Green
 
Unknown Unknown  Magenta  
 Unknown  Unknown  Petrol Blue
 
 Unknown  Unknown  Yellow Green
 

1964 / 1965 912 Special Order Colors  
Paint Number
Color Number
Color Name
Color Sample
 6410  610 Dolphin Grey
 
 6411  413  Togo Brown
 
 6412  313  Bali Blue
 
 6413 700
 Black  


1966 / 1969 912 Special Order Colors  
Paint Number
Color Number
Color Name
Color Sample
 6821 111 / 16153 
Champagne Yellow
 
 Unknown 17656    Lido Gold
 
 6821 132 / 17657    Medium Ivory
 
 6825 320 / 52254   Crystal Blue
 
 6853 322 / 52300    Blue Metallic
 
 6852 221 / 62109    Dark Green Metallic
 
 Unknown 62162    Velvet Green
 
 6830 218 / 62163    Leaf Green
 
 Unknown 62164    Sea Green
 
 6828 216 / 62165    Lime Green
 
 6835 414 / 62165 
Olive  
 6834 622 / 70192    Beige Grey
 
 Unknown 75741   Stone Grey 
 
 6832 620 / 75742   Grey White 
 
 6837 80342    Coffee Brown
 
 6838 700 / 95043    Black
 
 6851 924 / 96024
Silver Metallic
 
 6809 018 / P2002    Tangerine  
 6823 R1007    Signal Yellow
 
 6824 R1012   Lemon Yellow
 
 6803 319 / R5009    Prussian Blue
 
 6826 R5012    Pastel Blue
 
 6827 R5013    Ultra Blue
 
 6829 R6001    Signal Green
 
 6831 R6016    Turkey Green
 
 6833 R7030 
Fortuna Grey
 
 6836 R8007 
 Sepia Brown
 





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