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.