Volkswagen Bus Original Paint Color Samples

Choosing which color to paint your classic VW Bug is a big deal. Whether you're doing a stock or custom restoration, it's usually best to go with one of the stock colors for your year beetle (IMHO). But if you're thinking about an original color from a different year bug, that makes things a lot more complex because Volkswagen offered a huge array of colors over the years. Making an important decision like this, based solely on a 1" wide paint chip pasted in a catalog is tough, so to make the choice a little easier, here's a page of sample colors so you can see how some of the more popular stock colors look on an actual vintage VW bug. You'll find that Glasurit, Sherwin Williams, Sikkens, Ditzler PPG, Dupont and most of the other popular brands of automotive paint, already have formulas for most of Volkswagen's original colors. Also, here's a complete list of the Volkswagen Bug Factory Paint Codes.

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VW Bug in original paint color L390 - Gulf Blue
Volkswagen color
L390 Gulf Blue
Volkswagen Bug in original L380 - Turquoise paint color
VW color
L380 Turquoise
Volkswagen color
L41 Black
Volkswagen Bug in factory color L478 - Beryl Green
VW color
L478 Beryl Green
Volkswagen Bug in stock color L456 - Ruby Red
VW color
L456 Ruby Red
VW Bug in stock paint color L633 - VW Blue
Volkswagen color
L633 VW Blue
Volkswagen Bug in stock paint color L639 - Zenith Blue
VW color
L639 Zenith Blue
VW Bug in stock paint color L519 - Bahama Blue
Volkswagen color
L519 Bahama Blue
VW Bug in original color L572 - Panama Beige
Volkswagen color
L572 Panama Beige
Volkswagen Bug in original color L469 - Anthracite
Volkswagen color
L469 Anthracite
VW Bug in original color L351 - Coral Red
Volkswagen color
L351 Coral Red
Volkswagen Bug in original color L1009 - Yukon Yellow
Volkswagen color
L1009 Yukon Yellow
Volkswgen Bug in original paint color L518 - Java Green
Volkswagen color
L518 Java Green
VW Bug in original paint color L282 - Lotus White
VW color
L282 Lotus White
Volkswagen Bug in original paint color L360 - Sea Blue
Volkswagen color
L360 Sea Blue
VW Bug in original paint color L620 - Savannah Beige
VW color
L620 Savannah Beige
VW Bug in original color: L451 - Indian Red
Volkswagen color
L451 Indian Red
Volkswagen Bug in original color: L349 - Jade Green
Volkswagen color
L349 Jade Green
VW Bug in original color: L363 - Arctic
Volkswagen color
L363 Arctic
Volkswagen Bug in original color: L87 - Pearl White
VW color
L87 Pearl White

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