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Re: [T3] just bought pigalle

On 19 Oct 2004 at 15:12, Dave Hall wrote:

> Looks like 5; platinum, pigalle, azure repp, Balearic beige, and black.  Other
> years had other options, but what came to your shores depended on VWoA, just as
> our UK importers only had black or some version of off-white, and then the
> off-white only came with certain colours.
> Check them out at www.hallvw.clara.net/type3/T3pbo/colour_combinations.pdf
> (400kb).

This is a nice set of data, but to me it just looks the same as the later years 
when they are telling us what color the seats and maybe the vinyl panels were. 
There's nothing here that mentions that the dash is also a special color, or 
did I miss that somewhere?  

The notes at the bottom of the '66 data indicate something got painted scarlet. 
It looks like the seat frame, but I'm not quite sure how to parse their 
statement. My best guess is as follows:

Combination 79 (pigalle) got seat frames painted SL652 scarlet.

Combination 81 (Balearic Beige) got seat frames painted SL662 almond beige.

Combination 51 (Teak repp.) got seat frames painted SL672 rust.

It seems to me that these 3 combinations are our candidates for more widespread 
interior color options.

All other combinations got seat frames painted SL43 grey-black.

Any idea what repp. stands for? I'm also used to seeing paint colors as just 
"L" (Lack, color) but these are all "SL." Could this stand for Special Lack? If 
so, why is the standard seat frame color also an SL color?

There are similar notes in '67 & '68, but they are dwindling. No similar 
exceptions for any other years that I see.

Has anyone seen any unusual color combinations in 67-8, or any other years for 
that matter?

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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