Volkswagen Bug Original Paint Code Numbers

The charts below provide a list of the original Volkswagen paint codes, paint names and interior upholstery colors that were available from the factory. These paint and interior options are shown by year and VIN number so you can easily see the paint and interior color options that were originally available for your vintage beetle. The single stage paint that VW originally used, was supplied by German paint company Glasurit. Glasurit still sells its quality automotive paint products, but quality auto paint is also available from PPG, Dupont, Sikkens, Sherwin Williams and others. Your paint supplier should have access to the "paint mix formulas" for these original Volkswagen paint "L codes". To get a good idea how some of these original Volkswagen colors will look on your classic VW bug, check out our Original VW Bug Sample Colors here.

Mar 1953 - Dec 1953 - Bug
(chassis# 464 207 thru 594 688)
Exterior Upholstery
L73 Chestnut Brown Beige
L19 Atlantic Green Beige
L41 Black Beige
L35 Metallic Blue Grayish Beige
L11 Pastel Green Beige
L272 Sahara Beige Beige





Jan 1954 - July 1955 - Bug
(chassis# 594 689 thru 953 485)
Exterior Upholstery
L227 Strato Silver 52 Slate Blue Cloth
L213 Iceland Green 51 Green Cloth
L276 Ultramaroon 50 Beige Cloth
L41 Black 50 Beige Cloth
L271 Texas Brown 50 Beige Cloth
L275 Light Beige 50 Beige Cloth





Aug 1955 - Mar 1956 - Bug
(chassis# 953 486 thru 1173 572)
Exterior Upholstery
L227 Strato Silver 52 Blue Cloth
70 Light Beige Leatherette
71 Blue Leatherette
L324 Polar Silver 54 Green Cloth
70 Light Beige Leatherette
73 Dark Green Leatherette
L313 Reed Green 54 Green Cloth
70 Light Beige Leatherette
73 Dark Green Leatherette
L370 Nile Beige 50 Beige Cloth
70 Light Beige Leatherette
72 Red Leatherette
L315 Jungle Green 54 Green Cloth
70 Light Beige Leatherette
73 Dark Green Leatherette
L41 Black 53 Grey Cloth
70 Light Beige Leatherette
72 Red Leatherette





Apr 1956 - July 1957 - Bug
(chassis# 1173 573 thru 1637 037)
Exterior Upholstery
L240 Agave 50 Light Beige Cloth
70 Light Beige Leatherette
72 Red Leatherette
L351 Coral Red 50 Light Beige Cloth
70 Light Beige Leatherette
74 Light Grey Leatherette
L324 Polar Silver 53 Light Grey Cloth
70 Light Beige Leatherette
72 Red Leatherette
L41 Black 53 Light Grey Cloth
70 Light Beige Leatherette
72 Red Leatherette
L412 Diamond Green 50 Light Beige Cloth
70 Light Beige Leatherette
75 Green Leatherette
L331 Horizon Blue 52 Blue Cloth
70 Light Beige Leatherette
71 Blue Leatherette
L378 Prairie Beige 55 Copper Red Cloth
70 Light Beige Leatherette
72 Red Leatherette





Aug 1957 - July 1958 - Bug
(chassis# 1637 038 thru 2060 331)
Exterior Upholstery
L473 Alabaster 51 Brown-Grey Cloth
74 Brown-Grey Leatherette
L351 Coral Red 51 Brown-Grey Cloth
74 Brown-Grey Leatherette
L240 Agave 52 Green-Grey Cloth
75 Green-Grey Leatherette
L41 Black 50 Blue-Grey Cloth
51 Fur Grey/True Red
78 True Red Leatherette
70 Blue-Grey Leatherette
L338 Atlas Blue 50 Blue-Grey Cloth
70 Blue-Grey Leatherette
L258 Inca Red 51 Brown-Grey/Red-Brown Cloth
74 Brown-Grey Leatherette
L243 Diamond Gray 51 Brown-Grey Cloth
74 Brown-Grey Leatherette
L335 Capri 50 Blue-Grey Cloth
70 Blue-Grey Leatherette
L241 Bamboo 52 Green-Grey Cloth
75 Green-Grey Leatherette
L334 Glacier Blue 50 Blue-Grey Cloth
70 Blue-Grey Leatherette
L245 Light Bronze 52 Green-Grey Cloth
75 Green-Grey Leatherette
L329 Shetland Grey 51 Fur Grey/True Red Cloth
78 True Red Leatherette





Aug 1958 - July 1959 - Bug
(chassis# 2060 332 thru 2 574 496)
Exterior Upholstery
L358 Garnet Red 51 Brown-Grey Cloth
74 Brown-Grey Leatherette
L41 Black 50 Blue-Grey Cloth
70 Blue-Grey Leatherette
L243 Diamond Gray 52 Green-Grey Cloth
75 Green-Grey Leatherette
L434 Fjord Blue 50 Blue-Grey Cloth
70 Blue-Grey Leatherette
L335 Capri 50 Blue-Grey Cloth
70 Blue-Grey Leatherette
L14 Mignonette Green 52 Green-Grey Cloth
75 Green-Grey Leatherette
L343 Kalahari Beige 51 Brown-Grey Cloth
74 Brown Grey Leatherette
L255 Jupiter Grey Medium Grey Cloth





Aug 1959 - July 1960 - Bug
(chassis# 2 574 497 thru 3 267 184)
Exterior Upholstery
L451 India Red 53 Fur Grey Cloth
76 Stone Beige Leatherette
L349 Jade Green 52 Dust Green Cloth
75 Light Grey Leatherette
L41 Black 53 Fur Grey Cloth
76 Stone Beige Leatherette
78 True Red Leatherette
L419 Ceramic Green 52 Dust Green Cloth
75 Light Grey Leatherette
L436 Indigo Blue 50 Water Blue Cloth
70 Steel Grey Leatherette
L346 Mango Green 52 Dust Green Cloth
75 Light Grey Leatherette
L440 Flint Gray 50 Water Blue Cloth
70 Steel Grey Leatherette
L363 Arctic 50 Water Blue Cloth
70 Steel Grey Leatherette





Aug 1960 - July 1961 - Bug
(chassis# 3 267 185 thru 4 090 310)
Exterior Upholstery
L456 Ruby Red 59 Silver Beige Cloth
75 Silver Beige Leatherette
78 True Red Leatherette
L478 Beryl Green 60 Olive Cloth
77 Soft Beige Leatherette
L41 Black 59 Silver Beige Cloth
75 Silver Beige Leatherette
78 True Red Leatherette
L380 Turquoise 59 Silver Beige Cloth
61 Turquoise Cloth
75 Silver Beige Leatherette
76 Ice Blue Leatherette
L391 Pastel Blue 59 Silver Beige Cloth
61 Turquoise Cloth
75 Silver Beige Leatherette
76 Ice Blue Leatherette
L87 Pearl White 59 Silver Beige Cloth
75 Silver Beige Leatherette
L390 Gulf Blue 59 Silver Beige Cloth
75 Silver Beige Leatherette





Aug 1961 - July 1962 - Bug
(chassis# 4 090 311 thru 4 932 384)
Exterior Upholstery
L456 Ruby Red 59 Derby Grey Cloth
75 Silver Beige Leatherette
L478 Beryl Green 60 Derby Olive Cloth
77 Soft Beige Leatherette
L41 Black 59 Derby Grey Cloth
78 True Red Leatherette
L380 Turquoise 59 Derby Grey Cloth
75 Silver Beige Leatherette
L398 Pacific Blue 59 Derby Grey Cloth
75 Silver Beige Leatherette
L87 Pearl White 59 Derby Grey Cloth
78 True Red Leatherette
L390 Gulf Blue 59 Derby Grey Cloth
75 Silver Beige Leatherette
L469 Anthracite 59 Derby Grey Cloth
75 Silver Beige Leatherette





Aug 1962 - July 1963 - Bug
(chassis# 4 932 385 thru 5 750 179)
Exterior Upholstery
L456 Ruby Red 59 Derby Grey Cloth
75 Silver Beige Leatherette
L478 Beryl Green 60 Derby Olive Cloth
77 Soft Beige Leatherette
L41 Black 59 Derby Grey Cloth
78 True Red Leatherette
L380 Turquoise 59 Derby Grey Cloth
75 Silver Beige Leatherette
L398 Pacific Blue 59 Derby Grey Cloth
75 Silver Beige Leatherette
L87 Pearl White 59 Derby Grey Cloth
78 True Red Leatherette
L390 Gulf Blue 59 Derby Grey Cloth
Medium Grey Cloth
75 Silver Beige Leatherette
L469 Anthracite 59 Derby Grey Cloth
75 Silver Beige Leatherette





Aug 1963 - July 1964 - Bug
(chassis# 5 750 180 thru 6 502 399)
Exterior Upholstery
L518 Java Green 55 Beaver Brown Cloth
71 Brown Cord Pattern Leatherette
L572 Panama Beige 55 Beaver Brown Cloth
71 Brown Cord Pattern Leatherette
L456 Ruby Red 54 Steel Grey Cloth
70 Grey Cord Pattern Leatherette
L41 Black 54 Steel Grey Cloth
70 Grey Cord Pattern Leatherette
73 Red Cord Pattern Leatherette
L360 Sea Blue 54 Steel Grey Cloth
70 Grey Cord Pattern Leatherette
L469 Anthracite 54 Steel Grey Cloth
70 Grey Cord Pattern Leatherette
73 Red Cord Pattern Leatherette
L87 Pearl White 55 Beaver Brown Cloth
71 Brown Cord Pattern Leatherette
73 Red Cord Pattern Leatherette
L519 Bahama Blue 56 Windsor Blue Cloth
74 Blue Cord Pattern Leatherette
L54 Poppy Red: Convertible Only 70 Grey Cord Pattern Leatherette?
75 Black Cord Pattern Leatherette?
L1009 Yukon Yellow: Convertible Only 75 Black Cord Pattern Leatherette?
L1018 Brunswick Blue: Convertible Only 75 Black Cord Pattern Leatherette?





Aug 1964 - July 1965 - Bug
(chassis# 115 000 001 thru 115 979 202)
Exterior Upholstery
L595 Fontana Gray 57 Derby Gray Cloth 83 Mesh Grey Leatherette
87 Mesh Red Leatherette
L518 Java Green 64 Leather Brown Cloth
83 Mesh Grey Leatherette
L572 Panama Beige 64 Leather Brown Cloth
84 Mesh Brown Leatherette
L456 Ruby Red 57 Derby Gray Cloth
63 Brown Grey Cloth
83 Mesh Grey Leatherette
L41 Black 63 Brown Gray Cloth
83 Mesh Grey Leatherette
87 Mesh Red Leatherette
L87 Pearl White 57 Derby Gray Cloth
64 Leather Brown Cloth
83 Mesh Grey Leatherette
84 Mesh Brown Leatherette
L519 Bahama Blue 56 Windsor Blue Cloth
85 Mesh Blue Leatherette
L360 Sea Blue 57 Derby Grey Cloth
63 Brown Grey Cloth
83 Mesh Grey Leatherette
L19K Yukon Yellow: Convertible Only 76 Black Leatherette?





Aug 1965 - July 1966 - Bug
(chassis# 116 000 001 thru 116 1021 298)
Exterior Upholstery
L595 Fontana Gray 55 Platinum Grid Cloth
86 Platinum Leatherette
L518 Java Green 58 Mosiac Platinum Cloth
77 Balearic Leatherette
L568 Sea Sand 59 Mosiac Teak Cloth
76 Black Leatherette
L456 Ruby Red 55 Platinum Grid Cloth
86 Platinum Leatherette
L41 Black 58 Mosiac Platinum Cloth
74 Platinum Leatherette
75 Pigalle Beige Leatherette
L87 Pearl White 55 Platinum Grid Cloth
86 Platinum Leatherette
L519 Bahama Blue 60 Mosiac Amazon Cloth
76 Black Leatherette
L360 Sea Blue 55 Platinum Grid Cloth
83 Gray Platinum Leatherette
L633 VW Blue 55 Platinum Grid Cloth
86 Platinum Leatherette
L19K Yukon Yellow: Convertible Only 76 Black Leatherette?





Aug 1966 - July 1967 - Bug
(chassis# 117 000 001 thru 117 844 892)
Exterior Upholstery
L620 Savannah Beige 59 Mosiac Teak Cloth
87 Gazelle Leatherette
88 Black Leatherette
L518 Java Green 64 Platinum Cloth
86 Platinum Leatherette
87 Gazelle Leatherette
L639 Zenith Blue 69 Water Blue Cloth
88 Black Leatherette
L456 Ruby Red 64 Platinum Cloth
86 Platinum Leatherette
88 Black Leatherette
L41 Black 64 Platinum Cloth
86 Platinum Leatherette
88 Gazelle Leatherette
89 Indian Red Leatherette
L282 Lotus White 61 Gazelle Cloth
87 Gazelle Leatherette
88 Black Leatherette
89 Indian Red Leatherette
L633 VW Blue 64 Platinum Cloth
86 Platinum Leatherette
L595 Fontana Gray 86 Platinum Leatherette?
L19K Yukon Yellow: Convertible Only 88 Black Leatherette
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