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This is a complete listing of the most common factory colors for the 356. These are from our archive of color matches over the last 30 years and can be used as a reference for restoration of your 356. Unfortunately, every monitor seems to translate colors differently and these samples may not be correct when viewed with your computer. We offer 4x8" spray-out sample cards for any of the colors listed below for a fee of $35 (incl. postage) per color. The sample card can be used by your painter to accurately match the factory color.

We also have correct colors for repainting knobs, steering wheels, turn signal housings, engine sheetmetal, etc. (Click Engine and Interior Tab).
Colors listed as" NA" are not yet available.
Colors listed as "no pic" are not displayed but are available.

Most pre 1954 colors were lacquer (Nitrolack). After 1954 synthetic enamel 
(Kunstharzlack) became the standard and lacquer was available at special request.

NOTE:We have only recorded one car later than 1956 that was lacquer.

The cars built by Glaeser were painted in the standard Reutter colors but were often quite different. It seems that Glaser had its own version of the factory colors. We have only Azure Blue 522 in the Glaeser color.

1950-53
Color Reutter Nr. Sample
Black 501 Black.jpg (2520 bytes)
Maroon 503 NA
Ivory 504 Ivory504.jpg (3014 bytes)
Fish Silver Grey 505 FishSilverGrey607.jpg (3128 bytes)
Adria Blue 509 AdriaBlueMet707.jpg (2991 bytes)
Radium Green 510 RadiumGreen510.jpg (4102 bytes)
Azure Blue (specify Glaeser or Reutter body) 522 AzureBlue522.jpg (2765 bytes)
Pascha Red 523 PaschaRed523.jpg (2828 bytes)
Strawberry Red 524 StrawberryRed524.jpg (2948 bytes)
Palm Green 526 PalmGreen526.jpg (3027 bytes)
Sand Grey 527 SandGrey527.jpg (2681 bytes)
Fashion Grey    531 FashionGrey531.jpg (2781 bytes)

 

1954-55
Color Reutter Nr. Porsche Nr. Sample
Black 501 5401 Black.jpg (2520 bytes)
Turkish Red 536 5402 NA
Graphite 537 5403 GraphiteMet737.jpg (3118 bytes)
Ivory 504 5404 Ivory504.jpg (3014 bytes)
Jade Green Met. 536 5405 JadeGreenMet536.jpg (3414 bytes)
Silver Met. 535 5406 SilverPreA535.jpg (3119 bytes)
Pearl Gray 534 5407 PearlGrey534.jpg (2708 bytes)
Azure Blue 522 5408 AzureBlue522.jpg (2765 bytes)
Terra Cotta 533 5409 TerraCotta533.jpg (2617 bytes)
Adria Blue Met. 509 5410 AdriaBlueMet707.jpg (2991 bytes)
Signal Red
(Speedster Red)
601 SignalRed601.jpg (2586 bytes)
Speedster Blue 602 SpeedsterBlue602.jpg (2593 bytes)
White 603 White603.jpg (2608 bytes)

 

1956
Color Reutter Nr. Porsche Nr. Sample
Black 701 5601 Black.jpg (2520 bytes)
Poyantha Red 604 5602 PolyanthaRed604.jpg (2568 bytes)
Graphite Met. 737 5603 GraphiteMet737.jpg (3118 bytes)
Sahara Beige 605 5604 SaharaBeige605.jpg (2682 bytes)
Lago Green Met. 606 5605 LagoGreenMet606.jpg (3228 bytes)
Silver Met. 608 5606 Silver608.jpg (3218 bytes)
Aquamarine Met. 607 5607 AquarmarineMet607.jpg (3144 bytes)

 

1957-1959
Color Reutter Nr. Porsche Nr. Sample
Black 701 5701 Black.jpg (2520 bytes)
Ruby Red 702 5702 RubyRed702.jpg (2596 bytes)
Meissen Blue 703 5703 MeissenBlue703.jpg (2591 bytes)
Ivory 704 5704 Ivory704.jpg (2790 bytes)
Fjord Green 705 5705 FjordGreen705.jpg (2785 bytes)
Silver Met. 608 5706 Silver608.jpg (3218 bytes)
Aquamarine 707 5707 Aquamarine707.jpg (2974 bytes)

 

1957-1959 Special Colors
Color Reutter Nr. Porsche Nr. Sample
Stone Gray 710 5710 StoneGrey710.jpg (2609 bytes)
Orange 711 5711 Orange711.jpg (2604 bytes)
Auratium Green 712 5712 AuratiumGreen712.jpg (2767 bytes)
Glacier White 713 5713 GlacierWhite713.jpg (2609 bytes)

 

1960-1961
Color Reutter Nr. Porsche Nr. Sample
Slate Gray 741 6001 SlateGrey741.jpg (2829 bytes)
Ruby Red 702 6002 RubyRed702.jpg (2596 bytes)
Aetna Blue 740 6003 AetnaBlue740.jpg (2793 bytes)
Ivory 738 6004 Ivory738.jpg (2849 bytes)
Fjord Green 705 6005 FjordGreen705.jpg (2785 bytes)
Silver Met. 608 6006 Silver608.jpg (3218 bytes)
Heron Gray 739 6007 HeronGrey739.jpg (2755 bytes)

 

1960-1961 Special Colors

Color Reutter Nr. Porsche Nr. Sample
Condor Yellow 743 6010 NA

Signal Red 601 6011 SignalRed601.jpg (2586 bytes)
Royal Blue 742 6012 NA

Black 701 6013 Black.jpg (2520 bytes)

 

1962-1963
Color Reutter Nr. Porsche Nr. Sample
Slate Gray 741 6201 SlateGrey741.jpg (2829 bytes)
Ruby Red 702 6202 RubyRed702.jpg (2596 bytes)
Oslo Blue 745 6203 OsloBlue745.jpg (2807 bytes)
Ivory 738 6204 Ivory738.jpg (2849 bytes)
Champagne Yellow 747 6205 ChampagneYel6405.jpg (2652 bytes)
Silver Met. 608 6206 Silver608.jpg (3218 bytes)
Heron Gray 739 6207 HeronGrey739.jpg (2755 bytes)

 

1962-1963 Special Colors
Color Reutter Nr. Porsche Nr. Sample
Smyrna Green 744 6210 SmyrnaGreen744.jpg (2784 bytes)
Signal Red 601 6211 SignalRed601.jpg (2586 bytes)
Bali Blue 746 6212 BaliBlue6412.jpg (2791 bytes)
Black 701 6213 Black.jpg (2520 bytes)

 

1964-1965
Color Reutter Nr. Porsche Nr. Sample
Slate Gray N/A 6401 SlateGrey741.jpg (2829 bytes)
Ruby Red N/A 6402 RubyRed702.jpg (2596 bytes)
Sky Blue N/A 6403

SpeedsterBlue602.jpg (2593 bytes)

Light Ivory N/A 6404

LightIvory6404.jpg (2548 bytes)

Champagne Yellow N/A 6405 ChampagneYel6405.jpg (2652 bytes)
Irish Green N/A 6406 IrishGreen6406.jpg (2925 bytes)
Signal Red N/A 6407 SignalRed601.jpg (2586 bytes)

 

1964-1965 Special Colors
Color Reutter Nr. Porsche Nr. Sample
Dolphin Gray N/A 6410 DolphinGrey6410.jpg (2659 bytes)
Togo Brown N/A 6411 TogoBrown6411.jpg (2807 bytes)
Bali Blue N/A 6412 BaliBlue6412.jpg (2791 bytes)
Black N/A 6413 Black.jpg (2520 bytes)

Silver #608 was always available from Porsche, although it wasn't always listed
on the color charts. Also, the factory has always had a "paint to sample" option
so, in theory, any color was available at an extra charge. It was also possible to
special order older colors that had been discontinued.

Interior & Engine Paint Samples

Interior Colors
Color Sample
Black Color For Painted Interior Parts (ie. Steering Wheel, Knobs, Turn Indicator Housing, Column, etc.) no pic
Tan Color For Painted Interior Parts no pic
Ivory Color For Painted Interior Parts no pic
Grey (356A Only) Color For Painted Interior Parts no pic

 

Engine Compartment Colors
Color Sample
Black Engine Sheetmetal (ie. Cylinder Tin, Carburetor Tin, Front Engine Cover, Rear Engine Cover, Fuel Pump Tin, etc) no pic
Fan Shroud Black For All 356 Normals no pic
Fan Shroud Silver For 356A and 356B Super and Super 90 no pic
Fan Shroud Grey For 356C/SC and Very Late Super 90 no pic
Orange (Fram Air Filter) no pic

 

Misc. Colors (Shock Absorbers and Gas Tanks)
Color Sample
Blue Koni Shocks no pic
Grey Koni Shocks no pic
Black Gas Tank (356A & 356B T5) no pic
Grey Gas Tank (356C T6) no pic