Wednesday, May 2, 2007

1962 VW 1500 Karmann-Ghia colors

I just got this brochure with the exterior and interior color combinations for '62 1500 Ghias. I think the illustrator got a little carried away with the size of the wheels on the cover.






My Ghia was originally pacific blue with a blue-white roof and cloth interior, but the exterior was repainted yellow sometime in the 1970s. It doesn't get much uglier than yellow with a turquoise interior. The interior needs to be completely redone and pacific blue isn't really for me so I'm planning on making a change. Right now it's a tossup between anthracite and sea blue. The brochure states "On request all cars can be delivered with single colour finish (body colour) at no extra charge." I've always liked solid-color 1500 Ghias, so that's my inclination. I can always have the roof painted later if I change my mind.

5 comments:

Charlie said...

SEA BLUE without a doubt!

Scott said...

I've asked a few people what they think and so far sea blue is by far the popular favorite.

Lee said...

Sea Blue is a favorite but Tom Reay already has the first solid Sea Blue T34 (1965 M345). Anthracite is a beautiful 1960's hue and no one has done a solid one yet, so that'd be my choice if I was only considering those two colors.

Scott said...

True, but there's also Paul Colbert's anthracite Ghia to consider. His is two-tone, but it's still going to be THE anthracite Type 34 when it's finished. Solid black is also in the running as a color choice, but then that's also what Andy Holmes has chosen for his '62. At least he's across the pond. What to do...?

noexit said...

Two tone! Two tone!