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Thread: Paint Code Question 335-9-3 vs. 8686 (gemini blue metallic)

  1. #11
    If you just search on this forum or on the birds’ forum you will find quotes like:
    Quote Originally Posted by Milou View Post
    Both numbers are correct I think, Gemini blue had paint code #330 in 1972 and paint code #335 for the following year 1973

  2. #12
    It is just another reference which might further be fine tuned over time, but at elferclassic.de you will find:
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmfent View Post
    My paint tag shows 335-9-3 instead of 330-9-3. It was a Canadian deliver car. It is however 8686 Gemini Blue Metallic.
    Can someone explain whats going on?
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    I looked at elder-classic.de website from post#12 and it shows #335 being for '74/75 for gemini blue metallic.
    How does one explain #335 being on a MY'73 built in Oct. '72?

  5. #15
    That’s why I say that the site will probably be further fine tuned. It was just to show that all codes refer to the same colour: 330=335=8610=8686=L96E (Volkswagen)

    We know that 330 was used on model 1972 and 335 on model 1973.
    I had the same story: I have a model 1973 (Nov 1972 production) with 230 and a friend has a model 1972 with 224.

    Even this book should be corrected for a next print ”The 911&912 Porsche - A restorer’s guide to authenticity - Dr. B. Johnson”:

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    There is a lot of incorrect information available, please be aware.
    Last edited by Adore911; 07-11-2018 at 09:29 AM.

  6. #16
    Here it is correct (Original Porsche 911 1964-1998 The Definitive Guide to Mechanical Systems, Specifications and History - Peter Morgan):

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adore911 View Post
    US compliance decals are of course only on US delivered cars... if you just bought a car from another country you will not find it... I do not know if Canada used comparable decals.
    Compliance decals are on NA (Canada & USA) delivered cars. We are a highly integrated market, so most cars are much the same with a few differences. Canada had it's own Owners Manuals and Maintenance books.

    Gemini Met. 335 is surely a revised formulation of 330. Based on my data it does look like 335 was introduced for model year 1973, but I would like more data for the crossover months June through September 1972; the VIN and the full 33x-y-z from the badge. All my data suggest -9-3 for -y-z
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    OK.
    I see the paint tag I have is correct code 335-9-3. Thanks for all the input. Now I can get this car completed.

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