Original VW Beetle Paint Schemes

Your ’67 Beetle looks like it has spent one too many summers in the Arizona desert. Faded and tired, it’s time to consider a fresh paint job to bring it back to its former glory. Below is detailed information on the correct paint color schemes for VW Beetles from 1959 to — of course, your favorite year — 1967.

Thanks to Keri Dorman over at Airhead parts for allowing the mention of this information.

The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™
The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™

Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I founded and curate 1967beetle.com. I also co-founded Lane Russell with my wife Amanda. I drive a '67 Beetle daily, and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

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Greg Hammond

about 4 years ago

Thanks for the great information. I'm actually having my '67 painted right now and this is going to save a lot of research.

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Eric

about 4 years ago

No problem. Thanks for stopping by and checking out 1967beetle.com.

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Marshall

about 2 years ago

Hi Eric, painting my 67 Beetle L31 Dove Blue. I am wondering if anyone has ever done a paint match in the Martin Senour brand paint? Have checked all color look up sites but I can't find anything?

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Eric Shoemaker

about 2 years ago

Hey, bud. Let me do some research and get back to you.

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Marvin Tolly

about 1 year ago

I have a 1967 vw bug zenith blue where can I find the paint for it local or ordered thanks Marvin

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Eric Shoemaker

about 1 year ago

Hello. I wish it were that easy. These paint colors are no longer made. The best you can do is go to a shop and see if they can match from a new color code.

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David

about 10 months ago

Can anyone tell me what colour the first Beatles were?

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jay salser

about 10 months ago

Hello, David...Go to the following Link for Early Beetle Colors: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/paintcodestype1.php jay

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