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Turbo Interior Trim Specification and Original Color

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Hi everyone, I just bought a 1980 930 that was modified to make it look like a 964 (the car has been re sprayed black) and I am busy restoring the car. I managed to get the original specs from Porsche and the color spec on the car was 9999 which means 'color to sample' and the interior spec code says 97 which was an internal dealer ordering code in Germany at the time (1980).


Two questions:

1 - should I scratch the paint to the body and get an indication of the original color (manage to get an idea inside the fenders and it looks like a maroon to me) and try and match that or should I leave it black?


2- can anyone tell me what the 97 interior trim code means?


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Since both the exterior and interior are likely custom colors your best solution is likely to request a "Certificate of Authenticity" from Porsche.

This document includes your vehicle’s original factory-installed options, exterior and interior color, engine type and transmission type, production completion date (Birth Date) and manufacturer’s suggested retail price ( MSRP), dependent upon availability of information.


I do not know how much it will be where you live but in the US they are $100.

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Thanks Loren! I have looked into that already and is a similar price in the UK. I'm based in Cape Town and the info I got came from Porsche here. Will the 'Certificate of Authenticity' give me the exterior color even if it was 'Color to Sample'? If so, then I will be getting one. By the way, you didn't answer the first question...

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I believe it will give what color they used or mix recipe - if they still have it.

Either way it will increase the value of your car since it will list what was original.

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Thanks! I do hope the certificate will clear it up. If I had to guess I would say Rubirot Metallic. Some people mentioned Sienna Metallic...

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Unles the body was totally stripped you should be able to get an unmolested sample of the paint from the underside of the smugglers box door, any of the trunk or deck lid hinges, behind the door cards, underside of rear deck lid, behind the engine sound padding. BTW, my COA for my '78 build could not provide me with a build date which leads me to question the validity /accuracy af the whole COA program. You may just get what you already know-9999.

Good luck with the restoration-it's a labor of love.



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Hi everyone, it's been a while but the baby is done! Pics to follow

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