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CSL / E9

Paint color / Peintures / Farben

Color Code Comment tag sticker
Colorado 002 One of only four colors offered on early series 1 X X
Ceylon metallic 008 3,003-cc versions (Models 3451 & 3452) only   X
Siena Brown 009      
Inka 022 One of only four colors offered on early series 1 X X
Verona 024 One of only four colors offered on early series 1    
Garnet Red metallic 025      
Fjord Blue metallic 037 Most common color: 20 to 25% of CSLs X X
Baikal Blue metallic 042 3,003-cc versions (Models 3451 & 3452) only    
Polaris metallic 060 Available with tri-color side stripes on 3.2-liter CSLs. X X
Turquoise metallic 065      
Golf 070 One of only four colors offered on early series 1 X X
Taiga metallic 072   X X
Turf 073      
Chamonix 085 Available with tri-color side stripes on 3.2-liter CSLs.    
Black 086   X  
Special 098    
Special 099    

RHD 2285 color distribution (9/72-1/73)

Color Quantity %
Fjord Blue metallic (037) 118 23.6
Polaris metallic (060) 114 22.8
Ceylon metallic (008) 56 11.2
Chamonix (085) 54 10.6
Taiga metallic (072) 45 9
Verona (024) 44 8.8
Golf (070) 38 7.6
Inka (022) 30 6
Turf (073) 1 0.2
Total 500 100

 

CSL Bat 2 color distribution

Color Quantity %
Polaris metallic (060) 25 43.6
Chamonix (085) 13 22.8
Client request (98 and 99) e.g. 2x Schwarz, 1 Taiga 6 10.5
Taiga metallic (072) 5 in total with 1 client request 4 7
Golf (070) 3 5.3
Fjord Blue metallic (037) 2 3.5
Garnet Red metallic (025) 1 1.8
Turquoise metallic (065) 1 1.8
Inka (022) 1 1.8
Siena Brown (009) 1 1.8
Total 57 100

 

BMW used color codes 099 and 098 for the special cars:

2210-2211-2212 1 client request
2275 (non bat) 4 client requests
2275 (bat) 1 client request
4355 6 client requests

 

 

farben und polster

farben und polster

farben und polster

farben und polster

 

 

farben und polster

I assume left is leather and right is cloth/velours. I further assume right is standard, left is optional.

farben und polster

Other considerations: scholars assume that most of the complete run of 2285 cars were painted in batches of about 6 . This was because the very early cars were painted using cellulose and the paint guns had to be cleaned after about 6 spraying sessions. Later cars, and we have never been able to discover a date, were painted with two pack which considerably increased the painting rate because they also used drying ovens (less exposure time to dust etc). Karmann changed to two pack, which is in effect a polymer paint, which is mixed with a hardner, self “cures” (dries) in an air heated oven in about an hour. In modern times, it has been replaced by water based paints because, like cellulose, its solvents are atmospheric pollutants.

Advanced technical paint information for all E9 2800 CS 30 3.0 CSI


Video demonstrating the paint batch size

Thank you / Reference / Credits:

Many including John Castle and Nick Hull

  
 
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