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Offline Henkeis

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Different colors of the body 220CA
« on: August 18, 2013, 05:23:27 PM »
I am confused regarding the different colors of the 220 CA
I have read blogs in Germany, looked at pictures and still not sure which parts are black.
Even looked at some cars at the Classic show in Essen (Germany)

I know the inside of the trunk and trunk lid are black.
What about the following parts:

Inside fenders front and back
underneath the hood (inside)
firewall is black battery compartment?
side parts air intake
floor panels inside and underneath (black?)
Inside doors

I know some of you have a lot of experience and have seen original cars before repainted.

Look forward to your response.


Offline John Ellis

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Re: Different colors of the body 220CA
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2013, 08:08:23 PM »
Hopefully someone in the group can help you.  Many of the 220 cab A have been "restored" so it is very difficult to determine what the colors were originally.  It is probably a pretty safe bet that the floor panels both above and below were black as well as the inside door panels.  Most all of the pictures that I have show the firewall being black also.  The rest is a mystery .... inside fenders, hood bottom, and inside engine side panels can be found as body color or black.
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1958 190
2007 Porsche Cayman

Offline Scott Montoney

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Re: Different colors of the body 220CA
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013, 09:10:02 PM »
I don't want to confuse the issue because I don't know if the Cab A and Cab B are similar in regards to the paint.
So, let's see if anyone has specific Cab A information before I offer my observations from my cab B.
"Gertrude" a.k.a. "Troidl"
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Offline Henry Magno

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Re: Different colors of the body 220CA
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2013, 09:53:42 PM »
Here is what I'm pretty sure about. Underside of hood, inside of upper side panels body color. Firewall black, unlike sedans and Cab B's.

Underside of body I think is black, at least evidence pointed to that on the 55 we are restoring. The inner fender panels appeared to be black as well as undersides of fenders. I think that Cab A's got different treatment than Cab B's and sedans. A very original Cab B I know has the tan underbody and inner fender wells, but I don't remember about the fenders themselves.