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My Personal preference with your new color would be widened matte black fuchs... classic shape, nice complementing color, but the widened big wheels will also show a little 'mongrel' about it!
Your car though! LOL, I love it either way.
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I purchased my 79' 930 over 15 years ago and at some point earlier in it's life it had a windows out color change to Guards red. It has always bothered me that it wasn't original, so about a year ago I decided to strip her down and put her back to original.
The color was a special wishes color and is very unique. I can't wait to get her back on the road. Hopefully, I'll have it back from the paint shop in 2 more weeks and the re-assembly can begin.
Awesome. +1 on waiting to see it completed and out in some natural light!

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That's crazy that someone would have changed a color as unique as that for a 930 to guards red.
I agree that a color change wasn't the best decision.

But, whoever decided to do it was just being trendy. It was probably done in the '80's. A time when you weren't cool unless your car was red with BBS wheels!



Nice job!

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I just bought a 77 turbo carrera, same situation paint to sample color but repainted in a different color, email sent.
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Update: Car comes home from paint shop tomorrow

The paint shop has finished cutting and buffing everything and my baby will be coming home tomorrow. I'm psyched to get her fully assembled and back on the road soon. I'm really digging the new (original) color. I know it's only Thanksgiving, but it sure feels like Christmas at the moment!


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that is an amazing colour..
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stunning, can't wait to see it together!
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You're lucky to have a beautiful fresh palette to start from!
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Stunning color. Appears to be similar to the 930 in this 1980 poster (This RoW 930 may have rolled off the assembly line nearly the same time as your last 50 '79 930).
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WOW!


I would go with black centered Fuch! You went to a lot of trouble getting back to original color so that would be the original look. The 17" wheels would make getting tires easier than the original 15" or 16" and still look original.
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What are the chances it's the same car as in the ad? That would be cool.
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Wow!! Love it
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What are the chances it's the same car as in the ad? That would be cool.
It does have the flush mounted headlight washers that are the same as the late '79 U.S. 930's but the 930 in the ad has the front RoW rubber blanking plugs that go where the front marker lights are on the U.S. cars.
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Your color looks different in every photo on this thread, but they all look good.
I love in the paint booth shots, too. It's all easy stuff from there.
I was on fun run today and it's the non-typical colors that jump out at you in the rear view mirror.
Black is still the fastest color of course.
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Did you car still have the original paint tag in the driver door jam? I'm wondering what code was there (even paint to sample cars had a 5-digit code stamped).
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The PTS cars do have a paint code stamped on tag but it is very difficult to get much information at least from PCNA on anything more than a PTC paint, which is not very helpful,
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Did you car still have the original paint tag in the driver door jam? I'm wondering what code was there (even paint to sample cars had a 5-digit code stamped).
That's how I find out what color it was originally by using the European paint code numbers stamped into the plate on the left A pillar. This paint code #867 is Renrot ( Skodia Racing Red ) in the paint code book on a PTS 78 930.

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Tony,
Just curious, how does one "decode" these European paint codes. I have a similar issue with a 77PTC car I purchased. Is there a book available that list all the various paint codes?
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Wasn't a fan at first, looking at the photo in the paint booth, but that's looking spectacular!
Great call changing it back from Guards Red.
I love seeing 911s in unusual and unique colors.
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All,
Thanks for the feedback. The car was delivered to my house on Friday and I've been busy cleaning up the interior, going thru the parts list, etc. I'll post some updated pics in a few days. Lots of work ahead, but I'm excited to get her back on the road.

As far as the paint code goes, for my car the code was:184-9-3, but I never had any luck figuring out what that meant. I found a good sample of the original color under the door mirror glass, so I had a paint shop match it. If anyone has a clue on what those numbers mean, please share.

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184 is the color code- supposedly can be decoded with factory records but not easy to come by
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