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Miami Blue or Olympic Blue?

I have been searching color code lists to determine what Miami Blue is. I have, what looks to be, the original touch-up paint vile, with the color code: L 51 C.1 Miami Blue.

The list here doesn't have a Miami Blue. It has Olympic Blue L 51 P.

Can anyone make sense of this?

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Amazing what a quick Google search can come up with. I tried "vw paint miami blue" and found, among other things, this:
http://karmannghia.org/paint_chips.html

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Both VW paint colors, but Miami Blue was never offered on the 914. You had the codes right though.

L51C=Miami Blue
L51P=Olympic Blue

As you will see on the sheets below, Miami is slightly darker than Olympic.

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I checked out that site and those color chips are waay off color. I wouldn't use them as color guides at all.
Berber Yellow is pea green
Nepal Orange is like Guards Red
Not even close!
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I beleive Miami and Olympic are *awfully* close to the same color.

Last year I spoke with a gentleman selling an original paint '74 Olympic Blue car, and he had a bottle of Miami Blue touch-up paint (sold to him for the task by J. Paterak, no less) that he claimed was almost a perfect match....
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