Colors - US Market


These charts show the color- and upholstery combinations available for the 411 and 412 by model year on the U.S. market. "L" stands for leatherette material, "C" for cloth.

The 1971 model year was very short-lived, it lasted from the first official deliveries in April 1971 until the end of July 1971, after which the 1972 model year began. The brochure for 1971 only shows two body styles: the 411 4-door (the 4-door sedan) and a 411 3-door, which was what they called the 411 wagon for the duration of the 1971 model year. The 411 2-door sedan is not mentioned in the brochure.

  Blue Red Black Cork Alabaster Palisander
Silver Metallic C - L - - -
Quartz Metallic - C - - - L
Blue Metallic - - L* - C/L** -
Red Metallic - - L* - C/L** -
Deep Sea Green - - - C/L* L** -
Shantung Yellow - - - C/L - -

* - 2-door sedan only.
** - Wagon only

According to David Knight who sent me color copies of the 1971 brochure he received from the VW dealer just before he bought one of those early 411s (thanks David!) the specifications in the brochure do not tell the whole story. The dealer wrote David that Quartz metallic would not be available and that the Shantung Yellow David had selected would come with a Palisander-colored interior as opposed to the Cork color he had chosen.

 

  Black Blue Beige Alabaster Palisander
Silver Metallic - C/L - - -
Gemini Blue Metallic - - - C/L -
Turquoise Metallic C/L - - - -
Sumatra Green - - C/L - -
Texas Yellow C - - - L
Kasan Red C/L - - - -

 

  Black Blue Silver-grey Palisander
Marathon Silver Metallic - C/L - -
Alaska Blue Metallic - - C*/L* -
Turquoise Metallic C/L - - -
Maya Gold Metallic C*/L* - - -
Texas Yellow C - - L
Kasan Red C*/L* - - -

* - Wagon and 4-door sedan only.

 

  Black Bamboo Mocha
Marathon Silver Metallic C/L - -
Alaska Blue Metallic C*/L* - -
Harvest Gold Metallic - - C/L
Tropical Green - C*/L* -
Chrome Yellow C/L - -
African Red - C/L -

* - Wagon and 4-door sedan only.



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