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. “Ltr” stands for leatherette material.

1971

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

blick

Cork

Alabaster

Palisander

Silver Metallic

Cloth

Ltr

Quartz Metallic

Cloth

Ltr

Blue Metallic

Ltr 1

Cloth/Ltr 2

Red Metallic

Ltr 1

Cloth/Ltr 2

Deep Sea Green

Cloth/Ltr 1

Ltr 2

Shantung Yellow

Cloth/Ltr

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.

1972

Black

Blue

Beige

Alabaster

Palisander

Silver Metallic

Cloth/Ltr

Gemini Blue Metallic

Cloth/Ltr

Turquoise Metallic

Cloth/Ltr

Sumatra Green

Cloth/Ltr

Texas Yellow

Cloth

Ltr

Kasan Red

Cloth/Ltr

1973

Black

Blue

Silver grey

Palisander

Marathon Silver Metallic

Cloth/Ltr

Alaska Blue Metallic

Cloth 3/Ltr 3

Turquoise Metallic

Cloth/Ltr

Maya Gold Metallic

Cloth 3/Ltr 3

Texas Yellow

Cloth

Ltr

Kasan Red

Cloth 3/Ltr 3

1974

Black

Bamboo

Mocha

Marathon Silver Metallic

Cloth/Ltr

Alaska Blue Metallic

Cloth 3/Ltr 3

Harvest Gold Metallic

Cloth/Ltr

Tropical Green

Cloth 3/Ltr 3

Chrome Yellow

Cloth/Ltr

African Red

Cloth/Ltr

Footnotes

1(1,2,3)

2-door sedan only

2(1,2,3)

Wagon only

3(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10)

Wagon and 4-door sedan only