Reutter paint code plates

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Reutter paint code plates

#1 Post by Jan Kolm » Sun Feb 13, 2022 2:15 am

Were the Reutter paint code plates ever stamped at the coachworks with the four-digit Porsche paint code, or should they always be stamped with the three-digit Reutter code?

Edit: This question is primarily directed at late T2 through B T6 Reutter-bodied cars. For 356 C, the opposite may be true and the "R" in the paint tags is an extraneous artifact.
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Re: Reutter paint code plates

#2 Post by Cole Scrogham » Wed Feb 23, 2022 1:12 pm

I'd say a little bit of both, plus some later T2's don't even have a code just "Kuntharzlack" plate. For sure at some point transitioned from 3 digit to none to 4 digit, perhaps owners of some cars with original plates can help narrow that down. Photos from early T2 and early '64 with original stamped plates.
Also, one of my gripes, the "new" badges that you can buy are sort of the same but not quite...why can't they just make an accurate copy?
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Re: Reutter paint code plates

#3 Post by Jan Kolm » Wed Feb 23, 2022 4:12 pm

The repro badges on Guido's site are the closest approximation to the originals and you pay the price, but he does not advertise stamping services.
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Re: Reutter paint code plates

#4 Post by Brett Johnson » Fri Mar 04, 2022 5:49 pm

I recently started a thread on the early paint plates in the Pre-A Corner. They were first used mid-July 1955. Much more detail there.
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