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I just found this, a great reference for original colours. There are a few around but not so many where you can see the actual colours according to name and number.

http://www.vespafarben.de/vespa-originalfarben-lack/

The name is on the left and a 3-digit number after; the number is a PPG number which should be available from PPG paint stockists. For Dulon versions of the paint PM Rover Eric - he has Dulon codes for most of the colours for $10/code.

Then there are 12 pages of example photos (click on 'newer posts' for next page)

http://www.vespafarben.de/suchfilter/vespa-originalfarben/page/12/

Here you can reference that colour against model & year, and fill in some of the blanks -

http://www.scooterhelp.com/scooters/images/Meyer.to.PPG.pdf

Here's an Italian site with perhaps a more complete list of colours and codes, however many of the 'swatches' are missing.
http://www.coloreamico.it/catalogo/vespa.asp?page=1&COD=PIA
Unfortunately this site is no longer available!

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Thumbs up... Nice reference.
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Thanks for that,
Just got the correct colour for the rally now.
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Re: Original colour chart / color codes reference
[quote="Ginch"]I just found this, a great reference for original colours. There are a few around but not so many where you can see the actual colours according to name and number.

http://www.vespafarben.de/vespa-originalfarben-lack/

Thanks! I am the initiator of the website: www.vespafarben.de

If you send me pictures of your vespas with paint code/name I will publish them on my website. Here s my mail adress: vespafarben@gmail.com

Greetings from Berlin
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Great site, thanks so much Moritz!
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Re: Original colour chart / color codes reference
Ginch wrote:
I just found this, a great reference for original colours. There are a few around but not so many where you can see the actual colours according to name and number.

http://www.vespafarben.de/vespa-originalfarben-lack/

Thanks! I am the initiator of the website: www.vespafarben.de

If you send me pictures of your vespas with paint code/name I will publish them on my website. Here s my mail adress: vespafarben@gmail.com

Greetings from Berlin
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Thank you Moritz! your site is beautiful, I too know what color I want my Rally now!
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Thanks!! Here you can order all original vespa colours: http://www.vespafarben.de/original-lack-bestellen/

or write me an email: vespafarben@gmail.com
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Thanks!! Here you can order all original vespa colours: http://www.vespafarben.de/go/tollerroller/
That's awesome!!! Thanks Baboon! Really great
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I thought I would add these MotoVespa paint colours to this thread in case anyone is searching for them.

They came from here - new details on the motovespa 160
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For Americans, I recently discovered (maybe everyone else already knew this) that Vespa Motorsport/Scooterwest sells color-matched paint for vintage Vespas: http://www.scooterwest.com/items/?_pageCCS=t#page=/item_details/Custom-Color-Matched-Paint-for-Vintage-Vespas1-QT-/9491

I've been debating for years getting my Rally repainted (it has the original paint, badly scraped on one cowl and the floor boards). I'd probably buy this stuff and take it to a paint shop if I decide to go ahead.
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Original paint? Rally 200s have 'racing' stripes on the cowls and mudguard, like this. Maybe somebody didn't like them & removed them from your mudguard? Are they still on the cowls?

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Original paint? Rally 200s have 'racing' stripes on the cowls and mudguard, like this. Maybe somebody didn't like them & removed them from your mudguard? Are they still on the cowls?

Huh! Yes, the stripes are still on the cowls. I've owned this bike for 6 years and done a lot of research on Rallys but I never noticed that the mudguard was missing its stripes. The bike was badly dropped/crashed by a previous owner so the paint on the left side is a mess. Maybe they pulled off the mudguard stripes then.
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I've been looking but cannot find my colour
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This is your colour.

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I LOVE it... Can't wait for my next paint job
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Bit late in the day, but maybe of interest

http://www.vespaclubmontichiari.com/page3/page11/index.html
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Bit late in the day, but maybe of interest

http://www.vespaclubmontichiari.com/page3/page11/index.html
Great resource! Thanks!
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Original paint? Rally 200s have 'racing' stripes on the cowls and mudguard, like this. Maybe somebody didn't like them & removed them from your mudguard? Are they still on the cowls?

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early ss style rear light, could it be a rally 180 ? bit late in the day I know
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early ss style rear light, could it be a rally 180 ? bit late in the day I know
It really is a Rally 200, promise The tail light was swapped out, I still have the original tractor light. And the cowls have the stripes and ELECTRONIC on them.
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Check this original paint resource - maybe of interest: https://www.vespafarben.de/vespa-originalfarben-modelle-typen/

Best from Berlin
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Just found a couple of useful charts in my collection.
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Just found a couple of useful charts in my collection.
Ginch, I've been reading this thread with great interest. I have a 68 sprint that had to be stripped back to bear metal (another story). The were all metallic blue/silver but in 69 they finally introduced colour with the Veloce model.
I want to paint it Rosso but without a paint sample, I'm having a hard time getting the local paint suppliers to deal with the Max Myer or PPG paint codes.
Any tips dealing with paint suppliers here in Vic ?
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Re: Oz paint supplies
Crankster wrote:
Ginch wrote:
Just found a couple of useful charts in my collection.
Ginch, I've been reading this thread with great interest. I have a 68 sprint that had to be stripped back to bear metal (another story). The were all metallic blue/silver but in 69 they finally introduced colour with the Veloce model.
I want to paint it Rosso but without a paint sample, I'm having a hard time getting the local paint suppliers to deal with the Max Myer or PPG paint codes.
Any tips dealing with paint suppliers here in Vic ?
Hi Crankster, and welcome to the forum! Hope to see a bit more of your project around here.

You could start here - http://www.ppgrefinish.com.au/Distributors.aspx
There's a heap of distributors in Vic... not sure where you are in Melbs but there should be somewhere not too far away in that list.
From what I've read you may have issues finding a metallic colour from these codes but the plain colours shold be easy enough from a PPG dealer... was it a particular colour you were looking for?

Let us know how you get on.
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Thanks for the prompt reply. Will be building on another post that detailed the brilliant body restoration that was done. I'm only doing the prep and paint prior to reassembly.
Attached (hopefully) is the vespa paint code for Rosso circa late 60's. That is the paint colour i'm hoping to use. I didn't want it to be the metallic colour as whilst correct, it's not me

I'm using Complete Auto Paints in Springvale as supplier.
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That looks a bit like the Dulux code I bought from Rover Eric here on the forum a while back.

Give one of the suppliers in the list (one in Clayton and one in Dandenong) a call and see if they have 847 in PPG.
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Ginch wrote:
That looks a bit like the Dulux code I bought from Rover Eric here on the forum a while back.

Give one of the suppliers in the list (one in Clayton and one in Dandenong) a call and see if they have 847 in PPG.
Will do, thanks for the confirmation. I'll let you know how it goes.
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