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I am wondering where I could find the RAL color code for the paint color on a 1969 Saab 96 (V4).

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Which color? Or are you looking for the codes for all of the colors that year? – Mark Johnson Oct 27 '12 at 3:40
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I'm assuming that you want part of the car (or the whole car) repainted and thus need the RAL equivalent code?

It might not be a RAL colour, but a paint supplier that's been around for a while might still have the mixing instructions.

That said, if you're looking at getting a partial repaint, the colour code isn't going to help you much - paint fades over the years and you're not going to get a match. The best case for this scenario would be to take the car or a part thereof to a paint shop or paint supplier than can use a spectrophotometer to analyse the paint and mix accordingly.

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Thanks @Timo Geusch! – Zippy Aug 15 '11 at 11:28

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