Below you see a photo of an original Citroën dealer set of
paint chips for the 1968 model year. Unfortunately the colours look slightly
different in real life.
The upper half circle are the body (caisses) colours, the lower half circle the roof (pavillons) colours.
I bought the above set of paint chips on ebay (with the help of a friend). Someone who also bid on this item contacted me after the end of the auction and told me that he was supposed to have win this auction for a friend who is restoring a 1968 DS21, he asked me if this friend could contact me. A few days later Mr. Torsten Ahrens from Bremen called me and asked me if I would lend him this colour thing, so that he could have the individual colours scanned and colour mixing recipes made. He offered me that he would send me the recipes and also the real colours according to those recipes sprayed on pieces of sheet metal.
The results of the scanning with a professional modern colour scanner are listed below :
|Color code||Colour name||Modern Sikkens (Akzo Nobel) colour number|
|AC 99||Gris Nocturne||CM 473 F2|
|AC 100||Gris Argent||CM 354 D2 (Rezeptur Stuttgart)|
|AC 108b||Gris Palladium||CM 353 E1 (Rezeptur Stuttgart)|
|AC 133||Gris Kandahar||CM 439 G1|
|AC 136||Gris Rosé||CM 494 E6|
|AC 144||Blanc Carrare||CM 444 A4|
|AC 145||Gris Palombe||CM 495 H1|
|AC 403||Rouge Corsaire||CM 501 E5|
|AC 421||Bodeaux||CM 403 G5|
|AC 521||Vert Illicinée||CM 458 H5|
|AC 623||Bleu Andalou||CM 475 G5|
|AC 624||Bleu Angora||CM 462 F6|