1989 C2 2.7 paint codes?

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1989 C2 2.7 paint codes?

Post by Hagi » Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:24 pm

Hi all, we're trying to find the colour code for a 1989 C2 2.7. I called Syntner and all they could find is 490 special paintwork and
078 Special Alpina green.
Do they sound like the correct colour codes? I know 490 is special so covers "special" mixes.
Any advice appreciated, a local repair garage has had a go and hasn't been able to match it. Thanks

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Re: 1989 C2 2.7 paint codes?

Post by Bob » Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:34 pm

What number is your car?

#8077 is only ALPINA Green E30 C2 2.7 known on the Archive and the paint code for that is showing as FQ94-6307
https://www.alpina-archive.com/?p=7420&nmt=C2-2-7-8077

490 - is just the BMW option code for Special Order Paint (Individual) I believe rather then the actual paint code.
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Re: 1989 C2 2.7 paint codes?

Post by Hagi » Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:32 pm

That's the car, I mentioned that code on the phone to Syntner this morning and he didn't recognise it. But doing another Google i'm seeing a couple of German sites with options.

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Re: 1989 C2 2.7 paint codes?

Post by Bob » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:20 pm

Excellent, so any pics of your car, love an E30 ALPINA. 8)

Couple of stupid suggestions:
- are there any stickers under the bonnet?
- have you tried speaking to a paint/bodyshop and seeing what they can do with the FQ94-6307 code?
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Re: 1989 C2 2.7 paint codes?

Post by AG » Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:15 pm

First mistake is to call Sytner to talk old cars!

A body shop can normally match the paint using their cameras that evaluate the paint colour.
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Re: 1989 C2 2.7 paint codes?

Post by hap » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:04 pm

Ah kuldip old motor bless him he was trying to get this spot on and is a lovely car
Is there much to do ?

Edit sorry this wasn’t kuldip car his build was 8183 based fully on a sport it was 2 door also and seen many years ago at a couple of gaydon bmw shows
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Re: 1989 C2 2.7 paint codes?

Post by Hagi » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:13 pm

Couple of pics below. Nothing under the bonnet. To be fair with Syntner they did make an effort to help both with this and when I called them a couple of weeks ago about replacing the dash plate.
It's in fairly good condition, boot and bonnet need a respray. It'll need a full job done in a year or two.
The camera at the paint shop said Proton or Peugeot!

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Re: 1989 C2 2.7 paint codes?

Post by Hagi » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:53 pm

CaesarBob wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:20 pm
Excellent, so any pics of your car, love an E30 ALPINA. 8)

Couple of stupid suggestions:
- are there any stickers under the bonnet?
- have you tried speaking to a paint/bodyshop and seeing what they can do with the FQ94-6307 code?
We're not having much luck matching the paint. He's tried 2 shops and their cameras are matching it to anything. Is there anyone in the UK/Ireland who might have this mix? We've possibly found it in Russia or Germany but doubt they ship to Ireland.

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Re: 1989 C2 2.7 paint codes?

Post by jolls » Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:30 am

Instead of using a camera have you tried going back to basics and using colour chips like the ones shown here? https://www.carcolourservices.co.uk/the ... g-process/
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Re: 1989 C2 2.7 paint codes?

Post by Hagi » Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:16 pm

Have tried a couple of local garages, but no luck trying everything.
I contacted Alpina directly, got this.
Unfortunately we don't have any data for this vehicle.
Therefore please contact the BMW Classic department.

Contacted BMW Classic, got this.
Thank you for your email. Unfortunately we cannot help you here because our records give the colour only as a special paint job in “gruen metallic” without further explanation or paint code.

Can anyone recommend Alpina specialists out there who might be able to help?

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Re: 1989 C2 2.7 paint codes?

Post by Yad3100 » Fri Feb 05, 2021 9:43 pm

What a lovely looking e30

I’ve always wanted a C2 and I love green cars (Apollo green Capri, Modena green rs3100 and e36 in fern green in my past). Unfortunately I think a e30 c2 or m3 are beyond me now.

I have little advice to help, but you should be able to find a top quality body shop who can do spray outs to try match the colour. Might be a bit more expensive but needs to be right in the long run.
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Re: 1989 C2 2.7 paint codes?

Post by Hagi » Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:17 pm

I managed to get some from the Ukraine, from Autocolor7 https://autocolor7.com/
A lot tougher challenge than I thought it would be! Thanks for the tips all

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Re: 1989 C2 2.7 paint codes?

Post by Bob » Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:26 pm

Good news :dance
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