PPG code 2578 - red
This red automotive paint color is most commonly known as Phoenix Red. Another common paint color promotional name is Rallye Red. The color formulation has been used between 1973 and 1976, primarily by Volkswagen; but also by Porsche and Audi. We have records of this color appearing only on the Beetle; although from Volkswagen, we primarily have only the Beetle paint codes in our database. See the full detailed list below.

2578 is a paint code for PPG (Pittsburgh Plate Glass) who has been providing automotive paints since 1924 (originally Ditzler Color Company subsidiary acquired in 1928). PPG/Ditzler codes in the 2000 to 9990 range were primarily used on new paint formulations from 1969 to 2003. They serve as a great way to track the usage of paint.


Example of the color PPG 2578
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Usage list of PPG paint code 2578 (more information)
yearmakemodelcodepaint namecomment
1973PorscheL32KPhoenix Red
1973VolkswagenL32KPhoenix Red
1973VolkswagenBeetleL32KPhoenix Redconvertible only
1974PorscheL32KPhoenix Red
1974VolkswagenL32KPhoenix Red
1974VolkswagenBeetleL32KPhoenix RedSuper Beetle and convertible only
1975AudiL32KRallye Red
1975VolkswagenL32KRallye Redalso Phoenix Red
1975VolkswagenBeetleL32KPhoenix Red
1976VolkswagenL32KRallye Red
1976VolkswagenBeetleL32KPhoenix Red

Paint Manufacturer Codes
PPG/Ditzler : 2578
Dupont : 42711, 42711AH, 42711DH, 42711LM
Acme/Rogers : 91403
Sherwin Williams : 5740, F10-R-3453

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