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Connolly Leather Colors

Ferrari mainly used Connolly leather during the 330 GT production run.  Connolly leather came in several finishes.  The Vaumol finish is a surface dyed color and it was used in most Ferraris through the 512BBi. The V8 production used the Autolux finish which is vat dyed on a thinner leather.  In 1984, all production changed to Autolux until 2001 when Ferrari stopped using Connolly leather.  Note, Connolly went out of business in 2002.

Ferrari also used a black leather from Franzi for some of the 330 GTs.  The Nero Franzi is a surface dyed leather with a deeper and glossier black finish than the Connolly 8500.

The leather covered surfaces are:

  
Front seat


Rear seat

Door panel


Dog leg panel


Wheel well coverings


Package shelf


Strip glued under rear window

Tunnel
   
Console

Gear shift boot

Arm rest between the rear seat

Hump between rear floor sections

Hand brake cover

Fuel lid release lever surround (Series 2 model)
 

Several other surfaces are covered in black leatherette (no matter what the leather color is):


A pillar

B pillar

Dash

Padded bolster at bottom of dash
   
Door arm rest

Foot well kick panel

Bolster under door window

Bolster under quarter window

Trunk catch bar surround

The four trim pieces around the headliner are covered with beige/gray leatherette.

This table is a list of the Connolly colors as known to have come as original leather in 330 GTs.

Connolly #

845

846

893

895

3015

3025

3086

3087

3095

3100

3104

3105

3171

3195

3218

3230

3323

3309

8370

8500

Color Name

Beige Scuro

Beige Scuro

Rosso Scuro

Verde

Blue

Blue

Rosso

Blue

Rosso

Beige

Orange

Blue

Rosso

Rosso

Beige

Grigio

Bianco

Beige

Verde

Nero

These are leather samples for some of the original colors available for a new 330 GT.  The information comes from Keith Bluemel's Original Ferrari V12 book and the samples are courtesy of HVL Exclusive Italian Interiors.


Cinnamon VM846

Beige VM3218

Beige VM3309

Black VM8500

Light Blue VM3015

Brown VM890

Burgundy A893 (VM893)

Gray A3230 (VM3230)

Red VM3171

Light Green VM3124

White VM3323

Orange VM3104

Green VM3655

Magnolia VM3997

Chestnut VM891
No picture
Blue VM3087
No Picture
Blue VM3025
No Picture
Red VM3086
No Picture
Red VM3095
No Picture
Beige VM3100
No Picture
Red VM3195
No Picture
Green VM8370
No Picture
Dark Beige VM845
No Picture
Green VM895
 No picture
Light Blue VM3469
 

Original Connolly leather sample book and HVL sample card.

Here's a chart with the original leather colors classified by general color group.  This is based on the ~677 cars where the original color is known.  As you can see, black was predominant with red and beige being the next most popular.

This chart is for the last known leather colors of ~938 cars.