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1976 911 Original paint (or not)?

Paint

Vehicle Information: Model: 911S; Year: 1976; Body Type: Targa; Total Mileage: 122K;

My car is being restored and there is some disagreement on whether it was ever repainted. It's a '76 911S Targa purchased in TX and has two past owners who swear they never painted it. The guy who is restoring the car for me is an expert in his field (does only 356's and 911's) and claims the color (not the paint) is original. He and I have counted the number of layers and the paint does appear a little thick. Further, feathering wasn't working because one or two of the top laters kept flaking away. Could the car have been re-painted before the original sale? How many blue layers should there be? My interest is based solely on curiousity and there's no reason for the others to be dis-honest in their claims.

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