Mercedes-Benz colour codes are normally a
threedigit number. But, like most
things, its not always that simple....
- Early cars will have a letter stamped after the number, but only on the
data tag on the body
- Commercial vehicles, like G wagons, will often have a four digit
number, but when you remove the extra digit, you will then get the three
You can find the code in the following ways, using the pictures
below as examples:
- Up until 1964 the colour code was on a small plate with the body
number. It was screwed to either the r/h inner side of the engine bay or
in front of the radiator.
- From 1964 up until the mid 00's you should be able to find a plate
screwed or riveted to the panel in front of the radiator with a whole lot
of three digit numbers on it. You are looking for the one with a letter,
usually a G or a H.
- From the early 00's you can find it on the B pillar (the pillar the
rear door hinges on a 4 door vehicle) on the drivers side. It is a
sticker with the VIN number and the paint code.
- Every vehicle made has a datacard. This is essentially a build
sheet for the vehicle. It includes things like engine number, options
fitted, exterior and interior colours.