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How to find your colour code.

Mercedes-Benz colour codes are normally a three didgit number. But, like most things, its not always that simple....

- Early cars will have a letter stamped after the number, but only on the datatag on the body
- Commercial vehciles, like G wagons, will often have a four digit number, but when you remove the extra digit, you will then get the three digit code.

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 rivited 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.
- Every  vehcile made has a datacard. This is essentailly a build sheet for the vehcile. It includes things like engine number, options fitted, exterior and interior colours. 
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220Sb W111 1962
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450SE W116 data tag
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450SE W116 data card
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450SE W116 code 525
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300TD W123 data card
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300GD W460 data card
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A160 W168 data card
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B200 W245 2007