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
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.