Paint Codes

August 8, 2017
Posted by: Marketing Team

Paint Codes


This material is part of a chapter on Data Cards.

In this chapter we plan to show a photo of a W113 vehicle in each of the originally available colors.

The paint codes are listed in field 10 (version 1) or in field 7 (versions 2, 3 and 4) of the data card.

Body and hardtop could be ordered in different colors (“UT” and “OT”). If the hardtop had a different color, the hubcaps were painted in that color. Any combination within the available colors was possible, but some were recommended by the factory.

Due to new technologies and VOC (volatile organic compound) regulations of course the paint materials and buildup is now different than in the 1960s.

The paint codes and the suppliers are shown on the vehicle’s Body and Paint Number Plate, see separate chapter below.

Additional colors used on W113 vehicles:

Kofferraum innen: Tiefdunkelgrau, DB 164 Trunk inside: 164 dark grey
Heckdeckel innen: Tiefdunkelgrau, DB 164 Trunk lid, inside: 164 dark grey
Radkasten: Wagenfarbe UT Wheel wells: body color
Schweller: matt schwarz DB 169 Rocker panels/Sills: flat black 169
Bumper innen: weissgrau DB 158 Inside of bumpers: white grey 158. Apparently RUST-OLEUM Painters Touch Ultra Cover 2x Almond Gloss is a good match in color and affords more rust protection

But keep in mind that “seeing pictures on a computer monitor is no way to pick a color for a car. There are way too many variables that can possibly distort the accuracy of the color, including the settings on your monitor, the particular print of the photo, the scan, the way the sun was hitting the car in the photo, etc.” (51)

Solid Colors

Light during photography, the camera used, the post-processing of the photograph, the screen used to view it on all have a very significant effect on the way colours are displayed and perceived. Real-life results will always vary!

The years available pertain only to the W113.

040 G black 1963-1971
050 G white 1963-1971
124 G arabian grey 1963-1971
140 H light grey 1963-1965
158 H white grey 1963-1968
162 H blue grey 1963-1965
173 G anthracite grey 1968-1971
181 H light beige 1963-1971
190 G graphite grey 1963-1965
226 H moss green 1963-1965
268 H dark green 1963-1968
291 H dark olive 1965-1971
304 G horizon blue 1963-1968
332 G dark blue 1963-1967
334 G light blue 1963-1967
335 H blue 1963-1965
350 H medium blue 1963-1968
408 G havana brown 1963-1967
423 H tobacco brown 1968-1971
460 G dark maroon 1963-1968
501 H orient red 1965-1968
516 G medium red 1963-1971
519 G light red 1963-1965
542 G dark red 1965-1971
568 H signal red 1963-1971
573 G burgundy red 1963-1965
576 G red 1968-1971
670 H light ivory 1963-1968
716 H grey beige 1963-1965
717 G papyrus white 1963-1971
726 H beige grey 1968-1971
903 H blue 1968-1971
904 G midnight blue 1968-1971

Metallic Colors

The years available pertain only to the W113.

172 G anthracite grey 1963-1971
178 H medium grey 1963-1967
180 G silver grey 1963-1971
387 H blue 1963-1971
396 G medium blue 1963-1971
461 G bronze brown 1963-1968
462 H tunis beige 1963-1971
463 H copper 1963-1965
467 H sandy beige 1968-1971
567 G glazing maroon 1963-1965
571 H red 1963-1971
728 H beige grey 1968-1971
834 G moss green 1963-1971
906 G grey blue 1968-1971

Editorial from Pagoda SL Group.


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