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daniel77

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anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« on: February 05, 2022, 10:43:03 »
Hi guys I am new here. I am in the process of restoring my Pagoda. I am contemplating which colour to pick.
Any suggestions, photos of your cars? I quite like anthracite grey. Do you have any natural photos of your cars with the above colour?
Would you do black hard top with it? Please help:))
1968 MB 250sl california coupe
1991 MB 190E
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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2022, 11:24:05 »
Hello Daniel, nice to meet you

Colour and colour combination is very personal, what one person likes doesn't suit others

If you use the search button above, and search anthracite, you should get some pictures come up, you can also search photo gallery from the home page, lots of pictures of members cars and others
or just Google Mercedes W113 Pagoda anthracite and see what that throws up
February 1965 230SL Automatic
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Papyrus white, blue hard top & hub caps
Blue soft top
Blue leather

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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2022, 11:35:46 »
Thank you very much for your help:)
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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2022, 11:40:16 »
You're very welcome

Also search the technical manual above, search for paint codes, this is the list of the original Pagoda paint colours and recommended colour combinations
February 1965 230SL Automatic
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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2022, 12:54:30 »
Hi. Yes I have studied it already, thanks again. It all explains pretty well:)
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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2022, 15:22:27 »
Here a picture of my car. 173 Anthracite gray.
Urban Janssen
Grass Valley, CA
1968 280 SL - 4speed manual
173 anthracite grey

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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2022, 18:19:14 »
I was going to paint my W111 Anthracite Grey, but went with 332 Navy instead.  Here are 3 photos of the samples my paint shop did for me.  The shape of the model lets you really see how light and shadow will effect the overall look.  Whatever colour you end up with, make sure that you see contoured samples in natural and artificial light.
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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2022, 20:44:51 »
Besides my 250 and 280SL's I have a few 81 to 85 3ooSD's.
As I recall Mercedes for one year only painted 300SD' in antricite.
It is a beautiful Color and if I was to paint any of my Mercedes cars , I would use Antricite.
I do not know if I am spelling it correcfly.
Keep the car all one color.
Tom M
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72 220 D
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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2022, 21:06:10 »
There are 2 Anthracite Gray colors. Solid and metallic. I preferred the metallic. Hemmels is using this color on several of their restorations.
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1970 280SL Originally Light Ivory - Now Anthracite Gray Metallic

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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2022, 00:05:54 »
This past week I saw a metallic anthracite gray 280SL at my mechanic’s shop.   It had a bamboo interior.  It looked absolutely breathtaking.  Very dramatic with that interior.  Although the one I saw was a solid color, a black hardtop could look really interesting. 

Another member, johnk, is finishing up a restoration. I think his color combination of metallic grey-beige with a parchment interior is particularly good looking.  The overall look is refined, sophisticated and very elegant. 

Honestly though from white to black and everything in between, you cannot go wrong if you stick with a genuine D-B color of the period.   These are simply gorgeous cars. 

« Last Edit: February 07, 2022, 16:02:41 by lreppond »
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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2022, 01:16:46 »
Have to agree with Len, I’ve seen John K’s car in person absolutely stunning.   
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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2022, 09:10:43 »
Mine 172 Anthracite
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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2022, 16:20:52 »
See it is a beautiful Color.
Car looks great.
And Metallic is the way to go.

Tom
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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2022, 16:58:37 »
Hi. Thank you for this explanation, actually I am also contemplating 332 colour as well. 332 looks really nice especially
towards evening time:)
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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2022, 17:02:53 »
Hi, Thanks. I am not actually sure if I should keep two tone or one. However I think will go for one tone, it might change though, haha . Will send you pics once its painted:)Hard decisions
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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2022, 17:03:53 »
Hi Beauty:)
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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2022, 19:32:27 »
My 280 came from the factory in anthracite gray metallic (DB 172) with light gray MB tex interior. It is an understated but attractive combination more often found in MB sedans. I think DB 172 with cognac or burgundy interior might look very interesting!

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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2022, 19:50:08 »
172 changes with the sunlight

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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2022, 20:20:35 »
Hi, I like light grey interior, I am surprised you dont see this combination  too often. Do you have any pics?
am also thinking of nature leather colour inside (its like kind of between orange and yellow).
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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2022, 20:22:17 »
Wow. This is looking beautiful with this light!
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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2022, 21:20:13 »
Hello, feel free to email me at trakylas@mit.edu and will send you some pictures.

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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2022, 21:26:13 »
ok.I will, thanks
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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2022, 12:43:12 »
What is your original
Color combination
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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2022, 18:09:07 »
HI

050/050 white ,white
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Re: anthracite grey colour for my 250sl
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2022, 18:37:41 »
Keep in mind if changing the paint color requires you to also change the interior color you will have to deal with the material on the bottom rear of the hard top. Replacing that requires removal of the windows and you might as well replace the headliner at that point. you can avoid all of that by just having the material In the back died to match your new interior.
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