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Original Color Code
« on: March 08, 2023, 17:39:01 »
Hi,
I recently purchased a 1971 280SL, the current color is grey, which I believe is not the original color. Does anyone know how can I find the original color code? Although am not having any data card or car history.

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Re: Original Color Code
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2023, 17:58:58 »
Hi,
there is a paint number plate in your engine bay. Use search function.
e.g. https://www.sl113.org/forums/index.php?topic=23916.msg171264#msg171264
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Re: Original Color Code
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2023, 18:03:13 »
In the engine compartment, there is a metal plate on the driver's side by the top of the strut tower. Post a picture of it, and we will tell you the original colors.
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Re: Original Color Code
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2023, 18:32:04 »
 
In the engine compartment, there is a metal plate on the driver's side by the top of the strut tower. Post a picture of it, and we will tell you the original colors.

Hello Vander,
Thank you for the help, this is the picture.

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Re: Original Color Code
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2023, 18:40:21 »
158 white grey
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Re: Original Color Code
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2023, 19:12:13 »
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Re: Original Color Code
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2023, 02:47:15 »
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Re: Original Color Code
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2023, 05:08:12 »
 :) Thanks for the help

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Re: Original Color Code
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2023, 05:35:17 »
Sooooo ........ is your car currently painted 158, or some other shade of gray?  My hub caps and hard top are 158.  It's a nice color.
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Re: Original Color Code
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2023, 11:46:37 »
Sooooo ........ is your car currently painted 158, or some other shade of gray?  My hub caps and hard top are 158.  It's a nice color.

Currently it is a grey shade, but I think I will be going with the original 158.

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Re: Original Color Code
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2023, 20:15:52 »
Looks like it might currently be 173G Anthracite gray or ever 190G Graphite gray
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Re: Original Color Code
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2023, 18:16:02 »
Yes I believe it is.
I only have one doubt though since the paint is not in a good quality, shall I go with the original color or keep it as is  :-\
Thinking of it in the long term.