Many customers have asked where they can find the paint code for their older Mercedes. You will generally need this code when you go to purchase matching paint at any auto paint store. On most models from the early 1970's up through the mid 1990's the code number is located on the vin number plate on top of the front core support just forward of the top of the radiator.
Problem & Solution
Common among these chassis:
There are so many numbers on this plate that it can be difficult to find the one for the paint code. Look for the 3 digit number followed by a letter. In the upper picture (123 chassis you can see it on the bottom left - 932 H. On the lower picture (126 chassis) it is second up from the bottom left - 735 G.