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Production late 1974 / model year 1975 wrong color code?!
« on: 10 November 2015, 10:28 AM »
Ok so 450 SEL has a Nov '74 build date and a model year designation of 1975 (and sold in 1975). So far so good. But then the build sheet specifies the 860 color code ("green") but http://www.w116.org/tech/colors/ says that the 860 is only for 1972-1974. Can anyone reconcile - is the color chart specifying model year or production? Thanks!

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Re: Production late 1974 / model year 1975 wrong color code?!
« Reply #1 on: 10 November 2015, 02:09 PM »
Ok so 450 SEL has a Nov '74 build date and a model year designation of 1975 (and sold in 1975). So far so good. But then the build sheet specifies the 860 color code ("green") but http://www.w116.org/tech/colors/ says that the 860 is only for 1972-1974. Can anyone reconcile - is the color chart specifying model year or production? Thanks!

It may have been market dependant.
For Europe, 860 was a valid colour code up-to and including MY75 (model-year is usually August to August in the automotive industry).
Source: http://www.meinbenz.de/farben/116/farbcodes116.htm
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Re: Production late 1974 / model year 1975 wrong color code?!
« Reply #2 on: 10 November 2015, 02:13 PM »
Ah terrific, that makes me feel better, thank you!

Ok so 450 SEL has a Nov '74 build date and a model year designation of 1975 (and sold in 1975). So far so good. But then the build sheet specifies the 860 color code ("green") but http://www.w116.org/tech/colors/ says that the 860 is only for 1972-1974. Can anyone reconcile - is the color chart specifying model year or production? Thanks!

It may have been market dependant.
For Europe, 860 was a valid colour code up-to and including MY75 (model-year is usually August to August in the automotive industry).
Source: http://www.meinbenz.de/farben/116/farbcodes116.htm