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Old 09-16-2012, 03:05 AM
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1983 300SD beige with GRAY bottom?

My 300SD is beige. I believe it was resprayed at somepoint years ago, but they did a good job. The door jambs engine compartment etc. are all matching. Although the underneath of the trunk is gray. I'm not sure if that is just the way they came from the factory. I have the palomino interior. My question is did this car really come with a beige upper and gray lower? Wouldn't it make sense for the lower to be brown, dark beige or something in the brown family? I'll attach a picture. It looks like the lower half was painted also. I am thinking about repainting it myself. Just looking for a stock color that the car possibly came with. The beige and gray just look like crap to me.

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Old 09-16-2012, 04:17 AM
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This is my vin# if someone can tell me what it was made with originally? WDBCB20A3DB045437
I tried checking it online and can't get it to work. I also email MBUSA for a build sheet.
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1979 Mercedes 300SD 314k
1988 Mercedes 560SEL (parts car)

2002 Toyota 4Runner
1950 Packard 8
2006 Ford Ranger 4x4 (manual)
2010 Chrysler Sebring Convertible

Previous German cars-
2001 Mercedes SL500
1983 Mercedes 300SD
2011 BMW 328i (manual)
2008 BMW 535xi (manual)
2006 BMW M3 (manual)
1980 Mercedes 300TD
2006 BMW 750i
1996 Mercedes E300D
1994 BMW 740i
2006 BMW 330xi (manual)
1999 E300DT Smoke silver/black 253k
2012 BMW 535i Xdrive M-Sport
1984 300TD-T 304k
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:43 PM
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My 300SD is beige. I believe it was resprayed at somepoint years ago, but they did a good job. The door jambs engine compartment etc. are all matching. Although the underneath of the trunk is gray. I'm not sure if that is just the way they came from the factory. I have the palomino interior. My question is did this car really come with a beige upper and gray lower?
All 126's pre facelift, came with grey lower mouldings. Only difference was sometimes they had a darker grey but mostly a lighter one like yours.

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Old 10-18-2012, 05:34 PM
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Yes, gray bottom is factory.
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:25 PM
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I can't stand having a beige car with a gray bottom. I painted mine up last night with a factory brown color for the bottom. It'll take a little while for me to get used to it, but I've already received some compliments. Let me know what you think.
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1979 Mercedes 300SD 314k
1988 Mercedes 560SEL (parts car)

2002 Toyota 4Runner
1950 Packard 8
2006 Ford Ranger 4x4 (manual)
2010 Chrysler Sebring Convertible

Previous German cars-
2001 Mercedes SL500
1983 Mercedes 300SD
2011 BMW 328i (manual)
2008 BMW 535xi (manual)
2006 BMW M3 (manual)
1980 Mercedes 300TD
2006 BMW 750i
1996 Mercedes E300D
1994 BMW 740i
2006 BMW 330xi (manual)
1999 E300DT Smoke silver/black 253k
2012 BMW 535i Xdrive M-Sport
1984 300TD-T 304k
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:28 PM
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Nice!
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