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1989 Mercedes: SEL..color code..rear bumper..a used one on EBay

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I have a 1989 Mercedes 560 SEL with color code 172. My rear bumper has a horizontal crach from left to right and I'd like to get a used one on EBay. The trouble is matching the color. My car's body paint is different from the bumper paint color. Were the bumpers consitently one color despite different body paint colors? Where can I get the right bumper paint if I end up buying a bumper and need to paint it?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Marty replied 5 years ago.

Hi jgibbons, there were a few different bumper colors used throughout the years. Any Mercedes body shop can mix and match the paint for you based on the color code. If you post your vin # XXXXX can tell you what color you have.

 

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Thanks,

 

I know it is 172 for the body, but I can't tell what color code the bumper is.

wdbca39d6ka427230

 

Brief version

VINWDBCA39D6KA427230
Model560 SEL
Chassis1260391A427230
Engine117968 12 054114
Transmission722350 03 123765
Order0 8 704 02555
Approx. yearnot defined
LightsBOSCH
Cab07445
DealerUnited States (USA) (704)
Interiorleather saffron or java (264)
Paint
172anthracite grey metallic (? 01.01.1963)
64Unknown code
Options
226modification: catacolor-glass for crank window (? 01.08.1964 ?? 30.11.1965)
warning sign fixture mounting parts (? 01.02.1969 ?? 30.04.1970)
front seat backrest parts for headrests (? 01.10.1971 ?? 31.01.1972)
footrests in the rear (? 01.01.1980)
catacolor-glass for windshield + crank window (? 01.11.1963 ?? 31.07.1964)
heat absorbing glass driver door left + right (? 01.12.1965 ?? 28.02.1967)
442airbag in steering wheel (? 01.02.1980 ?? 31.10.1993)
bumper, rear, with guards (? 01.01.1963 ?? 30.09.1973)
461instrument with mileage reading and english lettering (? 01.04.1990)
491USA version (? 01.01.1963)
519Becker radio Grand Prix electronic cassette - USA (? 01.08.1980 ?? 30.11.1990)
Becker radio Grand Prix LW/MW/SW/USW - USA (? 01.01.1963 ?? 29.02.1972)
Becker radio Grand Prix stereo MW/USW - USA (? 01.10.1972 ?? 31.12.1976)
Becker radio Mexico Grand Prix, electronic (USA)
524Reims adapter IV (? 01.04.1962 ?? 28.02.1963)
paintcoat preservation (? 01.01.1964)
551anti-theft warning system (? 01.11.1978 ?? 31.03.1998)
anti-theft/anti-break-in warning system with anti-towing system (? 01.04.1998)
steering wheel, ivory-colored (? 01.01.1963 ?? 31.05.1973)
581Thermoking air conditioner (? 01.04.1970 ?? 31.12.1972)
automatic climate control (? 01.01.1977)
597heat-insulating glass, all-around, Germany (? 01.02.1971 ?? 30.11.1977)
heat-insulating glass, windshield, band filter (? 01.02.1984 ?? 31.10.1989)
590 + 592 + 593 (? 01.02.1967 ?? 31.01.1971)
591 + 596 (? 01.01.1963 ?? 31.07.1965)
639radial-ply tires, elimination of warning triangle (? 01.11.1973 ?? 31.10.1974)
elimination of first-aid box and warning triangle (? 01.08.1977)
809Change of year of model, last figure shows new model year
810roof-mounted loudspeaker (? 01.11.1962 ?? 30.11.1972)
loudspeaker, sound package
sound package (bose) (? 01.12.1986)
872electric seat heater for rear seat bench, left and right (? 01.10.1972)
873seat heater for left and right front seats (? 01.02.1984)

Expert:  Marty replied 5 years ago.

Good morning jgibbons, your bumper color is Mussel Grey. The Mercedes paint code # XXXXX 7176. A body shop can use that code to match your paint. I've attached the color footnotes for your car that apply to the various exterior paint color codes below.

 

Marty

 

Color Footnotes

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