1948 Buick Paint Charts and Color Codes

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1948 Buick Paint Charts and Color Codes

For correct identification, please refer to the colour code listings on this site.
General Motors Color Code Location Chart

LOCATION OF PAINT CODE


General Motors paint code plate for all models is located under the hood at the top of the firewall on left or right of upper shroud.

TWO-TONE COMBINATIONS: CHEVROLET, BUICK AND PONTIAC


Two letter paint codes identify two-tone combinations. The first letter identifies the main body color, second letter the upper or lower roof color.

DULUX®


Dulux is not recommended for the repair of LUCITE - or other Acrylic Lacquer finishes.

NOTE:


It may be necessary, at times, to tint colors to produce a satisfactory match due to normal weathering and changes in color standards.
BUICK EXTERIOR COLORS
SWATCH
COLOR
CODE
YEARS
Duco®
 Buick Royal Maroon Metallic
Buick Royal Maroon Metallic
48-07
1948
202-33039
 Buick Aztec Green Metallic
Buick Aztec Green Metallic
48-22*
48-25
1948
202-36169
 Buick Calvert Blue Metallic
Buick Calvert Blue Metallic
48-17
1948
202-36313
 Buick Allandale Green Metallic
Buick Allandale Green Metallic
48-22*
48-26
1948
202-36721
 Buick Honolulu Blue Metallic
Buick Honolulu Blue Metallic
48-24
1948
202-36876
 Buick Nickel Gray Metallic
Buick Nickel Gray Metallic
48-29*
48-23
1948
202-39111
 Buick Regency Blue Metallic
Buick Regency Blue Metallic
48-18
1948
202-39286
 Buick Verde Green
Buick Verde Green
48-04
1948
246-51252
 Buick Sequoia Cream
Buick Sequoia Cream
48-14
1948
246-52881
 Buick Cumulus Gray
Buick Cumulus Gray
48-28
48-29#
1948
246-55066
 Buick Royal Maroon Metallic
Buick Royal Maroon Metallic
48-30
1948
202-55104-M
* = Upper Body Combination
# = Lower Body Combination
1948 BUICK COLORS
DUCO®

Color

Comb. No. Color Code

202-33039-M Buick Royal Maroon Metallic *48-07
202-36169-G Buick Aztec Green Metallic 48-22, 48-25 (L)
202-36313 Buick Calvert Blue Metallic 48-17
202-36721 Buick Allendale Green Metallic 48-22, 48-26 (U)
202-36876 Buick Honolulu Blue Metallic 48-24
202-39111 Buick Nickel Gray Metallic 48-23, 48-29 (U)
202-39286 Buick Regency Blue Metallic 48-18
246-51252 Buick Verde Green 48-04
246-52881 Buick Sequoia Cream 48-14
246-55066 Buick Cumulus Gray 48-28, 48-29 (L)
202-55104-M Buick Royal Maroon Metallic *48-30

*Comb. 48-30 replaced 48-07 effective 1/12/1948.
Also see: 44 Popular Colors from the 1940s

1948 Buick Color Combinations
(STANDARD ON ALL SERIES)
Combination Number

DUCO® Body and Fender Color

Wheel Color

DULUX® Striping Color

48-01 & 48-31

246-2048 Carlsbad Black

Carlsbad Black

95-110 French White

48-04

246-51252 Verde Green

Verde Green

95-110 French White

48-07

202-33039-M Roya! Maroon Metallic

Royal Maroon Metallic

165-021 Silver

*48-l4

246-52881 Sequoia Cream

Sequoia Cream

95-004 Black

48-17

202-36313 Calvert Blue Metallic

Calvert Blue Metallic

95-110 French White

48-18

202-39286 Regency Blue Metallic

Regency Blue Metallic

95-110 French White

48-22 Upper 202-36721 Allendale Green Metallic Aztec Green Metallic 95-110 French White

48-22 Lower

202-36169-G Aztec Green Metallic

Aztec Green Metallic

95-110 French White

48-23

202-39111 Nickel Gray Metallic

Nickel Gray Metallic

95-110 French White

48-24

202-36876 Honolulu Blue Metallic

Honolulu Blue Metallic

95-110 French White

48-25

202-36169-G Aztec Green Metallic

Aztec Green Metallic

95-110 French White

48-26

202-36721 Allendale Green Metallic

Allendale Green Metallic

95-110 French White

48-28

246-55066 Cumulus Gray

Cumulus Gray

95-110 French White

Upper 48-29 Lower

202-39111 Nickel Gray Metallic 246-55066 Cumulus Gray

Cumulus Gray

95-110 French White

48-30

202-55104-M Royal Maroon Metallic

Royal Maroon Metallic

165-021 Silver

*Convertible models only. Optional wheel color on all combinations except 48-07 and 48-30 is Dante Red.
NOTE: Combination 48-30 replaced Combination 48-07 effective 1/12/1948.
Color combination numbers on Buick cars are stamped on plate which is mounted on dash, under the hood.
Also see: 44 Popular Colors from the 1940s
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