1948 General Motors Group Paint Charts and Color Codes

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1948 General Motors Group 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
CHEVROLET EXTERIOR COLORS
SWATCH
COLOR
CODE
YEARS
Duco®
Dulux®
Chevrolet Liveoak Green Metallic
Chev Liveoak Green Metallic
Comb. 370
Comb. 383
Upper Body Comb. 378
1948
202-36777
181-10197
Chevrolet Dove Gray Metallic
Chev Dove Gray Metallic
Comb. 372
Lower Body Comb. 379
Lower Body Comb. 380
1948
202-39112
181-10199
Chevrolet Oxford Maroon Metallic
Chev Oxford Maroon Metallic
Comb. 375
Comb. 382
1948
202-39638-M
No Match
Chevrolet Satin Green
Chev Satin Green
Comb. 381
Lower Body Comb. 377
1948
246-39814
93-39814
Chevrolet Lake Como Blue Metallic
Chev Lake Como Blue Metallic
Comb. 371
Upper Body Comb. 380
1948
202-54041
181-10198
Chevrolet Battleship Gray Metallic
Chev Battleship Gray Metallic
Comb. 374
Upper Body Comb. 379
1948
202-54791
181-10060
Chevrolet Silver Gray Green Metallic
Chev Silver Gray Green Metallic
Comb. 373
Lower Body Comb. 378
1948
202-55015
181-10201
Chevrolet Marsh Brown Metallic
Chev Marsh Brown Metallic
Upper Body Comb. 377
1948
202-55021
181-10202
1948 Chevrolet Color Combinations
Combination Number

DUCO® Body and Fender Color

DULUX® Wheel Color

DULUX® Wheel Stripe Color

370 & 383

202-36777 Liveoak Green Metallic

181-10197 Liveoak Green Metallic

165-021 Argent Silver

371

202-54041 Lake Como Blue Metallic

181-10198 Lake Como Blue Metallic

165-021 Argent Silver

372

202-39112 Dove Gray Metallic

181-10199 Dove Gray Metallic

95-110 French White

373

202-55015 Silver Gray Green Metallic

181-10201 Silver Gray Green Metallic

95-110 French White

374

202-54791 Battleship Gray Metallic

181-10060 Battleship Gray Metallic

165-021 Argent Silver

375 & 382

202-39638-M Oxford Maroon Metallic

No Match Oxford Maroon Metallic

165-021 Argent Silver

376

246-2048 Mayland Black

93-005 Black

165-021 Argent Silver

Upper
377
Lower

202-55021 Marsh Brown Metallic

181-10202 Marsh Brown Metallic

165-021 Argent Silver

246-39814 Satin Green

Upper
378
Lower

202-36777 Liveoak Green Metallic

181-10197 Liveoak Green Metallic

165-021 Argent Silver

202-55015 Silver Gray Green Metallic

Upper
379
Lower

202-54791 Battleship Gray Metallic

181-10060 Battleship Gray Metallic

165-021 Argent Silver

202-39112 Dove Gray Metallic

Upper
380
Lower

202-54041 Lake Como Blue Metallic

181-10198 Lake Como Blue Metallic

165-021 Argent Silver

202-39112 Dove Gray Metallic

381

246-39814 Satin Green

93-39814 Satin Green

95-110 French White

NOTE: Combination Number 381 is for Convertibles. Combinations Numbers 382 and 383 are for Station Wagons.
Combination Numbers on Chevrolet cars are stamped on a plate which is mounted on the right side of the dash, under the hood.
Also see:
44 Popular Colors from the 1940s
OLDSMOBILE EXTERIOR COLORS
SWATCH
COLOR
CODE
YEARS
Duco®
Oldsmobile Tawnee Buff
Olds Tawnee Buff
Comb. 23
Lower Body Comb. 23A
Upper Body Comb. 26A
1948
246-39865
Oldsmobile Nightshade Blue Metallic
Olds Nightshade Blue Metallic
Comb. 25
Lower Body Comb. 25A
Upper Body Comb. 24A
1948
202-51568
Oldsmobile Praline Brown Metallic
Olds Praline Brown Metallic
Comb. 26
Upper Body Comb. 23A
Lower Body Comb. 26A
1948
202-51572
Oldsmobile Ambassador Red Metallic
Olds Ambassador Red Metallic
Comb. 22
1948
202-53903-M
Oldsmobile Saxon Gray Metallic
Olds Saxon Gray Metallic
Comb. 27C
Upper Body Comb. 28A
Lower Body Comb. 28B
1948
202-54868
Oldsmobile Chariot Red
Olds Chariot Red
Comb. 22C
1948
246-54869-M
Oldsmobile Denmark Blue Metallic
Olds Denmark Blue Metallic
Comb. 24
Upper Body Comb. 24A
Lower Body Comb. 25A
1948
202-55009
Oldsmobile Garnet Red Metallic
Olds Garnet Red Metallic
Comb. 32 and 32X
1948
202-55104-M
Oldsmobile Nankeen Cream
Olds Nankeen Cream
Comb. 23C
1948
246-5265
Oldsmobile Sea Foam Green Metallic
Olds Sea Foam Green Metallic
Comb. 29C
Upper Body Comb. 29A
Lower Body Comb. 29B
1948
202-31680-G
Oldsmobile Garnet Red Metallic
Olds Garnet Red Metallic
Comb. 32
1948
202-33039-M
Oldsmobile Ivy Green Metallic
Olds Ivy Green Metallic
Comb. 29
Upper Body Comb. 29B
Lower Body Comb. 29A
1948
202-34851-G
Oldsmobile Cayuga Blue Metallic
Olds Cayuga Blue Metallic
Comb. 34
1948
202-36323
Oldsmobile Dawn Gray Metallic
Olds Dawn Gray Metallic
Comb. 28
Upper Body Comb. 28B
Lower Body Comb. 28A
1948
202-39011
Oldsmobile Alpine Green Metalli-Chrome
Olds Alpine Green Metalli-Chrome
Comb. 21
Upper Body Comb. 39A
Lower Body Comb. 21A
1948
260-39335-K
Oldsmobile Norway Green
Olds Norway Green
Comb. 39C
Upper Body Comb. 21A
Lower Body Comb. 39A
1948
246-39814
1948 Oldsmobile Color Combinations
Comb. No.

DUCO® Body and Fender Color

Wheel Color

20

246-2048 Black

Red

21

260-39335-K Alpine Green METALLI-CHROME

Nankeen Cream

22

202-53903-M Ambassador Red Metallic

Black

22C

246-54869-M Chariot Red

Chariot Red

23

246-39865 Tawnee Buff

Tawnee Buff

23C

246-5265 Nankeen Cream

Nankeen Cream

24

202-55009 Denmark Blue Metallic

Red

25

202-51568 Nightshade Blue Metallic

Red

26

202-51572 Praline Brown Metallic

Tawnee Buff

27C

202-54868 Saxon Gray Metallic

Red

28

202-39011 Dawn Gray Metallic

Red

29

202-34851-G Ivy Green Metallic

Nankeen Cream

29C

202-31680-G Sea Foam Green Metallic

Nankeen Cream

32

202-33039-M Garnet Red Metallic

Black

32X

202-55104-M Garnet Red Metallic

Black

34

202-36323 Cayuga Blue Metallic

Red

39C

246-39814 Norway Green

Nankeen Cream

Upper
21A
Lower

246-39814 Norway Green

Nankeen Cream

260-39335-K Alpine Green METALLI-CHROME

Upper
23A
Lower

202-51572 Praline Brown Metallic

Tawnee Buff

246-39865 Tawnee Buff

Upper
24A
Lower

202-51568 Nightshade Blue Metallic

Red

202-55009 Denmark Blue Metallic

Upper
25A
Lower

202-55009 Denmark Blue Metallic

Red

202-51568 Nightshade Blue Metallic

Upper
26A
Lower

246-39865 Tawnee Buff

Tawnee Buff

202-51572 Praline Brown Metallic

Upper
28A
Lower

202-54868 Saxon Gray Metallic

Red

202-39011 Dawn Gray Metallic

Upper
29A
Lower

202-31680-G Sea Foam Green Metallic

Nankeen Cream

202-34851-G Ivy Green Metallic

Upper
29B
Lower

202-34851-G Ivy Green Metallic

Nankeen Cream

202-31680-G Sea Foam Green Metallic

Upper
39A
Lower

260-39335-K Alpine Green METALLI-CHROME

Nankeen Cream

246-39814 Norway Green

Cars marked Comb. 32 and having letter "L" before body number (denoting Lansing production) are finished with 202-55 104-M Garnet Red Metallic.
Combinations with letter "C" are for convertible models.
Combination numbers on Oldsmobiles are stamped on a plate which is attached to the front of the dash, under the hood.
Also see: 44 Popular Colors from the 1940s
PONTIAC EXTERIOR COLORS
SWATCH
COLOR
CODE
YEARS
Duco®
Pontiac Parma Wine Metallic
Pontiac Parma Wine Metallic
Comb. 4802
1948
202-35039-M
202-33042-M
Pontiac Genesee Green Metallic
Pontiac Genesee Green Metallic
Comb. 4807
Lower Body Comb. 4817
1948
202-36169-G
Pontiac Blue Lake Blue Metallic
Pontiac Blue Lake Blue Metallic
Comb. 4808
Lower Body Comb. 4818
Upper Body Comb. 4819
1948
202-36628
Pontiac Frances Ivory
Pontiac Frances Ivory
Comb. 4805
1948
246-39837
Pontiac Rio Red
Pontiac Rio Red
Comb. 4806
1948
246-39896-M
Pontiac Oyster Gray
Pontiac Oyster Gray
Comb. 4809
Upper Body Comb. 4814
Upper Body Comb. 4818
Lower Body Comb. 4819
1948
246-51114
Pontiac Volunteer Green Metallic
Pontiac Volunteer Green Metallic
Comb. 4810
Upper Body Comb. 4817
1948
202-52195
Pontiac Mariner Blue Metallic
Pontiac Mariner Blue Metallic
Comb. 4801
1948
202-52787
Pontiac Belgian Gray Metallic
Pontiac Belgian Gray Metallic
Comb. 4804
Lower Body Comb. 4814
1948
202-55032
Pontiac Parma Wine Metallic
Pontiac Parma Wine Metallic
Comb. 4803
1948
202-55104-M
1948 Pontiac Color Combinations
Combination Number

DUCO® Body and Fender Color

Color

4800

246-2048 Black

Carteret r.ec

4801

202-52787 Mariner Blue Metallic

Carteret Red

4802

202-33039-M Parma Wine Metallic

Black

*4803

202-55104-M Parma Wine Metallic

Black

4804

202-55032 Belgian Gray Metallic

Carteret Red

#4805

246-39837 Frances Ivory

Black

*4806

246-39896-M Rio Red

Black

*4807

202-36169-G Genesee Green Metallic

Black

4808

202-36628 Blue Lake Blue Metallic

Black

*4809

246-51114 Oyster Gray

Black

4810

202-52195 Volunteer Green Metallic

Volunteer Greec Metallic

Upper
4814
Lower

246-51114 Oyster Gray

Carteret Red

202-55032 Belgian Gray Metallic

Upper
4817
Lower

202-52195 Volunteer Green Metallic

Volunteer Green Metallic

202-36169-G Genesee Green Metallic

Upper
4818
Lower

246-51114 Oyster Gray

Black

202-36628 Blue Lake Blue Metallic

Upper
4819
Lower

202-36628 Blue Lake Blue Metallic

Black

246-51114 Oyster Gray

*These Combinations for Convertibles. NOTE; Comb. 4803 replaced 4802 February, 1948
Combination numbers on Pontiacs are stamped on a plate which is mounted on the right side of the dash, under the hood.
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