1949 General Motors Group Paint Charts and Color Codes

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1949 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 Allendale Green Metallic
Allendale Green Metallic
49-10
1949
202-36721
Buick Regency Blue Metallic
Regency Blue Metallic
49-09
1949
202-39286
Buick Calvert Blue Metallic
Calvert Blue Metallic
49-15
1949
202-36313
Buick Nickel Gray Metallic
Nickel Gray Metallic
49-17
1949
202-39111
Buick Old Ivory
Old Ivory
49-14
1949
246-50145
Mariner Blue Metallic
Mariner Blue Metallic
49-16
1949
202-55398-G
Buick Sand Gray Metallic
Sand Gray Metallic (Upper Body)
49-20
to
49-29
1949
202-55454
Buick Mariner Blue Metallic
Mariner Blue Metallic (Lower Body)
49-21
1949
202-55457
Buick Verde Green
Verde Green
49-04
1949
246-51252
Buick Sequoia Cream
Sequoia Cream
49-07
1949
246-52881
Buick Cumulus Gray
Cumulus Gray
49-08
1949
246-55066
Buick Royal Maroon Metallic
Royal Maroon Metallic
49-12
1949
202-55104-M
Buick Sunmist Gray Metalli-Chrome
Sunmist Gray Metalli-Chrome
49-03
1949
260-55245
Buick Bahama Blue Metalli-Chrome

Bahama Blue Metalli-Chrome

49-02
1949
260-55254
Buick Gala Green Metalli-Chrome
Gala Green Metalli-Chrome
49-11
1949
260-55261
Buick Elan Blue Metallic
Elan Blue Metallic
49-05
1949
202-55317
Cirrus Green Metallic
Cirrus Green Metallic
49-13
1949
202-55346
New 1949 Buick Color Combinations
Combination Number

DUCO® Body and Fender Color

Wheel Color

DULUX® Striping Color

*49-14

246-50145 Old Ivory

Old Ivory

95-110 French White

*49-15

202-36313 Calvert Blue Metallic

Calvert Blue Metallic

95-110 French White

*49-16 (See Below)

202-55457 Mariner Blue Metallic

Mariner Blue Metallic

95-110 French White

49-17 (See Below)

202-39111 Nickel Gray Metallic

Nickel Gray Metallic

95-110 French White

Upper 49-20 Lower

202-55454 Sand Gray Metallic

Cirrus Green Metallic

95-110 French White

202-55346 Cirrus Green Metallic

Upper 49-21 Lower (See Note)

202-55454 Sand Gray Metallic

Mariner Blue Metallic

95-110 French White

202-55457 Mariner Blue Metallic

Upper 49-22 Lower

202-55454 Sand Gray Metallic

Calvert Blue Metallic

95-110 French White

202-36313 Calvert Blue Metallic

Upper 49-2 3 Lower

202-55454 Sand Gray Metallic

Carlsbad Black

95-110 French White

246-2048 Carlsbad Black

Upper 49-24 Lower

202-55454 Sand Gray Metallic

Regency Blue Metallic

95-110 French White

202-39286 Regency Blue Metallic

Upper 49-25 Lower

202-55454 Sand Grav Metallic

Sunmist Gray Metalli-Chrome

95-110 French White

260-55245 Sunmist Grav Metalli-Chrome

Upper 49-26 Lower

202-55454 Sand Gray Metallic

Verde Green

95-110 French White

246-51252 Verde Green

Upper 49-27 Lower (See Note)

202-55454 Sand Gray Metallic

Allendale Green Metallic

95-110 French White

202-36721 Allendale Green Metallic

Upper 49-28 Lower (See Note)

202-55454 Sand Grav Metallic

Royal Maroon Metallic

165-021 Silver

202-55104-M Royal Maroon Metallic

Upper 49-28 Lower (See Note)

202-55454 Sand Gray Metallic

Allendale Green Metallic

95-110 French White

202-36721 Allendale Green Metallic

Upper 49-29 Lower (See Note)

202-55454 Sand Gray Metallic

Nickel Gray Metallic

95-110 French White

202-39111 Nickel Gray Metallic

*Added approx. April 1, 1949- fAdded approx. May 16, 1949.
NOTE: Comb. 49-17 (Nickel Gray Metallic) added August 19, 1949-Comb. 49-27 added May 16 - dropped July 1, 1949.

Comb. 49-28 (Sand Gray Metallic and Royal Maroon Metallic) added May 16 - dropped June 1, 1949.
Comb. 49-28 (Sand Gray Metallic and Allendale Green Metallic) added July 1, 1949
Comb. 49-16202-55398-G Mariner Blue Metallic used in place of
202-55457 Mariner Blue Metallic from April 1 to June 1, 1949.
Comb. 49-21202-5 5 398-G Mariner Blue Metallic used in place of
202-55457 Mariner Blue Metallic from May 1 to June 1, 1949.
Comb. 49-29 (Sand Gray Metallic and Nickel Gray Metallic) added August 25, 1949.
1949 Buick Color Combinations (Standard on all Series)
Combination Number

DUCO® Body and Fender Color

Wheel Color

DULUX® Striping Color

49-01

246-2048 Carlsbad Black

Carlsbad Black

95-110 French White

49-02

260-55254 Bahama Blue Metalli-Chrome

Bahama Blue Metallic

95-110 French White

49-03

260-55245 Sunmist Gray Metalli-Chrome

Sunmist Gray Metallic

95-110 French White

49-04

246-51252 Verdd Green

Verde Green

95-110 French White

49-05

202-55317 Elan Blue Metallic

Elan Blue Metallic

95-110 French White

*49-07

246-52881 Sequoia Cream

Sequoia Cream

95-004 Black

49-08

246-55066 Cumulus Gray

Cumulus Gray

95-110 French White

49-09

202-39286 Regency Blue Metallic

Regency Blue Metallic

95-110 French White

49-10

202-36721 Allendale Green Metallic

Allendale Green Metallic

95-110 French White

49-11

260-55261 Gala Green Metalli-Chrome

Gala Green Metallic

95-110 French White

49-12

202-55104-M Royal Maroon Metallic

Royal Maroon Metallic

165-021 Silver

**49-13

202-55346 Cirrus Green Metallic

Cirrus Green Metallic

95-110 French White

* Convertible models only. ** Convertible models and Station Wagons only, Optional wheel color on all combinations except 49-12 is Dante Red. 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
1949 Buick Colors
"Dulux" matches were developed for the following "Duco" colors:
DUCO® Code

DULUX® Code

Color

Comb. No.

202-36313

181-22341

Calvert Blue Metallic

49-15, 49-22 (L)

202-36721

181-10207

Allendale Green Metallic

49-10, 49-27 (L), 49-28 (L)

202-39111

181-10208

Nickel Gray Metallic

49-17, 49-29 (L)

202-39286

181-22354

Regency Blue Metallic

49-09, 49-24 (L)

246-50145

93-50145

Old Ivory

49-14

246-51252

93-3390

Verde Green

49-04, 49-26 (L)

246-52881

93-52881

Sequoia Cream

*49-07

246-5 50^6

93-55066

Cumulus Gray

49-08

202-55104-M

No Match

Royal Maroon Metallic

49-12, 49-28 (L)

260-55245-K

181-24338-K

Sunmist Gray Metallic

49-03, 49-25 (L)

260-55254-K

181-24448-K

Bahama Blue

49-02

260-55261-K

181-24446-H

Gala Green

49-H

202-55317

181-24447

Elan Blue Metallic

49-05

202-55346

181-22419

Cirrus Green Metallic

**49-13, 49-20 (L)

202-55398-G

181-24313

Mariner Blue Metallic

49-16

202-55454

181-24309

Sand Gray Metallic

49-20 (U), 49-21 (U), 49-22 (U), 49-23 (U), 49-24 (U), 49-25 (U), 49-2 6(U), 49-27 (U), 49-2 8(U), 49-29 (U)

202-55457 No Match Mariner Blue Metallic 49-16, 49-21 (L)
*Convertible models only. **Convertible models and station wagons.
Also see:
44 Popular Colors from the 1940s
CHEVROLET EXTERIOR COLORS
SWATCH
COLOR
CODE
YEARS
Duco®
Dulux®
Chevrolet Grecian Cray
Grecian Cray
Comb. 388
Lower Body Comb. 394
1949
246-7869
93-3194
Chevrolet Vista Gray Metallic
Vista Gray Metallic
Comb. 389
Upper Body Comb. 394
1949
202-36307
181-10264
Chevrolet Liveoak Green Metallic
Liveoak Green Metallic
Comb. 390
Comb. 396
Upper Body Comb. 393
1949
202-36777
181-10197
Chevrolet Monaco Blue Metallic
Monaco Blue Metallic
Comb. 387
1949
202-39277
181-10194
Chevrolet Oxford Maroon Metallic
Oxford Maroon Metallic
Comb. 386
Comb. 397
1949
202-39638-M
No Match
Chevrolet Satin Green
Satin Green
Comb. 391
Lower Body Comb. 393
1949
246-39814
93-39814
Chevrolet Texas Ivory
Texas Ivory
Comb. 395
1949
246-52626
93-2938
Chevrolet
Ice Green Metallic
Comb. 392
1949
260-55255
181-24124
1949 Chevrolet Color Combinations
Combination Number

DUCO® Body and Fender Color

DULUX® Wheel Color

DULUX® Wheel Stripe Color

385

246-2048 Mayland Black

93-005 Mayland Black

165-021 Argent Silver

386, 397

202-39638-M Oxford Maroon Metallic

No Match Oxford Maroon Metallic

165-021 Argent Silver

387

202-39277 Monaco Blue Metallic

181-10194 Monaco Blue Metallic

165-021 Argent Silver

388

246-7869 Grecian Gray

93-3194 Grecian Gray

95-004 Black

389

202-36307 Vista Gray Metallic

181-10264 Vista Gray Metallic

165-021 Argent Silver

390, 396

202-36777 Liveoak Green Metallic

181-10197 Liveoak Green Metallic

165-021 Argent Silver

391

246-39814 Satin Green

93-39814 Satin Green

95-110 French White

392

260-55255 Ice Green Metalli-Chrome

181-24124 Ice Green Metallic

165-021 Argent Silver

Upper
393
Lower

202-36777 Liveoak Green Metallic

181-10197 Liveoak Green Metallic

165-021 Argent Silver

246-39814 Satin Green

Upper
394
Lower

202-36307 Vista Gray Metallic

181-10264 Vista Gray Metallic

165-021 Argent Silver

246-7869 Grecian Gray

395 (Conv. Only)

246-52626 Texas Ivory

93-2938 Texas Ivory

95-004 Black

NOTE: Combinations 396 and 397 are for Station Wagons. Combinations 385, 386, 388 and 391 are for Convertibles as well as hard-top jobs. 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

1949 Chevrolet Interior Color Combinations

Fisher Body , Code Number

DUCO ®

Model

Usage

W-808

260-55265 Dark Tan Metalli-Chrome

Fleetline Series

lower instrument panel, comp't. door, etc.

Styline Series

used throughout

W-809

260-55257 Med. Tan Metalli-Chrome

Fleetline Series

upper instrument panel, moldings, etc.

W-829

246-39859 Gray

Sedan Delivery

inside panels, moldings, etc.

W-835

246-55313 Dark Brown

Sedan Delivery

floor of rear compartment

246-70811 Gray

Truck

gear shift lever and steering column

OLDSMOBILE EXTERIOR COLORS
SWATCH
COLOR
CODE
YEARS
Duco®
Oldsmobile Nankeen Cream
Oldsmobile Nankeen Cream
Comb. 43C
1949
246-5265
Oldsmobile Sea Foam Green Metallic
Oldsmobile Sea Foam Green Metallic
Comb. 49C
Lower Body Comb. 49B
1949
202-31680-G
Oldsmobile Ivy Green Metallic
Oldsmobile Ivy Green Metallic
Comb. 49
Upper Body Comb 49B
1949
202-34851-G
Oldsmobile Serge Blue Metallic
Oldsmobile Serge Blue Metallic
Comb. 45
Upper Body Comb. 44A
1949
202-39258
Oldsmobile Almond Green
Oldsmobile Almond Green
Comb. 41C
1949
246-39805
Oldsmobile Crest Blue
Oldsmobile Crest Blue
Comb. 44
Lower Body Comb. 44A
1949
246-39843
Oldsmobile Tawnee Bluff
Oldsmobile Tawnee Bluff
Comb. 43
Lower Body Comb. 43A
1949
246-39865
Oldsmobile Praline Brown Metallic
Oldsmobile Praline Brown Metallic
Comb. 46
Upper Body Comb. 43A
1949
202-51572
Oldsmobile Chariot Red
Oldsmobile Chariot Red
Comb. 42C
1949
246-54869-M
Oldsmobile Garnet Maroon Metallic
Oldsmobile Garnet Maroon Metallic
Comb. 42
1949
202-55104-M
Oldsmobile Silver Gray
Oldsmobile Silver Gray
Comb. 47
Lower Body Comb. 47A
1949
246-55277
Oldsmobile Metal Gray Metallic
Oldsmobile Metal Gray Metallic
Comb 48
Upper Body Comb. 47A
1949
202-55324
1949 Oldsmobile Color Combinations
Comb. No.

DUCO® Body and Fender Color

Wheel Color

40

246-2048 Black

Red

41C

246-39805 Almond Green

Nankeen Cream

42

202-55104-M Garnet Maroon Metallic

Black

42C

246-54869-M Chariot Red

Chariot Red

43

246-39865 Tawnee Buff

Tawnee Buff

43C

246-5265 Nankeen Cream

Nankeen Cream

44

246-39843 Crest Blue

Crest Blue

45

202-39258 Serge Blue Metallic

Crest Blue

46

202-51572 Praline Brown Metallic

Tawnee Buff

47

246-55277 Silver Gray

Red

48

202-55324 Metal Gray Metallic

Red

49

202-34851-G Ivy Green Metallic

Nankeen Cream

49C

202-31680-G Sea Foam Green Metallic

Nankeen Cream

Upper
43A
Lower

202-51572 Praline Brown Metallic

Tawnee Buff

246-39865 Tawnee Buff

Upper
44A
Lower

202-39258 Serge Blue Metallic

Crest Blue

246-39843 Crest Blue

Upper
47A
Lower

202-55324 Metal Gray Metallic

Red

246-55277 Silver Gray

Upper
49B
Lower

202-34851-G Ivy Green Metallic

Nankeen Cream

202-31680-G Sea Foam Green 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
1949 Oldsmobile Interior Colors

DUCO ®

Color

246-5942

Riverhead Green

246-50789-G

Stone Green

246-6936

Dark Chamois

246-50921

Tan

202-36626

Cameron Blue Metallic

202-54678 Pearl Beige Metallic
202-39111 Pearl Gray Metallic
246-54869-M Chariot Red
246-50632 Blue
PONTIAC EXTERIOR COLORS
SWATCH
COLOR
CODE
YEARS
Duco®
Pontiac Nankeen Cream
Pontiac Nankeen Cream
Comb. 4905
1949
246-5265
Pontiac Blue Lake Blue Metallic
Pontiac Blue Lake Blue Metallic
Comb. 4908
Lower Body Comb. 4918
Upper Body Comb. 4919
1949
202-36628
Pontiac Sheffield Gray Metallic
Pontiac Sheffield Gray Metallic
Comb. 4904
Upper Body Comb. 4914
1949
202-399098
Pontiac Mayan Gold Metalli-Chrome
Pontiac Mayan Gold Metalli-Chrome
Comb. 4911
1949
260-39513
Pontiac Sage Green
Pontiac Sage Green
Comb. 4907
Lower Body Comb. 4917
1949
246-39816
Pontiac Coventry Gray
Pontiac Coventry Gray
Comb. 4909
Lower Body Comb. 4914
Upper Body Comb. 4918
Lower Body Comb. 4919
1949
246-39852
Pontiac Rio Red
Pontiac Rio Red
Comb. 4906
1949
246-39896-M
Pontiac Parma Wine Metallic
Pontiac Parma Wine Metallic
Comb. 4903
1949
202-55104-M
Pontiac Starlight Blue Metallic
Pontiac Starlight Blue Metallic
Comb. 4901
1949
202-55284
Pontiac Green Metalli-Chrome
Pontiac Green Metalli-Chrome
Comb. 4910
Upper Body Comb. 4917
1949
260-55334
1949 Pontiac Color Combinations
Combination Number

DUCO® Body and Fender Color

Wheel Color

4900

246-2048 Black

Carteret Red

4901

202-55284 Starlight Blue Metallic

Carteret Red

4903

.202-55104-M Parma Wine Metallic

Black

4904

202-39098 Sheffield Gray Metallic

Carteret Red

*4905

246-5265 Nankeen Cream

Black

*4906

246-39896-M Rio Red

Black

4907

246-39816 Sage Green

Sage Green

4908

202-36628 Blue Lake Blue Metallic

Black

4909

246-39852 Coventry Gray

Black

4910

260-55334 Wellington Green Metalli-Chrome

Wellington Green Metallic

4911

260-39513 Mayan Gold Metalli-Chrome

Mayan Gold Metallic

Upper
4914
Lower

202-39098 Sheffield Gray Metallic

Carteret Red

246-39852 Coventry Gray

Upper
4917
Lower

260-55334 Wellington Green Metalli-Chrome

Wellington Green Metallic

246-39816 Sage Green

Upper
4918
Lower

246-39852 Coventry Gray

Black

202-36628 Blue Lake Blue Metallic

Upper
4919
Lower

202-36628
Blue Lake Blue Metallic

Black

246-39852 , Coventry Gray

*These Combinations for Convertibles.
Combination numbers on Pontiacs are stamped on a plate which is mounted on the right side of the dash, under the hood.
1949 Pontiac Interior Colors
Duco® Code

Color

202-36253

Sherwood Gray Metallic

202-54678

Pearl Beige Metallic

202-39111

Nickel Gray Metallic

246-55313

Dark Brown

246-39859

Gray

246-55353-M

Orlando Maroon

246-39871

Gray Tan

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