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Can you tell the color by the VIN number?

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I carfaxed a car, no colors listed on carfax.
The owner doesnt know the color.
Its blue but dont know which blue.
Its a 2001 525 wagon, looks like LeMans Blue. How can I tell?
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Actually the name of the color should be in the engine compartment.
 

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Mrs_Struth said:
Shouldn't the paint code be marked on the door? How hard would it be for the current owner to check there?
Might be a good place to start.
Here are the paint codes
  • Alpine White III (300)
  • Imola Red (405)
  • Jet Black (668)
  • Titanium Silver metallic (354)
  • Avus Blue metallic (276)
  • Le Mans Blue metallic (381)
  • Anthracite metallic (397)
  • Sterling Grey metallic (472)
  • Silverstone metallic (425)
  • Blue Water metallic (896)
  • Royal Red metallic (390)
  • Chiaretto Red metallic (894)
  • Oxford Green metallic (324)
  • Carbon Black metallic (416)
 
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