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The paint colour code identifies the original paint color of the body. The code is found on the vehicle identification plate usually located under the bonnet. The same colour code was used on different Volvo models. For example the dark blue code 96 was used on the Volvo 120 and 140 Series. Of course both are exactly the same colour. Also note that particular colour codes may have more than one colour name for marketing purposes.

Some cars will have -1, -2 or -3 in the paint code, such as 100-1. The -1, -2, -3 refer to a different shade of the colour. -1 being a lighter shade and -3 being a darker shade.

Volvo originally used a 140° Enamel paint, mostly Glasurit or Herberts.

For the repair-market there was an 80° Enamel air-drying paint available.

Volvo's paint codes were changed from December 1988. Both solvent and water based paints are now used on cars. In order to easily identity extra digits have been introduced which indicate if the paint is solvent or water based or has another quality

Exmple: 850 has the paint code 189-21. The first three digits (189 in this case) is for Volvo's colour code 189 Polar White

The fourth digit stands for:
1 = BASF (Glasurit)
2 = Herberts (STANDOX)
3 = Beckers
4 = IDAC/Dupont
5 = Sikkens
6, 7, and 9 = not used
8 = IVI

The fifth digit stands for:
1 = solvent based
2 = water based Metallic/Pearl + Varnish
3 = water based Solid + Varnish
4 = solvent based Solid + Varnish
5 = solvent based Pearl shine + Varnish*
6 = water based Solid/Metallic/Pearl + 2 component Varnish
7 = water based Solid/Metallic/Pearl + powder Varnish
8, 9 = not used

*Because of the transparent pearl coat this concept includes a solid colour which is applied under the pearl coat


Code Colour Models Used On
19 Black - (Same as 019?) PV444/544
Amazon 1962-67
1800S 1964, 1967–1969
1800E 1970–1972
1800ES 1972
20 Pearl grey ---
21 Metallic red/Wine red ---
31 Midnight blue ---
33 Riviera blue ---
42 California white/Cascade White/Ivory Amazon 1962
1800S 1969
1800E 1970–1972
1800ES 1972–1973
140
43 Red + Grey beige ---
44 Grey beige ---
45 Midnight blue + Grey beige ---
46 Red Amazon 1962-70
1800S 1963–1969
1800E 1970–1972
1800ES 1972–1973
140
PV544
48 Golden beige ---
49 Black + Grey beige ---
50 Grey beige + Black ---
51 Grey beige + Red ---
54 Grey beige + Midnight blue ---
56 Olive green ---
61 Green/Serpenta ---
62 Taxi yellow ---
63 Signal yellow/Kinaro ---
64 Hayanna brown ---
65 Grey beige Amazon 1962
66 White/Ivory ---
67 Slate blue Amazon 1962 PV544
68 Olive green ---
69 White P1800 1961–196
70 Red P1800 1961–1962
71 Dark gray P1800 1961–1962
72 Fawn/Fawn brown Amazon 1962 PV544
73 Mist green Amazon 1962 PV544
74 Orange ---
79 Pearl white Amazon 1963-70
1800S 1963–1968
80 Graphite gray Amazon 1963-66
1800S 1963–1966
84 Desert sand/Golden yellow Amazon 1963-65
85 Blue-green Amazon 1964
89 Light blue/Horizon blue Amazon 1965-66
1800S 1965–1966
90 Dark blue Amazon 1965-66
91 Light green Amazon 1966-67
1800S 1966–1968
94 Dark green Amazon 1967-70
1800S 1967–1969
1800E 1970–1971
95 Light blue Amazon 1967-68
95-1 Light blue 1800S 1967–1968
Note also:
95-2, 95-1 Blue Tint
95-2 Grren Tint
96 Pacific blue Amazon 1967-70 140
97 Yellow Amazon 1968-69 1800 1969
98 Grey/Pearl gray Amazon 1969-70
1800S 1968–1969
1800E 1970
99 Medium blue 1800S 1969
1800E 1970
019 Black Stone Most models
096 Dark Blue 240 760
100 Yellow/Safari yellow 1800S 1969
1800E 1970–1971
101 Grey ---
102 Blue metallic/Steel blue metallic Amazon 123GT 1967
1800S 1969
1800E 1970–1971
103 Burgundy/Maroon/Wine red ---
104 Turquoise/Blue metallic 1800E 1971
105-1
105-2
Gold Metallic 1800E 1971–1972
1800ES 1972–1973
140
107 Sun yellow 1800E 1972
1800ES 1972–1973
140
108 Sapphire blue 1800ES 1973
140
109 Ocean blue/Ocean green 1800E 1972
1800ES 1972
140
110 Cypress green 1800E 1972
1800ES 1972–1973
140
111-1
111-2
111-3
Alpine blue metallic/Light blue metallic 1800E 1972
1800ES 1972–1973
140
112 Taxi-rail 1016 ---
113-1 Orange 1800ES 1973
140
113-2 Orange 140
114 Dark blue 140
115-1 Sea green 1800ES 1973
140
116-1 Yellow 140
117-1 Caribbean red/Dark red 140
118 Light green ---
119 Sahara beige/Beige metallic ---
120 Andes copper metallic/orange metallic ---
121 Aleutian blue/Medium blue ---
122 Mojave beige/Beige ---
123 Shenandoah green/Medium green ---
124 Volvo blue ---
125 Cimarron brown/Red brown/Brown ---
126 Champlain blue metallic/Dark blue metallic ---
127 Tahoe green metallic/Light green metallic ---
128 Carlsbad yellow/Mid yellow/Medium yellow ---
129 Cherokee red/Red ---
130 Silver metallic 240 260 740 760 940 960 850
132 Marine blue/Dark blue ---
133 Dark green ---
134 Glacier blue metallic 760
135 Coronado gold metallic ---
136 Kingsmire green metallic ---
137 Artesia beige/Mist gray ---
138 Castlewood brown/dark brown ---
139 Scotia blue/Mist blue/Light blue 345 240 260
140 Lexington green/Mist green ---
141 Richelieu red/Wine red 240 260
142 Vernon green/Deep green 240
143 Dark orange ---
144 Woodside tan metallic/Brown metallic ---
145 Light wheat ---
146 Cameo brown/Beige brown ---
147 Cypress green metallic/Light green metallic ---
148 Seneca red metallic/Wine red metallic ---
150 Green ---
151 Onyx Metallic/Brown metallic/Black metallic 760 240
152 Light yellow 240
153 Red brown burgundy ---
154 Inferno red ---
155 Signal red 340 940
156 Signal Green/Racing green ---
159 Light Green ---
166 White ---
168 Blue metallic ---
169 Green metallic ---
170 Lorna gold metallic ---
171 Orange rally ---
172 Beige/Rose beige 760 240
173 Red 240 260 760
175 Redwood metallic 240 260 760
177 Graphite metallic 240 260 760 960
178 Green metallic/Silver green metallic 240 260 760
182 Medium dark green ---
183 Blue grey metallic 360 340
184 Silver grey metallic 360 340 345 480
186 Dark red metallic 360 340
187 Anthracite metallic 360 340
189 White / Polar White 240 260 740 760 960 850 C70 S80 S60 S70 V70 XC70 XC90 S/V90
190 Yellow 240 760
192 Light blue 240 260
194 Blue metallic 240
195 Blue gray 340 345
196 Beige ---
197 Black metallic 760
198 Wine red 340 345
199 White 340 345 360 480
200 Blue metallic 240 260 760
201 Beige/Dark beige 240 260
202 Dark brown 240 260
204 Dark blue 240 260
205 Brown metallic 760 240 260
206 Dark beige 340
207 Dark blue 340
208 Dark green / Onyx metallic 360 340 345
209 Light beige metallic 360 340
210 Blue metallic ---
211 Red/Deep red/Bordeaux red 240 260 760
212 Grey 240 260
213 Mid blue 240 260 760
214 Dark grey metallic 240 740 760 850 940 960
215 Blue 240 260 760
216 Beige 345
217 Red 345 360 340 480
218 Arctic blue metallic 360 345 480
219 Ocean blue metallic/Blue gray metallic 360 340 480
220 Gold metallic 360 345
221 Red metallic 360 345 340
222 Dark green ---
226 Light green 340
227 Slate blue 340 360
228 Dark gray 340 360
229 Dark red ---
230 Dark blue ---
231 Bright red 340 360 480
232 Scarab/Petrol blue 340 360
233 Tico blue ---
234 Super white 480
235 Red 480
237 Indigo Blue S40 V40
238 Wine red S40 V40
239 White satin S40 V40
240 Forest Green S40 V40
241 Flame red S40 V40
243 Dark Blue S40 V40
245 Light Blue ---
246 Turquoise ---
247 Mauve ---
248 Panama Yellow ---
249 White S40 V40
250 Red S40 V40
302 Light green metallic 340 360
303 Pearl silver metallic ---
304 Graphite gray metallic 360 340 480
305 Black metallic 360 340 480
306 Smoke silver metallic 360 340 480
307 Light blue metallic ---
308 Beige metallic 340 360
309 Aubergine metallic ---
310 Beige Metallic ---
311 Lavender metallic 480
312 Peppermint metallic 340 360
313 Champagne gold metallic 340 360
314 Peacock green metallic 480
315 Hortensia metallic ---
316 Taupe brown mica ---
317 Piu blue metallic ---
318 Paris blue metallic 480
319 Steel gray metallic 440 460 S40 V40 480
320 Ocean Blue ---
321 Dark green metallic 480
322 Red / Burgundy pearl metallic S40 V40 480
323 Storm grey metallic 440/460ES from Jan 1996 480
324 Silver Dawn metallic S40 V40
325 Pacific Blue metallic S40 V40
326 Olive Green metallic S40 V40 440/460ES
327 Violet metallic S40 V40 440/460ES from Jan 1996
328 Blue Pearl ---
329 Pure Silver metallic S40 V40
330 Brown Metallic ---
332 Black metallic S40 V40
335 Bright Green metallic ---
336 Tropical Lime ---
338 Autumn Gold ---
339 Red Pearl S40, V40
343 Atlantic Blue metallic S40 V40
344 Linear Pearl ---
345 Sydney Bay Pearl ---
346 Black Sapphire metallic S40 V40
347 Titanium Gery metallic S40 V40
348 Bamboo Green metallic S40 V40
350 Peacock green metallic + Smoke silver metallic 480
351 Maya Gold metallic S40 V40
352 Silver Green metallic S40 V40
353 Cherry Red metallic S40 V40
354 Virtual Blue metallic S40 V40
357 Terra Grey Pearl ---
400 Beige metallic/Gold metallic 240 740 760 960
401 Light brown ---
402 Blue green metallic 240 760
403 Silver green metallic 240 760
404 Light blue metallic 240 760
405 Silver metallic S90 V90
406 Dark blue 240 740 760 960 850
407 Blue pearl ---
408 Red pearl ---
409 Wine red 240 740 760 960
410 Light blue metallic 240 760
411 Light taupe/Beige/Gold metallic 850 960
412 Verdigris / Tropic Green metallic 240 740 940 960 850 S70 S80 S90 V70 V90
414 Ruby red 960 850
415 Fjord blue 850
416 Light teal / Onyx Green metallic 850 960
417 Pacific /Nautic / Dark blue pearl 960 940 850 C70 S60 S70 S80 S90 V70 V90 XC70 XC90
418 Pearl red/Regent red metallic 850 S90 V90
419 Pewster silver / Silver sand metallic 850 S90 V90
420 Amethyst /Aubergine pearl metallic 850
421 Emerald green metallic / Dark Olive pearl 850 V70 S70 C70 S80 S90 V90
422 Turquoise pearl 850 V70 S70 C70
423 Autumn Gold Pearl metallic 850
424 Polar White Pearl Topcoat ---
425 Champagne metallic 850 C70
426 Mystic silver metallic 850 C30 C70 S40 S80 S60 S70 S90 V70 V90 XC70 XC90 V50 V60 XC60
427 Graphite gray metallic 850 C70 S60 S70 S80 S90 V70 V90
428 Coral Red metallic 850 S70 C70 S70 S80 S90 V70 V90
429 Black Pearl ---
430 Sandstone Pearl ---
431 Aqua blue metallic 850 S70 S90 V70 V90
433 Blackberry metallic S90 V90
434 Frost Green ---
435 Saffron metallic / pearl V70 S70 C70
436 Cassis metallic C70 S80
437 Sandstone metallic V70 S70 C70
440 Limestone pearl C70
441 Cosmic Blue Pearl ---
442 Java pearl S80
442M Java Metallic Matte Finish C30
443 Moondust metallic C70 S80 V70 S80 S70
444 Polarctic pearl S80 S60 V70 XC70
445 Venetian Red pearl V70 S60
446 Ash Gold pearl C70 S80 S60 V70 XC70 XC90
447 Scarab Green pearl C70 S80 S60 V70 XC70 XC90
449 Mistral Green metallic S80 S60 V70 XC70 V50
450 Cosmos Blue metallic S80 S60 V70
451 Maya Yellow pearl C70 S60
452 Black Sapphire metallic C30 C70 S40 S80 S60 V70 XC70 XC90 V50 V60 XC60
452M Black Sapphire Metallic Matte Finish C30
453 White Pearl ---
454 Ruby Red pearl C70 S80 S60 V70 XC70 XC90 V50
455 Titanium Grey Metallic C30 C70 S40 S80 S60 V70 V50
455M Titanium Grey Metallic Matte Finish C30
456 Crystal Green pearl XC90
457 Flash Green ---
458 Ocean Blue V70 XC Oceanrace Limited Edition
459 Dawn Blue peral V50
461 Sky Blue C70
462 Flint Grey metallic V50
463 Blackcurrant Pearl V50
463M Blackberry Metallic Matte Finish C30
464 Safari Green Pearl ---
465 Cedar Green ---
466 Barents Blue C30 S40 V50 XC60
467 Magic Blue S80 V70 XC90
468 Lava Sand ---
469 Lunar Gold ---
470 Sonic Blue ---
471 Willow Green ---
472 Oyster Grey Metallic S80 V70 XC70
474 Celestial Blue Metallic C70
477 Electric Silver Metallic C30 C70 S40 S60 S80 V50 V60 V70 XC60
481 Cosmic White C30 S40 S60 V50 V60 XC60
484 Seashell Metallic S60 V60 V70 XC60 XC70
487 Ember Black Metallic C70 S60 S80 V60 XC90
490 Chameleon Blue Metallic C30 S40 V50 V60
492 Savile Grey Metallic S60 S80 V60 V70 XC60 XC90
493 Caper Green Metallic S80 V70 XC70
494 Terra Bronze Metallic XC60
494M Terra Bronze Matte Finish C30
495 Lime Grass Green Metallic C30
498 Caspian Blue Metallic C30 C70 S60 S80 V60 V70 XC70 XC90
526 Light yellow/Kinaro ---
527 Green ---
528 Light blue ---
589 Wine Redl ---
600 White 760
601 Classic / Signal Red 240 740 760 960 850 V70 S70 C70 S60
602 Wine red 240 760
603 Ivory 240 760
604 Midnight blue 240 740 760 940 960 850 S60 S70 S80 S90 V70 V90
605 Atlantic blue 240 740 760 940
606 Classic green 850
607 Cream Yellow 850 T5-R
608 Dark Lilac ---
609 Bright Red 850
612 Passion Red C30 C70 S40 S60 V70 V50 V60 V70 XC60 XC90
613 Deep Blue V50
614 Ice White C30 C70 S40 S60 S80 V50 V60 V70 XC60 XC70 XC90
616 Dark Lilac V50
618 Hello Yellow C30
619 Rebel Blue S60
700 Twilight Bronze Metallic C70 XC70 XC90
701 Orange Flame C30 S40 V50
702 Flamenco Red Metallic C30 C70 S60 V50 V60 XC70 XC90
703 Electrum Gold Metallic S60 V60
704 Vibrant Copper Metallic S60 V60
705 Biarritz Blue Metallic S80 V70
706 Ocean Blue II Metallic V60 V70 XC60 XC70
711 Bright Silver Metallic S60
717 Onyx Black Metallic S60
930 --- 850
931 --- 850
932 --- 850

Volvo Wheel Paint Codes

Silver 930
Dark Silver 931
Anthracite 932
Champagne 933
White Silver 935
Bright Silver 936


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