Someone know how to tell my car color by VIN?

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    Someone know how to tell my car color by VIN?

    I'm trying to figure out if my 01 STS is "Mulberry" or "Crimson". I know it was a very strong red when we got it, but it has faded since then, so I'm not sure which color it is.

    I don't know whether its safe to post the VIN online. Can someone clear that up for me, cause I really want to know what color my car is, as funny as that seems.

    I've found VIN decoders online that tell me the make and model, but not the specific color of the car.
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    Re: Someone know how to tell my car color by VIN?

    Quote Originally Posted by OzoneGTX
    I'm trying to figure out if my 01 STS is "Mulberry" or "Crimson". I know it was a very strong red when we got it, but it has faded since then, so I'm not sure which color it is.

    I don't know whether its safe to post the VIN online. Can someone clear that up for me, cause I really want to know what color my car is, as funny as that seems.

    I've found VIN decoders online that tell me the make and model, but not the specific color of the car.
    VINs don't carry color info.

    Check the door tag, it should give you more info including color (IIRC).

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    Re: Someone know how to tell my car color by VIN?

    You can also take a trip to the dealer with the vin #. I know at BMW and mini they can look up everything about your vehicle from colors to the packages your vehicle was ordered with.

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    Re: Someone know how to tell my car color by VIN?

    Quote Originally Posted by chaseabryant
    You can also take a trip to the dealer with the vin #. I know at BMW and mini they can look up everything about your vehicle from colors to the packages your vehicle was ordered with.

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    they can do it at gm too. i got mine from one. i know in the silverados the rpo codes are in the glove box. its a sticker thats on the glove box door
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    Re: Someone know how to tell my car color by VIN?

    Post or private message me the last 8 of the VIN and I can tell ya.

    EDIT- Or I'll at least try that is.
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    Re: Someone know how to tell my car color by VIN?

    The last 8 digits are 1U205660.

    And here's an extremely embarassing and sad pic of the car. It's the only good one I have. And yes, that's what I do. Don't mind the convex nature of the photo. The camera lens makes it look that way.

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    Re: Someone know how to tell my car color by VIN?

    Ozone- what are you going to do for us if we get it for ya? I think some Pizza Hut coupons are in order for our service!

    From what i can tell from the pic I believe Cadillac called it Menstrual Red. Ask the dealer if that is correct.

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    Re: Someone know how to tell my car color by VIN?

    They should have the color code somewhere either on the door, or in the glove compartment. Then you can just go online and match the color code, or any paint shop should be able to tell you what color it is.

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    Re: Someone know how to tell my car color by VIN?

    Your car is Crimson Pearl. It was built on 12/22/2000 and delivered by Brogan Cadillac in Totowa, NJ.

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    Re: Someone know how to tell my car color by VIN?

    Quote Originally Posted by MelvinJ
    Your car is Crimson Pearl. It was built on 12/22/2000 and delivered by Brogan Cadillac in Totowa, NJ.
    Ya, what he said.

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    For service/parts it's called "Red Tint Coat", GM#86....Fisher WA#379E

    Quote Originally Posted by likearock00

    From what i can tell from the pic I believe Cadillac called it Menstrual Red. Ask the dealer if that is correct.

    Don't insult the guy's car! That's against the tech forum rules!!!
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    Re: Someone know how to tell my car color by VIN?

    Quote Originally Posted by chaseabryant
    You can also take a trip to the dealer with the vin #. I know at BMW and mini they can look up everything about your vehicle from colors to the packages your vehicle was ordered with.

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    BMW's, Mini's and Land Rovers all state the exact color (color name, not just a code) of hte vehicle under the hood somewhere. Could be either on the fender housing or on the underside of the actually hood. Its usually just some sticker thats pasted somewhere easily seen. for them at least you wont have to go to the dealer to have them check out what the color code is, cuz it says so right under the hood somewhere.

    I dunno of any other manufacturers that do this.
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    Re: Someone know how to tell my car color by VIN?

    Yeah.. no.

    But yes, I can vouch that the exact colour (albeit in german, at least on the Z4) is on a plate under the hood of a BMW.

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    Re: Someone know how to tell my car color by VIN?

    Quote Originally Posted by GMCSonoma
    For service/parts it's called "Red Tint Coat", GM#86....Fisher WA#379E




    Don't insult the guy's car! That's against the tech forum rules!!!
    Oh, come on GMC! I wanted to see if the guy would actually go to a dealer and ask them that. You know you'd get a chuckle if somebody came in and asked you that!


    Personally I think the Caddy is sweet. I loved that model!

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    Re: Someone know how to tell my car color by VIN?

    Quote Originally Posted by likearock00
    Ozone- what are you going to do for us if we get it for ya? I think some Pizza Hut coupons are in order for our service!

    From what i can tell from the pic I believe Cadillac called it Menstrual Red. Ask the dealer if that is correct.
    HAHAHAHAHAHA good one.

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