Reply To: 1949 Mercury Paint & Trim Codes
Virgil & Sue Klein
The first serial number for the 9CM was 101 so this is indeed a late in the year car. Mercury did not include any info on engine or trans or rear end on the data plate until the later 50s. They only offered one engine size (with some horsepower differences based on exhaust and carburation) and either an automatic or manual trans (3 speed only) until 1957. I was able to find the paint code which is a color called dakota grey. The Dittzler PPG matching code is 30478. The paint chip on line looks like a very light tan to my eye and not a grey but I am certainly no artist and have no eye for color. No luck at all with the trim code but I will keep looking.