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I know pajettrot (code 587) is translated as wine red (cabernet),
but is pajett a kind of wine or what?

Or is it a word Daimler made up? That would be out of line as all the other color names make sense.

I have conflicting info on what years pajettrot was available... anyone have info on this?
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I can't answer your question but I sure do like that color. It's very rarely seen, at least on the early 124s. A pajettrot sedan is shown in the 1988 E-class brochure and it's a beauty. Black leather interior IIRC.
Coincidentally, I saw a new C Class in that color (or one close to it) this morning and it reminded me how much I like the color.
When I was in Phoenix in early March I found a Craigslist ad for a very nice early 124 sedan in pajettrot. Looked like a super nice car with a price tag of just over $4k. I couldn't decided whether I should torture myself by going to see it and the next morning when I decided that I should the ad was gone. The seller didn't say what year it was and he didn't seem to know much about 124s based on the fact that he thought it was a gray market car becasue it had headlamp wipers (on what he thought were Euro headlamps). Shoulda called. But if I had there's probably be another 124 in the stable.
 

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Even Googling 'pajett' within german language pages only gives Mercedes related results.

If it was a type of wine, for example, one would get all kinds of wine related pages, but no.

A very rare word for a rare color. There must be some logic in the naming process at Daimler though?
 

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I know pajettrot (code 587) is translated as wine red (cabernet),
but is pajett a kind of wine or what?

Or is it a word Daimler made up? That would be out of line as all the other color names make sense.

I have conflicting info on what years pajettrot was available... anyone have info on this?
Thanks
It was a metallic color with code# 587 "cabernet red" name in North America.
"Rot" is German for "red" and "pajett" was just a name.
Pajettrot or pajett red metallic was the name assigned to code 587 used from 1984-1991 in other then North America.
 

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hah. maybe someone in Stuttgart admired this Italian communist:
Giancarlo Pajetta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
honestly, though, I have no idea. someone somewhere must.
With 200,000 people attending his funeral, a color named after him is plausible. And it was the 80's. Maybe we will get AlGoreGreen colored cars from Daimler shortly.

I would love to hear a solution to this mystery, paging all Mercedes historians, do we have one on board?
 

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We have a 91 230E in Pajett Red. Pretty nice and rare colour indeed!
A great colour indeed, and so unusually named.

Daimler in ALL other instances gives names with meaning like Sahara Yellow, Horizon Blue, Cement Grey etc. but WHY would this be the one exception?

Or is Pajett a twist on Paget? The reddish sun on ancient Egyptian helmets of the gods between the horns?? Are there no connections here to the Daimler naming deparment, so we could ask?
 
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