Refresh my memory - German open-topped vehicle interior colors

I seem to remember reading somewhere that German open top vehicles (in this case Sd Kfz 251s) , the fighting compartment was painted the same as the exterior and driver’s area was elfenbein. Later the whole interior was the exterior color (by this time dunkelgelb. 'Course now I can’t find the reference. :face_with_symbols_over_mouth: Yes? No? Maybe? And, if so, what time frame?

As far as I know, only 251 Ausf. A got the driver area in elfenbein.

All that had Dunkelgelb exterior got it inside as well

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Dunkelgelb came in Feb 43. Ausf Cs were made in 42. Ausf D started production in 43 but not sure when (Maybe varied by maker?) Wouldnt the Cs be elfenbein too.
Least the ones made afore the paint switch

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As said, As far as I know, only 251 Ausf. A got the driver area in elfenbein.

Period photos show the interior matching the exterior colors

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First one is interesting … post war on it’s way to the US? Says captured and the fitting on the right looks rather ship like. Looks like an Ausf C. Was there an overlap between C and D prodution? Or, if an early vehicle was repainted would the drivers area have been repainted too. Looks like Last one, from the uniforms, looks early on but the paint job doesnt look like dunkelgrau.