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First Model S to get a custom color after delivery?!

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by gg_got_a_tesla, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    #1 gg_got_a_tesla, Nov 8, 2012
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    First Model S to get a custom color in General Production!

    Quoting from an off-topic thread that may not be getting enough eyeballs - is TMC member Laurent the first one to get a custom color after taking delivery from Tesla?

     
  2. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    If so, I'd like more info. Before tesla allowed me to change to white, I'd been lining up shops to repaint. Curious what the process was like
     
  3. Petrokalis

    Petrokalis S P2420 / X S207

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    I heard from someone who works at the same company as Laurent that he sold his Sig Red.
     
  4. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Well, since there's no blue in production, he'd still have had to get a new one painted... Unless he plans on buying a blue one when production starts on Ps? Even then, its a different hue of blue...
     
  5. Laurent

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    Nope. I did not have the Sig Red repainted. This is simply a mockup of another car I have on order with a custom color. I'll post pictures when I get it some time next month. Here's that color on another car:

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  6. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Nice, there's going to be another unicorn a la ggr's BGC and roblab's Hershey Bar!

    Thanks, Laurent; looking forward to pics when you get it.
     
  7. ElSupreme

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    Ok, so I want more information. You have another Model S on order? that will arrive in a month or so? and it will be custom painted?

    I really like the look. I almost bought an A3 that was a very similar color.

    EDIT: I think that is awesome!
     
  8. vfx

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    I have no doubt there are custom colored Model S' out there already. Collectors would buy the Roadster and just have it delivered directly to their paint shop. One I know of shipped in primer and was painted Lambo pearl yellow.
     
  9. Laurent

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    Yes, yes, and yes. It's an early General Production car. Custom blue performance with silver wheels, pano roof, and black interior. Can't wait to see it in person.
     
  10. ElSupreme

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    Nice I can't wait to see pictures!
     
  11. gg_got_a_tesla

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    Interesting that Laurent got a custom color order in for General Production - he presumably finalized in July well after all the Sigs were locked in and after only a handful of Sigs were allowed custom colors.

    Laurent, mind sharing what it took - cash ($12k?), connections, wine-and-dine for Elon/GeorgeB :tongue: - for you to twist Tesla's arm to get a custom color GP order in?! ;) Or, are you subject to a gag order from T?!
     
  12. Laurent

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    Gotta run. They're coming...

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  13. MikeK

    MikeK R#129, TSLA shareholder

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    Holy cow, I seriously can't wait to see that. I was considering taking my car to a vinyl shop to do a similar blue.
     
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    nice blue - would love to see the pics later :)
     
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    Ha! I saw you the other day on El Camino. You almost caused me to run a red staring at that thing :)
     
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    #16 Laurent, Apr 17, 2013
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    BlueTesla2.jpg BlueTesla4.jpg
     
  17. MikeK

    MikeK R#129, TSLA shareholder

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    :scared::love::scared::love::scared::love::scared::love::scared::love:

    Fantastic. THAT is the color I would have chosen if Tesla had offered it.

    Question: your tail lights seem different. They are red all around, rather than the clear that seems to be used on my car. How did that happen?
     
  18. ipdamages

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    EXCELLENT color choice and paint job. My favorite, other than of course yellow. :wink:
     
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    Be very careful doing a vinyl wrap job unless no color is involved. I went to turn my Black S into a Red one.
    Stopped half way. Vinyl may be ok with black, white and silver but introduce a color and, vinyl is not 100% opaque and some color bleeds through.
    The film looked red until it went on the car.
    I am also told repainting the car is about $15k and devalues the car.
    Also, by Chicago SC that Sig Red is actually a Gold car then clearcoated with a red pigment. Odd?
     
  20. DrDave

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    Not entirely true. That's how Elon's Red Roadster was done, which was the basis for Sig Red, but not the way they do it at the plant.
     

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