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Obtaining Signature Red paint, is it possible?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by NoMoGas, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. NoMoGas

    NoMoGas Member

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    I am just about set to order a P85+ but am hung up bad on the color. The color I REALLY want is the Signature red, but is isn't available. Is there an aftermarket alternative or even a paint code that I could get and, as much as I'd hate to do it, re-paint my brand new car?

    Any advice greatly appreciated. I REALLY want this color.
     
  2. AmpedRealtor

    AmpedRealtor Active Member

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    The point of Signature Red is that it is only available on the Signature model and to those who paid a lot of money to get a Signature vehicle. Making the color available on a non-signature or as an after market item completely devalues the color and would hock off a lot of Signature owners. Best of luck.
     
  3. HHHH

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    Sig Red won't be available but you have other options like a wrap or a complete repaint if it's something you have to have. If you are a little flexible Multi-coat has some interesting dimension to the color, have you seen a MC Red in person yet?
     
  4. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    i will get mine delivered in 24 days signature red P85+
     
  5. HHHH

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    Lol, way to rub it in bro. You could always go this route and order one in Europe if they're still doing signatures reservations...
     
  6. Eberhard

    Eberhard #421 Model S #S32

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    no, there are all gone. i had to wait for more then 2 1/2 years.
     
  7. HHHH

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    Oh ok, thanks for the heads up.
     
  8. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Speaking of wraps, I went scouting for Sig Red for sale used on a few of the obvious sites and no hits. But...

    2013 Tesla Model S Performance for Sale in Riverside, CA
    2013 Tesla Model S Performance For Sale
    $69,999
    2,500 miles
    5YJSA1AC2DFP10125

    Seemingly good price, except for the fact that it's not a Perf ... nor even an 85 kWh (looks to be a 40 -- C)... and doesn't have Twin Chargers or SC (A).

    Be careful out there.
     
  9. K5ING

    K5ING MegaMiler

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    I don't have a paint code, but I think it's very much like "Garnet Red". I used to own a Toyota pickup truck in that color, and I loved it. I've seen some Cadillacs in the same shade of red too.
     
  10. NoMoGas

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    Ya know, now that I think of it, Lamborghini had a 4 stage red that looks to be real close. Im wondering if someone with a Sg Red has the paint code?

    hever0904.jpg
     
  11. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Perhaps it's the lighting but that looks more like new red, not old red.
     

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