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Solid White back in the design studio

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Paul Carter, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. Paul Carter

    Paul Carter Active Member

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    FredTMC Model S VIN #4925

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    thank goodness. I love solid white.
     
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    I prefer solid white too, and the Tesla solid white is a very bright white color. Plus, much easier to match if scratched or damaged.
     
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    That is amusing. The staff in the showrooms must be wondering when they are going to get to stop rearranging the color samples on a weekly basis.

    Now Tesla needs to put the old light silver back in the paint selection. It makes no sense to me to discontinue that popular color (I am aware that Elon recently said that the silver and dark blue could still be ordered for a few more months).
     
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    Was it really that popular? It's been well over a year now, but when we first heard about color adoption numbers silver was second to last, ahead of only brown. I guess it picked up? Even around here I can probably count the number of silvers I've seen on my fingers.
     
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    dirkhh Middle-aged Member

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    Can't remember the last time I saw a silver Model S. Are you sure it's that popular? I see several of them every day. Black. White (either regular or MC/Pearl). Red. The other colors are rare. And I think I see more brown and green cars than silver.
     
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    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    Silver was more popular than Brown and Green. Green was the least popular color actually. But I agree that White (can't tell if they're multicoat or sold most of the time), Black and Red are by far the most popular colors. That said the Silvers can actually be mistaken for White sometimes.
     
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    I see silver Model S regularly here in the SF Bay Area.
     
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    (owner of silver car here)

    Silver is a pretty standard car colour these days! And Tesla's variation of it is not some weird non-standard colour, it's a pretty straight-ahead, nice bright metallic silver that reflects the environs.

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    (sorry for hijacking the Solid White thread)
     
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    I haven't seen that many Model S's here in Germany, but the ones I have seen (about 30 over the years) were either black, red, silver or brown. Have never seen a green, blue, grey or Sig red, and only one white.
    Then again, as far as car colours in general are concerned over here, brown is getting ever more popular, while black and silver have been so for years.
     

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