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Very Orange vs Magma Orange

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Rotarypower, May 6, 2017.

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  1. DeedWest

    DeedWest 2010 Roadster 2.0 - VIN 523

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    @TEG, YES. That is absolutely Magma Orange. Great find!

    Reminds me of that early Corvette C6 color...

    [​IMG]
     
  2. ecarfan

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    So Magma Orange Roadsters must be pretty rare?
     
  3. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Yes, I would say very... In Europe only I think.
     
  4. kokoro

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    #24 kokoro, May 21, 2017
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    @Roadster - :) The orange one I helped sell just arrived (last week) in California. I was happy to hear it made it there without a scratch and a bit sad that I didn't have the motivation to purchase it myself. There are still a handful of Roadster's over here sitting and waiting for a loving owner but it's just not the right time for me.

    The guy who purchased the orange one here (865) said he is going to make a post on the forums here about the shipping experience. He was able to get a shipper that picked up the car from the dealer here in Japan with a flatbed and took care of everything...for something like $1500 to the west coast!

    Japanese people are generally extremely meticulous with their cars (especially speciality items like this) so purchasing a used one from Japan is a pretty safe bet in my mind.

    Let me know if my services are required again. :) This one is just north of Tokyo and the price is close to the other two I've watched go already. I'm getting fairly proficient with parsing the drive logs. :)
    ロードスター ロードスター(埼玉)の中古車詳細 | 中古車なら【カーセンサーnet】

    Kokoro

    P.S. The total price on the one I linked to above (238) is a bit misleading. That price (4,590,000 Yen which is about $41,200 at today's rate) includes a safety inspection, maintenance and also ignores the fact that if this car is shipped outside of Japan it will need to be deregistered. Doing so will result in a cash refund for the insurance that has been paid through September of 2018. So, my point is, the price it can be had for is probably closer to the 4,390,000 ($39,418) and that is before negotiating. ;-)
     
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  5. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Although it looks really nice, that is a right hand drive, so wouldn't be the best fit for someone in the (LHD) USA.
    Might be better for some in UK or Australia if the market is too soft in Japan.
     
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  6. CM_007

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    Tesla didn't make up most of the colors they used, for instance the Silver is a GM color. The magma orange cars were probably custom orders, just like the lavender one, the House of Kolors, candy black cherry, the candy apple red and the candy yellow. I have photos of these cars from when I was at the lotus factory.
     
  7. TEG

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    (from memory)

    There is a "black cherry" (or Blackberry) Roadster that a body shop owner did himself. It is like metallic red base, with black lacquer on top. It looks black until the sun hits it, then it throws off red highlights.

    VFX had that custom copper paint on his Roadster (#500).

    Elon had custom paint on one of his Roadsters. It started out copper, then got repainted multiple times until the "Candy Apple Red" was just right. That is the color they copied/used for the gift Roadster given to the head of Toyota.

    A gentleman in the UK had his Roadster painted in a custom Fiat dark blue (which has a reddish-purple tint to it.)

    Candy yellow? Don't know about that one...

    I have seen the custom lavender in person.
    And the Ford Mystic painted Roadster that has a lot of color "travel" between green and purple.
    There was a custom pearl white (not the same as arctic white) that burned up in the Gruber fire...
    There was a roadster done in "Gulf blue" (light blue with orange stripe) to match old race cars.
    And a custom metallic purple 2.0
    The final five US roadster offered some new colors (I think maybe more Ford Mustang choices), like the "Ion Blue" and "Atomic Red" or something like that.

    I this Magma Orange may have been part of a move by Tesla Europe to offer some more colors near the end of production?
    There were those "Insane Green" Roadsters we saw. And some other color options mentions like "Galactic Gray", "Pear", etc.
     
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  8. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    See this:
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    "Tarocco Rosso (Red)"
    "Aegean Blue"
    "Poire Vert (Green)"
    ...
     
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  9. TEG

    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Tesla Updates Iconic Roadster for 2012 in Limited Markets
    Tesla Roadster Receives Upgrades for 2012
     
  10. CM_007

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    Sig Green isn't on the chart. BRG is different. There is a robin egg blue one in the UK. One day I will post photos for you. I also have the data for the vins you posted about 644 794 etc.
     
  11. DeedWest

    DeedWest 2010 Roadster 2.0 - VIN 523

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    [​IMG]

    Here's the photo I remember seeing regarding the 3 'new' 2012 colors for Europe, Asia, and Australia that @TEG outlined.
     
  12. Lancelac

    Lancelac 2010 Roadster Sport #690

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    My Very Orange (2.0 Sport)

    Been thinking of selling it for a few years, but just haven't been able to bring myself to do it. Has served me well as an every day driver for 7+ years now, snow and all.
     
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  13. Roadster

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    Was there ever an update on #865? Would love to hear what became of the shipping experience as well as the fate of its flatlined ESS as originally discussed here.
     
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