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What colors have been seen on production 3's so far?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by timk225, Jul 21, 2017.

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  1. timk225

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    So far, I have seen only the same drab, dull, dark, boring colors on the 3 as on the S and X. I'm hoping for a plain white color. Not pearl white, because I don't like its looks or extra cost.

    I read about the new Gray color, but big surprise -- it is a very dark color that will show dust, dirt, dents, and dings almost as well as black. So the new Gray sucks.

    I want bright happy fun colors, not the same old corporate dull dark crap that old people put on their cars.

    Dodge has lots of good bright colors on the Charger, Challenger, and Jeep vehicles. Ford copied and stole the nice bright blue from the 1971 Dodge TB3 "Petty Blue" color and put it on their Mustangs.
     
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    WHITE was probably one of the FIRST color spotted....Looks good with white on black rims
     
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    "Petty Blue" was inspired by Ford's 1970 "Grabber Blue"
     
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    Ah yes, the colors of fake ice cream.

    Thanks, but no
     
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    The way I read it years ago, the Petty shop was mixing up some paint many years back to paint their racing cars, and they didn't have enough blue or white separately, so they mixed them. And the nice blue color came from that. I prefer to go with that story.

    Plus, aside from a few low production units like the Ford GT, Ford was never the leader in performance, so it doesn't surprise me they would resurrect and copy Dodges' paint color too.
     
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    Do we know whether it's plain white or pearl white?
     
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    A reminder of the past; something for the Model 3 team to aspire to...

    San Francisco Bay Area Roadster Meet 9/11/16
     
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    And REAL ice cream, and flowers and nature and all non Tesla cars... and of course no one would have made you personally get one of those colors, so I have to ask. What is your opposition to it?
     
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    It appears that they are sticking the to existing/current Model S & X colors... At least for now.

    I don't think we have seen any Model 3 painted in a new color for Tesla.
     
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    What on earth is it with Tesla's mind-numbingly boring color selection? One red, one blue and 5 shades of monochrome from black to white?

    i was so hoping that the 3 event would debut some more interesting choices.
     
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    they will add new colors as soon as supply catches up to demand. think iphone 5c.
     
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    Snapshots of the Model 3 configurator have been posted on M3OC - it is the same colors as Model S - and incidentally the same price too!
     
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    There have been some matte black Model 3s sighted. They look rather nice, actually.

    model 3 black matte - Google leit:

    Like midnight silver without the shine, and maybe a touch darker. I like matte / satin paint. I'm not sure why there's always a focus on gloss.
     
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    I eyeballed the color choices of the first 30 owners while the cars were parked in the lot at the reveal. White and Grey were the most common, with blue, sliver and red not far behind.
     
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    For me the answer is obvious: it's a wrap! ;)
     
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    That was one of the concept cars from the initial reveal. Since they started building production intent cars at the factory, we haven't (as far as I know) seen any more sign of a flat/matte Model 3.
     
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    No contest here. Just saying that they did exist, and I liked the look :)
     

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