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    Question on "Colour to Sample" option

    Hi,

    Does anyone know if Mexico Blue or Riviera Blue colours are a "Color to sample" option? I read in a porsche magazine that an owner in UK wanted to order a riviera blue for his boxster and Porsche UK did not ask for any premium because it was a color option which Porsche used to offer in the past.

    Can anyone confirm?

    Thanks

    Re: Question on "Colour to Sample" option

    Check rennlist.com - there has been a lot of discussion there on color to sample. I think someone wanted Gulf Blue, but Porsche wouldn't do it as they have difficulty getting a good match between plastic and metal painted in certain light shades.

    Even if it's an old Porsche color, I believe you will still be charged (the cost is incurred as the car deviates from the standard production line, I guess).

    It does mean it's easier for them to match than something which isn't a standard paint code, though.

    Re: Question on "Colour to Sample" option

    hellgelb,

    Thanks for the advise

    Re: Question on "Colour to Sample" option

    The paint code for Riviera Blue is L39E (see picture below). It is, however, still a paint to sample option.

    Re color to sample, to quote a message from PCNA:

    "The technical reason that some colors cannot be offered has to do with the different paint processes used by suppliers of plastic parts versus the factory process used for the body. While they both use the same paint formula, the clear coat formulas and processes vary. These variations are enough to slightly change the tonal appearance of the paint color, thereby causing a mismatch effect. Because this mismatch effect would likely be viewed by a customer as a quality problem, PAG reserves the right to reject certain colors. For some reason, non-metallic light colors have the biggest problems."

    Re: Question on "Colour to Sample" option

    You're going to pay for Paint To Sample if not on that year's paint list. I'm the guy who ordered Gulf Blue (328) for my Carrera S Cab and after a bunch of emails Porsche said no more. They have about 150 colors that they cannot do because of current production processes.

    Dan

    Re: Question on "Colour to Sample" option

    that is the nicest color ever

    Re: Question on "Colour to Sample" option

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    911fan said:
    that is the nicest color ever



    You're having a laugh !!

    Re: Question on "Colour to Sample" option

    Takes forever as well especially if you want something special inside...

    Re: Question on "Colour to Sample" option

    Quote:
    Dan L said:
    You're going to pay for Paint To Sample if not on that year's paint list. I'm the guy who ordered Gulf Blue (328) for my Carrera S Cab and after a bunch of emails Porsche said no more. They have about 150 colors that they cannot do because of current production processes.

    Dan


    Do you have any other "exclusive" options besides Paint to sample? Anything unique on the inside?
    I'd love to see some more photos of your car

    Re: Question on "Colour to Sample" option

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    sdy284 said:
    Quote:
    Dan L said:
    You're going to pay for Paint To Sample if not on that year's paint list. I'm the guy who ordered Gulf Blue (328) for my Carrera S Cab and after a bunch of emails Porsche said no more. They have about 150 colors that they cannot do because of current production processes.

    Dan


    Do you have any other "exclusive" options besides Paint to sample? Anything unique on the inside?
    I'd love to see some more photos of your car



    Nothing too exotic (other than TOO many options). Will post pics when I finally get the car in about 90 days.

    Dan

    997 S Cabriolet 6-speed
    98 Non-Metallic Paint to Sample (custom blue)
    06 Natural Leather Brown
    CUC Painted Model Desig Rear Lid
    M6H Brown Floor Mats
    P01L Adaptive Sports Sts Lthr Int
    V9 Black Top
    XCZ Sport Shifter
    XJT Rear Ctr. Console Makassar
    XLF Sport Exhaust System
    XRR 19" Carrera Sport wheel
    XSB Sport Seat Backs in Leather
    2493 Exterior Color to Sample
    267 Self Dimming Mirrors
    342 Heated Front Seats
    446 Wheel Caps w/Colored Crest
    450 Ceramic Composite Brakes-PCCB
    451 Makassar Str Whl Multifctn
    482 TPMS
    498 Delete Model Designation
    550 Hard Top
    640 Sport Chrono Package Plus
    672 Extended Nav Module
    680 Bose High End Sound Package
    692 Remote CD Changer
    801 Makassar Package
    TD5 Tourist Delivery (12 May 06)

    Re: Question on "Colour to Sample" option

    For some reason I'm not a fan of wood in Porsches unless the interior is in beige...reminds me too much of Mercedes and BMW

    Re: Question on "Colour to Sample" option

    Wood in a cab reminds me of a boat for some strange reason.
    But its cool Dan, whatever floats your boat
    PCCBs......nice, everytime i brake i think what could have been

    Re: Question on "Colour to Sample" option

    What are you talkin about Peely? The Riviera BLue looks awesome.

     
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