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      09-06-2008, 11:22 PM   #155
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So Will, whats the word on ordering Kyalami Orange?
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      09-07-2008, 05:10 AM   #156
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Think again pal. That's 6speed user sie_motor88's old car. It's Porsche paint to sample Oslo blue.

His old fleabay listing.
I initially thought it was Porsche's 'Mexico Blue'
Two different sales people came out and told me it was a Paint Match to LSB.

I couldn't find any badging on the car ... with the color ... and no paperwork ... but if you know the guy, then you know better then me.

Looked like LSB to me... sorry for the bad info.
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      09-07-2008, 01:37 PM   #157
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That is a bit jerkish. I assure you the customer has seen the build sheet. With the reputation I have around here - the last thing I'm going to do is let this big thread turn into "will@longbeachbmw lied to me about the paint pricing".

I originally even ordered this car for the dealership, until an E90 Poster snatched it up before I could get it here.

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Hey, I'm just looking out for other people on this board. If your price was right, cool. I have no problem with you or any other salesman trying to make a buck, either. I don't work for free, and wouldn't expect anyone else to. You are selling a commodity product, though, that can be purchased from literally thousands of other sources. If it can be had elsewhere for less money, I don't think I'm violating a board rule for making that known. If I'm wrong, then people can't buy it elsewhere, and you will have no issue making your sale. Either way, I don't see how I'm doing anything jerkish.

This board (and all others) are about the sharing of information, and that is aided by the help of sponsors. Problems arise, and people leave, when it becomes about protecting sponsors before the sharing of information. (I'd be happy to provide a list of such boards where that has happened.) When that happens, the money that sponsors spend is then wasted as there are less eyes viewing your ads. Everyone loses, including the board op, when both users and sponsors leave.

You seem like a good guy, and are clearly putting in more effort than most sales guys that throw out the boilerplate "it can't be done" line when asked about a custom color. I applaud you for that. I'm just pointing out the fact that you have proven that a special order can be done, and the odds are decent that you aren't the only one that the BMW factory will do it for.

To be honest, if I were a seller, I'd probably charge a bigger premium for this service as I do agree that it is fairly unique. (I'm not saying that it should be, but it is.) As a buyer, I would shop around to find the best deal. MANY others would gladly pay the premium without doing any research. That's capitalism. Best of luck on your future sales. As previously mentioned, it's nice to see someone go the extra mile.
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      09-08-2008, 05:26 AM   #158
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      09-08-2008, 12:33 PM   #159
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So Will, whats the word on ordering Kyalami Orange?
No Kyalami Orange - I tried =(
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      09-08-2008, 06:13 PM   #160
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No Kyalami Orange - I tried =(


A shame. It's even sadder that they killed Estoril.

(I'd love to add an E46 M3 and E92 M3 in Estoril someday to complement my Estoril E36 M3...)
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      09-08-2008, 06:40 PM   #161
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Think again pal. That's 6speed user sie_motor88's old car. It's Porsche paint to sample Oslo blue.

His old fleabay listing.
I remember that car from this video.
Awesome car.
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      09-08-2008, 07:43 PM   #162
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A shame. It's even sadder that they killed Estoril.

(I'd love to add an E46 M3 and E92 M3 in Estoril someday to complement my Estoril E36 M3...)
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
Will is this true?
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      09-08-2008, 08:34 PM   #163
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Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
Will is this true?

Estoril Blue is as dead as Mother Teresa guys. Sorry - it seems like it is never coming back
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      09-08-2008, 08:51 PM   #164
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Estoril Blue is as dead as Mother Teresa guys. Sorry - it seems like it is never coming back
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      09-08-2008, 11:27 PM   #165
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This guy had a genuine part from a BMW LSB e46m3 sent to the Porsche Factory to Paint match ...... and for a healthy fee .... they built him an LSB 997 TT.

Dealbreaker: its a slushbox

its @ South Bay BMW's used lot, got 10k miles and they are asking a ridiculous $125k
it's either u made the story up or don't know the story. that color is not LSB.
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      09-09-2008, 04:27 AM   #166
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I did check on Estoril and they will not paint an M3 that color unfortunately. They never specifically specified why.

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I dont remember exactly but I think the paint wasnt healty for the environment or something like that.
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      09-09-2008, 07:49 PM   #167
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So I guess there's no way to get an M3 Individual in the USA. I wonder why not, if they are doing it for Europeans. Can US military get European delivery with BMW Individual?
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      09-09-2008, 07:55 PM   #168
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So I guess there's no way to get an M3 Individual in the USA. I wonder why not, if they are doing it for Europeans. Can US military get European delivery with BMW Individual?
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      09-09-2008, 11:45 PM   #169
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Sorry in advance for the brief threadjack!

In case anyone is curious, here's a list of possible M3 colors according to

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showpos...3&postcount=28

Granted LSB isn't there, but obviously it is possible also. Of course, there is no paint chips, so you'll have to google to try and get pics.

BMW E92 M3 Coupe Individual Paintwork Options

815.00

Aventurine Silver
Diopside Black
Blue Onyx
Ruby Black
Moonstone
Azurite Black

1070.00

Atlantic Blue
Carbon Black
Deep Green
Diamond
Havanna
Imola Red
Malachite Green Dark
Michingan Blue
Midnight Blue
Monaco Blue
Montego Blue
Opal Black
Silver Grey
Stratus Grey
Sydney Blue
Titanium Grey 2

1545.00

Aegean Blue
Atlantis
Blue Water
Brass
Coloured Gold
Dakar Yellow
Fir Green
Flamenco Red
Grey Green
Light Yellow
Mora
Olivine
Orient Blue
Oxford Green 2
Petrol Mica
Phoenix Yellow
Ruby Red 2
Santorin Blue 2
Sepia
Steel Blue
Sterling Grey
Techno Violet
Toledo Blue
Tourmaline Violet
Velvet Blue
Will, can you confirm that these colors are the only colors BMW will be offering for special/individual orders? Or do you have a list that you can share for us to look at.
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      09-10-2008, 12:29 AM   #170
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      09-10-2008, 12:58 AM   #171
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I really wish I knew about the special color list before I ordered

Imola Red E90 M3?
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      09-10-2008, 02:41 PM   #172
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Any special interior choices? Different color leathers? Alcantara?
I have been told by three separate dealers that it is impossible to get special interiors or trims, but you might get special exterior paint. I wanted "Ruby Black" exterior paint, "Walnut Amarone" interior trim & "Oxide Brown" Merino leather which looks fabulous in the European BMW Individual Catalog, "catalogue_bmw_individual_2008", available on this site somewhere.
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Will, can you confirm that these colors are the only colors BMW will be offering for special/individual orders? Or do you have a list that you can share for us to look at.
This is definitely not a list being offered to US customers. There is no official list they will share with us - but I am positive that they will not to Techno Violet - which is on that list.

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I have been told by three separate dealers that it is impossible to get special interiors or trims, but you might get special exterior paint. I wanted "Ruby Black" exterior paint, "Walnut Amarone" interior trim & "Oxide Brown" Merino leather which looks fabulous in the European BMW Individual Catalog, "catalogue_bmw_individual_2008", available on this site somewhere.
Didn't believe me? =)
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      09-10-2008, 08:18 PM   #175
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Didn't believe me? =)
You were the third one, Will...the final word. I guess you're the messenger that should be shot, huh?
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      09-10-2008, 10:45 PM   #176
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This is definitely not a list being offered to US customers. There is no official list they will share with us - but I am positive that they will not to Techno Violet - which is on that list.

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So how do we know what colors are available to order?
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