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What is the story regarding custom colors for OSD orders in the US? We are interested in ordering a C70 with White Pearl (453) or Ruby Red Pearl (454), which aren't on the factory color list for the C70.<p>Is this possible? What is a typical charge for this? We've been hearing unclear or contradictory information about this.
 

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Re: Custom Colors (Hyperbola)

My understanding is that if a color is not on the OSD price list<br><A HREF="http://www.volvocars.com/us/Documents/PDF/MY10%20Overseas%20Delivery%20Pricing/C70-MC31w.pdf" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvocars.com/us/Do...w.pdf</A><p>then it is not available.<p>OSD color selection sometimes is larger than the domestic one, like in case of C70 you have 11 colors vs. 7 colors domestically, but I have not heard about possibility of ordering the "true" custom color, outside of the offered selection.<p>Our resident OSD specialists can proof me wrong.<p>I did get Ember Black on 3.2 S80, when such combination was not available in US, but that color was offered for the other trims, like V8, that is why it was a part of "custom color" OSD program.<p>I doubt that the color that is not used on any of C70 trims would be available. General rules of mass production work against you in this case.
 

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Re: Custom Colors (Hyperbola)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hyperbola</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What is the story regarding custom colors for OSD orders in the US? We are interested in ordering a C70 with White Pearl (453) or Ruby Red Pearl (454), which aren't on the factory color list for the C70.<p>Is this possible? What is a typical charge for this? We've been hearing unclear or contradictory information about this.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Gascos' response, above, was accurate. <p>Furthermore, paint codes #453 and #454 are no longer offered in the U.S. market hence they would not be available on a custom U.S.-spec'd order.<p>
 

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Re: Custom Colors (GrecianVolvo)

Ruby Red is available on the XC70 Stateside.<p>Volvo Cars' paring down of pearl white <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>njb8199</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ruby Red is available on the XC70 Stateside.<p>Volvo Cars' paring down of pearl white <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ruby Red is a custom order color for the 2010 XC70 via Overseas Delivery. I believe it will not be a choice stateside for the 2010 Model Year.<p>Pearl White has been replaced with Vanila Pearl for the 2009 and 2010 C70.<p>William
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>William</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Pearl White has been replaced with Vanila Pearl for the 2009 and 2010 C70.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And what's your take rate on Vanilla Pearl? Its one of the FUGLIEST colors ever to come out at Volvo Cars. I'd take Maya Gold, Zanzibar Gold, Flash Green, etc. over Vanilla Pearl.<p>A little birdie said that Vanilla Pearl was intended to replace Zanzibar Gold, rather than Pearl White. The limits on Pearl White were due to production constraints. That's what I was told......
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>William</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ruby Red is a custom order color for the 2010 XC70 via Overseas Delivery. I believe it will not be a choice stateside for the 2010 Model Year.<p>William</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Too bad. It's the best looking color. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p280/jgrotz/XC70T6.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p280/jgrotz/DSC_11010001.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Custom Colors (njb8199)

Well, that may explain how I previously saw pictures of C70s in White Pearl.<p>In any case, my wife and I actually like the Vanilla Pearl after seeing one in the showroom. I think we would still get Ruby Red Pearl or White Pearl if we could, but we like Vanilla better than the other available colors. Celestial Blue Pearl is our second choice.
 

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True Pearl White is also very expensive to produce. Audi stopped offering it a while back on anything less than the big A8's.<p>A true shame since Pearl White is beautiful on most cars. I bet it would look terrific on my XC90 (which happens to be ruby red!).<br><IMG SRC="http://www.kjelstrup.org/kris/OSD_XC90/Oh%20so%20narrow.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>flybynight</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">True Pearl White is also very expensive to produce. Audi stopped offering it a while back on anything less than the big A8's.<p>A true shame since Pearl White is beautiful on most cars. I bet it would look terrific on my XC90 (which happens to be ruby red!).<br><IMG SRC="http://www.kjelstrup.org/kris/OSD_XC90/Oh%20so%20narrow." BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE>\<p>more pics please <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>VolvoD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">\<p>more pics please <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Certainly:<p><IMG SRC="http://www.kjelstrup.org/kris/OSD_XC90/Meeting%20the%20XC90%20II.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.kjelstrup.org/kris/OSD_XC90/Near%20Naas%20Castle.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.kjelstrup.org/kris/OSD_XC90/Last%20Evening%20%20and%20a%20brilliant%20sky.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.kjelstrup.org/kris/XC90_arrives/All%20Swede.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.kjelstrup.org/kris/XC90_arrives/Interior%201.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Custom Colors (njb8199)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>njb8199</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ruby Red is available on the XC70 Stateside.<p>Volvo Cars' paring down of pearl white <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>White Pearl will be back in MY10 S80s.
 
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