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Alright, I was just going into the 850 gallery to find a platinum edition picture and I found this. What the heck color is that? It looks like a turd.<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/resources/gallery/cars/97_850/exterior/large/12.jpg">
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Evolvo:<BR><B>Alright, I was just going into the 850 gallery to find a platinum edition picture and I found this. What the heck color is that? It looks like a turd.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>It is really funny that you posted this, because I saw an orange/red 850 Turbo sedan last week. I have never seen this color before, and IMHO it looks very unique in real life, not really great though. In 1994, they had this color called 'Rubin Red Pearl Metallic'.<P>-Drew<P>
 

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I've seen them before too. They are more orange than that picture would lead you to believe. Maybe I need to play with the color correction a little more.
 

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No you're right - it's a turd. <BR>Volvo are not immune from providing some appalling colours - my least favourite is apparently very popular over where you are; the Saffron Gold Metallic which looks like a goldplated turd.<P>And of course don't even go to the colours on 1970s 400 series...
 

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That's an 850, I think, while the saffron color was not available until the 70 series. In 1995 for a very limited run the 850 was available in a sort of metallic bronze/orange called either harvest gold metallic or maybe autumn gold metallic. In person it was quite striking - to my eyes anyway (each to his own taste). I didn't think it was available in the T5, just the base and GLT trim, but I could be wrong.<P>
 

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Well, the official color of that car is called, <B>#423 Autumn Gold Pearl.</B> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P>-Drew
 

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Were 850s ever produced in a pale yellow color? I've seen a couple of those around and don't approve. And if that isn't a Volvo color, why would you paint your car yellow?? <P>-lenore
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Clooms:<BR><B>Were 850s ever produced in a pale yellow color? I've seen a couple of those around and don't approve. And if that isn't a Volvo color, why would you paint your car yellow?? <P>-lenore</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Yes, the 1995 850 T-5R came in pale yellow (called T-gul). It's one of the most desirable car/color combinations because it's extremely rare and some people really like the color. <P>Here's a yellow T-5R that was a feature car at Swedespeed:<P><A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/features/feature_cars/1_fast_box/index.shtml" TARGET=_blank>http://www.swedespeed.com/features/feature_cars/1_fast_box/index.shtml</A><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by towerymt:<BR><B>850 T-5R came in pale yellow (called T-gul). </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Gul is Swedish for yellow. T-gul=T-yellow<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 745TRBOBRK:<BR><B> Gul is Swedish for yellow.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P> <IMG SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif"> <P>
 

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Here's a modified 240 painted in Autumn Gold Metallic, for all 2 of us who like the color <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><BR> <A HREF="http://home.planet.nl/~marc.hesselberth/xtreme_240.html" TARGET=_blank>http://home.planet.nl/~marc.hesselberth/xtreme_240.html</A>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by joshua:<BR><B>...Autumn Gold Metallic, for all 2 of us who like the color...</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Make that 3...I love that color. Almost as much as the defraction paint.<BR><P>
 

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More of the same 240:<P> <IMG SRC="http://a7.cpimg.com/image/A5/2E/8350117-af89-028001E0-.jpg"> <BR> <IMG SRC="http://a9.cpimg.com/image/8D/36/8350349-0269-028001E0-.jpg"> <BR> <IMG SRC="http://a8.cpimg.com/image/FA/39/8350458-91c7-028001E0-.jpg"> <P>I like this color too.<P><P>
 

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Isn't that the orange color from the Saint's C70? I don't think that's the same as the 850. I've seen a couple of those 850s before and they seem to be more copper/brownish than the C70's orange.
 
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