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Red edition

Post by JannyO » 23/04/19 20:58

Hello
I have just purchased a low mileage Red Edition on an 05 plate. I absolutely love the car and all the checks were clear but it shows that had a colour change in 2009 from silver to grey (it’s currently sable grey). Since I bought the car I’ve noticed that Red Editions were only done in Sable ( unless I’m wrong on that) so I’m wondering why mine was silver when new. The log book shows that it was registered as a Red Edition. If anyone can throw any light on this I’d be most grateful.
Many Thanks
John



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Re: Red edition

Post by jimi » 23/04/19 22:40

Maybe the colour was simply wrongly registered in the first place and then corrected, if you PM me the VIN number I can tell you what colour it was when it left the factory. ;)
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Re: Red edition

Post by JannyO » 25/04/19 11:15

HI Jimi (any Hendrix connection there?)
Thank you for your reply. Ill dig out the paperwork and send you the details. On the documentation it does officially state a colour change in 2009. The previous owner thought it was repainted. If it was its a very good job as it looks like a factory finish.
Many Thanks again
John

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Re: Red edition

Post by jimi » 25/04/19 18:50

My name is James, but I get called Jim or Jimmy or "hey c****" :rofl: So many many years ago I started using Jimi partly as a nod to Mr Hendrix and partly to be just to be different , been using it ever since.
This was my transport back around 1968/69 you can just make out the Jimi on the side panel

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VIN number is on a plate either on the LH side of the engine bay above the battery or stamped into the body under the bonnet, depends on the year I think, one of the MK3 guys will know more. There is a little viewing panel in the plastics to help you see it. It's just under the centre criss cross for the air intake (shown above). Picture courtesy of andyroo104

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Re: Red edition

Post by Topdownman » 25/04/19 20:27

I have a red edition which is sable. My reg document says it is silver. It seems likely that yours was too but a previous owner probably decided to get the document changed. I doubt it has been resprayed.


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Re: Red edition

Post by JannyO » 27/04/19 11:44

Thank you very much for your reply. Your comment is really interesting and helps make some sense as my car doesn’t really look like it’s been resprayed.
Thanks again.
John

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