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Any one got a car in Alabandine Gray - what color is it?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Goldfish11, May 1, 2011.

  1. Goldfish11

    Goldfish11 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    A strange request :eek:

    Just trying to choose a C Class car color it is a toss up between Alabandine Gray or Palladium Silver (with Alpaca interior). I like the darker Alabandine as it shows up the chrome better but what colour is the metallic in it?

    I saw one briefly and it looked as if it had a hint of green in the metallic or was this my imagination. Can someone describe the colour to me? Or even put a close up photo of the finish on the internet. Any comments on living with this colour would be appreciated. :D
     
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    grober Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Presumably named after the mineral ALABANDITE. described thus.

    Colour: Iron black, brown, greyish black, green; dull brown (tarnished)
    Comment: in polished section, gray-white; deep green to brown and red in thin slivers.

    so my guess metallic grey with a hint of green as you surmised. looks nice piccy
     
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    markjay Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I believe this is Alabandine:

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    ironsheik Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    The colour actually looks nice in those photos...
     
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    Goldfish11 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yes it does look nice but when the sun fell on it it did look very green. Not sure about the green :crazy:

    Photos look really great but I really need to find someone who has one and has had to live with it. This seems to have replaced the Tenorite Gray which was available on the pre facelift C class. but has been available on for example the SL for a few years.

    Will be at a dealership on Thursday will see if they have one.
     
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    If you are lucky they may have a display panel about 9 inch square.
     
  7. Brian1946

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    I ordered a new C220 five weeks ago in Alabandine Grey.

    I have never seen one nor did the showroom have a sample. I chose it on the basis of web photos and because I didn't like any of the other colours!

    I had been waiting for the facelift model to appear so that I could get one with the 7 speed auto. I was hoping for a nice metallic red but there isn't one.

    I saw an old E Class last week in a beautiful metallic red but variations on grey seem to be the current fashion with German manufacturers.
     
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    s88 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Keep telling them like I do.

    Soon takes the smile off the salesmans face when you say I will have a car but not in silver!! He struggles then.

    Yes we need a good metallic green, a nice ice blue and a metallic red.

    Just like the old days.
     
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    I would want to see one in the flesh. If too green it might affect resale figures. Some people won't buy green cars due to superstition.
     
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    What superstition is that? - just curious
     
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    That green cars give trouble, or get involved in more crashes.;
     
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    Have to confess I never heard that that one. Accidents-- maybe because they blend into any vegetation beside the road, but then dark grey cars would be more likely to blend into tarmac. :dk: Can't think of any rational reason for them being more unreliable.:confused:
     
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    Hence why it's superstition. I've seen no basis or explanation for the superstition though.
     
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    Apparently Yellow is the safest colour, I wonder if that includes Ferraris since it's their house colour :D
     
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    I owned a green car (well, people carrier) once, was involved in 3 accidents within 5yrs (none my fault). The only accidents I have had in 35yrs of driving. :dk:
     
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    Definitive proof that green cars are unlucky I would say!

    Just joined this forum. Hope it's a bit more objective than this.
     
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    Saw C class yesterday in the colour best way to describe it is silver with a hint of green. It is about the same darkness as palladium silver. Quite nice but wifey did not approve. So now down to Palladium silver or black. I am not sure which of these colours the C class carries best.
     
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    Alabandine Grey

    I have a C class ordered in Alabandine,which I randomly chose without seeing the colour in the flesh.Have now seen a couple in the works car park and pleased with my choice....It is a mid grey colour which has a musty green tint when the sun shines on it....looks good !
     

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