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What colours did the S3 come in?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Els, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. Els
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    Hi chaps,

    How many colours did the S3 come in from new, did they do any special order colours?

    I find myself wanting a yellow one :blush:
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    [Dec 23, 2009]
    Absolute Red, Brilliant Black, Dolphin Grey, Imola Yellow, Light Silver, Ming Blue, Nogaro Blue and Goodwood Green.
    So 8 colours ;)
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    [Dec 23, 2009]
    Think there was more than 8 colours, there was a post just recently about this and it listed all the colours, if you do a search, you will get your answer.
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    I have a Imola Yellow S3 - I Love It!!! :o.k:
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    [Dec 23, 2009]
    I had Hibiscus Red
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    I'd second that. I love mine as well. It's got the colour coded alcantara interior :)
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    Despite all the colour choices, there's only one Fastest colour, and that is BLACK! :)
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    We asked 100 people what colour is the fastest when it comes to Audi S3s...

    'Black'

    'You said, Black, Our survey said......'

    (Insert noise yourself)

    'It's not there I'm afraid....'

    lol :)
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    I think you mean the dirtiest colour :)
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    [Dec 23, 2009]
    I saw a filthy, non-metallic green one and I really liked it - but I have strange taste :search:
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    I would have loved it in pure white.
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    [Dec 23, 2009]
    Misano Red?
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    You have to go Mexico for a white 8L S3:)
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    [Dec 23, 2009]
    Mines cactus green, always thought it was goodwood green but turns out this was'nt available on the S3 until 2001. There is anouther post somewhere that detailed all the colours available there codes and which years they were available.
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    Mine's "Lake Silver", which basically means it's silver.

    When I was looking for mine, a guy was advertising one in "Kingfisher Blue", which apparently was a limited edition. It's a light blue metallic colour.
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    [Dec 23, 2009]
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    I've just taken this photo from the 2002 Audi S3 sales brochure

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    My S3 is Kingfisher Blue, as far as Im aware, it was a special order colour along with Hibiscus Red plus a few more. Its not everyones favourite, but personally I love it!!

    Cheers

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    Yeah, looks good with the black leather/blue alcantara interior.
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    Love Kingfisher Blue and Nogaro Blue, would love to have an S3 in one of those colours, but am also very fond of the Silver too, hence me having one in Silver :)

    The REAL fastest colour!!!
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    ^^^ That's more appropriate ^^^ :)
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    dont be silly
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    [Dec 24, 2009]
    my brother in law had a kingfisher blue one, it was an import from france, he was told that later on it did become a special order colour here.
    i myself had a red one, always fancied the yellow , think they stand out really nice but i wasnt brave enough to buy one.
    did all the yellow ones come with yellow alcantera in the middle of the seats or could you have full black, never seen one with full leather.
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    i wanted a yellow one originally but all the ones available weree either abused or the chaps were wanting a huge premium...... dont forget theres the pre facelift colours too, my dolphin grey was mineral grey in pre FL..... im sure theres more colours than have been mentioned though, theres two different light silvers for a start - silver and the bluey silver (name escapes me)
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    [Dec 24, 2009]
    kingfisher blue only way!!!!:respekt:
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    [Dec 28, 2009]
    Misano Red and Avus Silver were special order colours on the S3.
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    [Dec 28, 2009]
    Misano Red may have been, but Avus Silver was available as an optional extra on let 8L S3's.
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    Nope, as per my February 1999 launch brochure for the S3, it was actually available in Casablanca White in the UK at launch, together with some other colours which didn't survive into the 2000 model year such as Ochre Metallic (gold) and Mocha Brown Pearl Effect (yep, Brown).

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    Yellow is by far the best! Am thinking of respraying it white though :p or maybe just yellow again.
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    They would be excellent colours...not the fastest though :)
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    [Jul 31, 2010]
    Updated link to photo

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    Forgot to mention - I think someone was after the leather colours, if so PM me as the "email" has gone missing
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