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Old 02-24-2010, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by mlk118s View Post
Anyone else think the purple car could in fact be Zenith Blue in poor lighting? I know for a fact that Viola Metallic is a very deep dark rich purple not light like shown. That said, I like both cars.
Yes and no. Viola metallic is almost black when it's cloudy outside. A very deep, rich purple. This color is called "Violet metallic" by the dealer. I'm not sure it's the right name but it's certainly a one off. I've never seen the color before. Zenith blue has a lot more blue in it than this color. Doesn't even look close IMHO.
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:26 PM
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...love the Mirage Metallic...David993S
+1; never seen it before.
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Old 02-24-2010, 09:43 PM
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Interestingly, Mirage Metallic was a standard offering on the 1999 996. Is this a late build '98?
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:12 PM
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Where do you guys find these ads! Great looking cars, both of them. Love looking at the pics. If I was a member of The Dead music group or maybe a Janis Joplin sound-a-ilke band, I would want that purple car for sure.
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Old 02-24-2010, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by JPP View Post
Interestingly, Mirage Metallic was a standard offering on the 1999 996. Is this a late build '98?
Looks to be a built-in-98 98. 996 production was in full swing by this time.
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:10 AM
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Love the PURPLE!!!
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Originally Posted by Viggo View Post
Yes and no. Viola metallic is almost black when it's cloudy outside. A very deep, rich purple. This color is called "Violet metallic" by the dealer. I'm not sure it's the right name but it's certainly a one off. I've never seen the color before. Zenith blue has a lot more blue in it than this color. Doesn't even look close IMHO.


does anyone know for sure if this is Violet Blue Metalic or Violet Metalic ?

either way, love em both !
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:52 AM
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How are those exhaust tips so flush with the rear bumpers on those cars?
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:12 AM
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Like the purple but not so much the first one. Pretty sure it's not Zenith Blue since I see that color on a fairly regular basis.
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:13 AM
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I think the purple one is just violet and not violet metallic (same colour as Barney the TT). The first one is a little boring for me, but I love the violet.
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I think the purple one is Amaranth (violet) Metallic.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:50 AM
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HEy THe sTeErinG WhEel is oN th wrOnG sIde
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:44 PM
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definitely not Zenith Blue. which is a cool color in it's own right.




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Old 03-10-2012, 01:52 PM
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definitely not Amaranth. which is much deeper violet (see photo below).

as it turns out the car in the op is indeed Violet Blue Metalic (as is the 968 below).



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Old 03-11-2012, 12:18 PM
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Like them both, but the cocoa interior really sells the first one.
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