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      was Signal Red / Classic Red - 601 - The only bright red for P80 x70s?

      Just curious because I'm looking at buying a car that's got a dented fender. It might be cheaper to get a new fender to put on, but I want to make sure there's not like 4 different versions of red.
      I know there's a Passion Red, but I think that's for P2s and there's a Bright Red (601) that was 850R only.

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      609 is the most common red, but there are a couple other shades that are considered red.

      Venetian Red


      Coral red
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      He said BRIGHT red not burgundy or "almost pink"!!!
      601 and 609 are it
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      Jim, I had a junkyard try to sell me a door they described as "silver" that was actually tan/beige (see below) People don't always do such a good job of describing colors, so it was way easier to show him there are a couple variants to watch out for.




      Also, 601 is 850R only, so as far as his search goes, that is as irrelevant as either of the examples I posted.
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      Quote Originally Posted by JRL View Post
      He said BRIGHT red not burgundy or "almost pink"!!!
      601 and 609 are it
      Quote Originally Posted by andyb5 View Post
      Also, 601 is 850R only, so as far as his search goes, that is as irrelevant as either of the examples I posted.
      Ok, thanks. I just wanted to make sure 601 was 850R only.

      I think I would end up going to a yard and checking for it myself but wanted to make sure that 609 was the only one that I'm looking for

      Thank you all.

      On another topic... did they offer that Venetian Red in 1998? Looks fantastic. Is it a V70R only color though?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      On another topic... did they offer that Venetian Red in 1998? Looks fantastic. Is it a V70R only color though?
      For this generation car, Venetian is 00 R only. There is a guy in RI who has one he might be selling, he's over on V70R.com.
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      Again not exactly
      I've had an XC in Venetian red but it's VERY rare
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      Ok, thanks.

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      Wow all shined up like that Venetian Red is a superb looking color.
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      Lots of picture adjustment there, too much contrast
      V Red is not that dark
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      yeah, I found a few other V Reds... they're... um... sorta... wine colored.

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      Bumping this thread, had a Venetian Red 1998 V70 GLT traded in last night and figuring out if I want another money pit.
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      No Venetian Red in 98, That would be Ruby Red, much darker, no metallic
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      Quote Originally Posted by JRL View Post
      No Venetian Red in 98, That would be Ruby Red, much darker, no metallic
      Thanks Jim. 104k and black interior makes it tempting.
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      I can't remember the color codes or the official names but I remember when the 850s were new they had a classic red color and then in '96 they had a special brighter red for the 850R only. I remember thinking that was the best red I've ever seen on any car. I want to say it was called "fire orange" or something like that?

      Oh wow! I just looked at the post above and there it is in Denton's sig! Flame Red! I think the memory of orange came from me thinking that the color had the slightest bit of orange to it. At any rate it is a beautiful color!
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      There is no "Flame Red"
      609 and 601 (R red) are the only two
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      Quote Originally Posted by JRL View Post
      There is no "Flame Red"
      609 and 601 (R red) are the only two
      I thought I saw Flame Red in the original literature, I'll defer to you on this.
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      According to the uk volvoclub site, flame red is color 241 and was only offered on S40/V40s. What's your actual color code?
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      Well whatever that red is called that came on the 850Rs, it's the best Volvo red although the new R design red is really nice too IMO.
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      New (04 up) is Passion Red, very bright, nice color
      601 I think is called Bright Red
      609 is called Classic Red
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      Sorry, but there IS another red available in P80s that was delivered on at least early 98 - likely manufactured in 97 models. It's 418 Pearl Red / Regent Red Metallic. It's claimed as an 850 and S/V90 color but I've personally seen it on more than one car, an S70 and a V70 and it looks very much like Venetian until you see the two side by side. And yes I confirmed it on the VIN plate in the engine bay.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Burn-E View Post
      Sorry, but there IS another red available in P80s that was delivered on at least early 98 - likely manufactured in 97 models. It's 418 Pearl Red / Regent Red Metallic. It's claimed as an 850 and S/V90 color but I've personally seen it on more than one car, an S70 and a V70 and it looks very much like Venetian until you see the two side by side. And yes I confirmed it on the VIN plate in the engine bay.
      Googling the color, yes, our car is 418 Regent Red.
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      He is talking about SOLID, BRIGHT reds
      Not Coral red and not Regent red
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      Quote Originally Posted by Denton View Post
      Googling the color, yes, our car is 418 Regent Red.

      Are you sure about that? I don't remember Regent Red being an option for 850Rs, although I could be wrong but I've never seen one before. IRRC Rs came in white, black and red only.
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      You need to calm down and read before posting
      Look at his signature
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      ^Is that directed at me? Not sure what you're getting at there? His sig says flame red and then he said "our car is regent red?" Just trying to get it straight.
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      Quote Originally Posted by T501 View Post
      Are you sure about that? I don't remember Regent Red being an option for 850Rs, although I could be wrong but I've never seen one before. IRRC Rs came in white, black and red only.
      I'm sorry, not being clear. The '98 V70 GLT that I posted about in this thread is Regent Red, not Venetian or Ruby or anything else.

      You're right about it not being an 850R color.
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