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Color Saga continues

HOT UPSETTING UPDATE Yes I am bummed that we are having a ton of our vehicles returned to us for color re-order, but lets not forget why…because of this horrible tragedy in Japan. My best wishes to them.
I order the cars for our store in addition to assisting you nationwide with Corvette and I have had several orders, Suburban’s Cruze’s and more…INCLUDING several beautiful combo’d Corvettes we will never see for 2011. Inventories are low enough, but if you had an order or were about to order a Cyber Grey Corvette for 2011…
(chances are)YOU ARE NOT GETTING IT!

GM has released a list of orders #’s to all dealers this morning - Crystal Red may see the same fate.
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The Wall Street Journal noted the affects on the automobile industry and provided the following:

“A car paint shortage in Japan is causing new problems for the auto industry. A type of shiny pigment widely used in car manufacturing is only produced at a single plant in Japan.

The pigment is called Xirallic and is only produced at an Onahama plant owned by Merck KGaA, a German chemical company. Onahama is a town on the Japanese coast where citizens are still struggling to recover from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan earlier this month. In the wake of the tsunami, the town has been exposed to the radiation leaking from the Fukashima nuclear reactor.

Many major auto makers, such as Ford Motor Co., Chrysler Group LLC, Volkswagen AG, BMW AG, Toyota Motor Corp. and General Motors Co., employ Xirallic to give their metallic paints a sparkling appearance. The troubles in Onahama have forced them into a desperate search to find some other type of paint they can use. Last week Chrysler told dealers that the company plants to limit orders for vehicles in 10 different colors that employ Xirallic pigment. Ford had already told dealers it could no longer take orders for F-150 trucks and other models using “tuxedo black” and three shades of red.”
March 29,2011

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