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I know the colour choice is very personal and quite emotive, does anyone have a good photo example of Malbec Black ? I know it may be a love it or hate it choice. Just curious if anyone on here has one with "real life" photos.

It was the only colour choice left on a very good lease deal that was going, so it was either this or nothing for me. The Solid Black was briefly available but I missed out on that.


I think it will be like a lot of dark metallic colours, when clean and on a Sunny day will look nice, but it is keeping it clean that will be a pain. Will give me a chance to try the Gtechniq car cleaning and maintenance solutions on it

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Ours is Malbek Black, we didn't have a choice either but it was my wife's favorite colour anyway (and it’s her car after all).

In real life, well it’s mostly black, a very nice metallic black though, and on a very sunny day it’s a classy eggplant colour with copper reflections.
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Ours is Malbek Black, we didn't have a choice either but it was my wife's favorite colour anyway (and it’s her car after all).

In real life, well it’s mostly black, a very nice metallic black though, and on a very sunny day it’s a classy eggplant colour with copper reflections.

Thanks Pat, that is good to hear

Be nice to see some photos if you get a chance. Although, I get the impression it is hard to show it in real-life terms through photos.

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Not sure how to insert pics on this forum, however I'll give it a try.

On this pic, the car was not too clean after a long trip across France.

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Always loved the Malbec Black. You really have to see it in person to really appreciate it. It's gorgeous
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Not sure how to insert pics on this forum, however I'll give it a try.

On this pic, the car was not too clean after a long trip across France.

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No picture will do it justice since this is a sensitive color. So sensitive that right from the factory it requires some indepth detailing just to let the color come out more.
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Malbec Black is a color you have to see in the sunlight. You can look for pictures online but you won't get a grasp of it at all. The first time I seen Malbec Black was indoors and the lighting was less than great and I didn't even notice it, as soon as the car was pulled out of the shop and started entering the sun, I had to run and stop the guy just so I could get an up close look at it
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Malbec is a purple grape variety used in making red wine

It is one of the six grapes allowed in the blend of red Bordeaux wine, however it is now found primarily in the less prestigious Cahors wine in South West France.

While Malbec is declining in France, the grape is today increasingly used in the United States and more importantly, it has become the most widely planted red grape variety in Argentina since the local wine industry decided to produce premium wine for the export market.


Knowing the quality of Argentinian wine, it should be good and we’re back in the premium market !
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Too bad as much as this is like wine, unlike wine, as it ages it gets worse

But although this is a harder color to maintain its still very worth the effort, not everyone is willing to put in the work to maintain these.

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Majority of people are definitely not willing to put in the work, and because they see the car everyday, they often don't see the damages that get incurred slowly over the years until they see a brand new one.
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