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I just received my car title for my recently purchased Spider. When I applied for the title the clerk asked what color. "Avorio" of course is not on the checklist of colors. I described it as ivory or cream or light yellow. I guess these were also not on the list. The title says the color is COPPER.

I asked for a correction, but I'm not expecting one.

UPDATE: In defense of the clerk, I just looked at my copy of the original title application. It says copper and I signed it. Oh well.
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My first Alfa was an 85 Graduate in Ivory!

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My first Alfa was an 85 Graduate in Ivory!

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Mo, I like the color a lot and have received a few compliments already.
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Just don't park it in a field for 5 years. Then the color really would be copper.
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Easy problem to solve. Don't complicate things. When they ask just say "white" or "yellow".

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I like Alabama.. It was the only state in the 50's and 60's who issued titles without even being present or proof the car even existed... and you could live in Alaska... All you needed was a make and Vin number. A new title was issued.
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post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-05-2019, 05:32 PM
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Ours is listed as tan. Ivory must not have been an option in Texas or NewYork

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One of my BMWs is Chamonix. The name comes from a town in France on Mt. Blanc. I just tell them white.

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You could have also told them, "Not red".
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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 08-26-2019, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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I took my title to the DMV and paid for a title correction. ($18) I told the clerk either cream or ivory was ok. Today I got my title. The color is listed as "cream or". not cream, not ivory, not cream or ivory, but cream or. I guess there are a certain number of spaces available for color and they were all used up. Oh, well. it's better than the original copper description. I'm going to let it stay as cream or.
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People who can't get a REAL job end up working for the government. It's the only way to get them off unemployment or welfare.

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The local clerk I have dealt with was very nice and tried to help me get the color designation correct. I suspect the "cream or" was the result of a data entry clerk at the state DMV typing in "cream or ivory", and the software ignoring all the letters past OR. It's probably set up to accomodate common colors [red, black, white, green, blue, silver, gray] which are all short words.

Saturday we bought a new Subaru Crosstrek. It's official color is called "cool gray khaki". The actual color is a light blue. See picture attached. I expect the title will say gray. I'm not going to worry about it.
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Since Avorio means Ivory, that's what I would have said.... but how many people want to look at your title to see what color they entered?
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People who can't get a REAL job end up working for the government. It's the only way to get them off unemployment or welfare.
Government jobs ARE welfare. It's just a bigger paycheck and you have a daytime jail cell and a nasty boss. None of them are "real" jobs.

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