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I believe the Caddy web site is just color overlays. If you look at the interior colors and switch to shale, you'll see the car changes to one shade rather than the two shades it should.

Digital photos are another problem since depending on your monitor setting and how the photo was scanned or taken, the colors may be inaccurate.

Unfortunately, seeing in person is probably the only way to know for sure.
 

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I saw black at the Los Angeles Car show and Silver Nickel at a consumer research thing I attended. These were both pre-production cars. The black was, well, black. The Silver Nickel has a sort of gold tone to it. The important thing here is the color on the Cadillac Web site is not the same as the color I saw on the pre-production car. So the Web site is just an indication, not a good representation.
 

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I just realized that my dealer has large color swatches in this giant brochure-like display, not to be confused with the brochures they give away, which also has color swatches. The swatches in the regular brochure are small (apx. 1/2 inch by 2 inches) but the swatches in the big display are about 2 inches by 2 inches or so. This will be much better than what any photograph can reproduce.

So go by your dealer, pick up a brochure and check out the large display book. That should help but, of course, it's not like seeing the actual car in the color.
 

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There were some nice shots of a pre-production model in Crimson Pearl in this forum. I believe from my vague memory that it was at an autoshow in Ohio.

As far as I know it isn't resticted. Probably the photographer didn't have access to one during pre-production when the photos were taken.
 

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I am the owner of a Black with Shale interior.

Closed today and will actually take delivery on Monday morning (going out of town for weekend.)

It really looks great. To me, the car looks like it is moving while standing still:)


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Based on this append and some others I got curious about VINs versus deliveries.

The Neiman Marcus editions were all delivered about the same time, with the lower NM numbers being delivered first (roughly).

If you look at the NM numbers on EBay versus the VIN, they are not sequential. For example NM #2 was VIN 416, while NM #59 was VIN 527. So, 57 difference NM numbers was 111 difference in VINs.

Unfortunately, it looks like VINs are not sequential and therefore may not be a good indicator of delivery dates (despite what I may have written earlier). Sorry!
 
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