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Lava Red Mustang GT Premium

hi guys I know this is a old thread but I just bought a Lava Red Mustang GT Premium they called it black I could see it was not I did not know it was rare till I did some sherching
I gotta 2012 Red Lava Mustang Convertible V6 4.7.....got pulled over by police...they thought my car was stolen...plates were from the trade in and registration paper said color was only RED...not Lava Red...I had to explain to the cop to look closer at the paint job...they said I have to go and fix the color on the registration to Lava Red/Black ....Fckn Wisconsin...
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I gotta 2012 Red Lava Mustang Convertible V6 4.7.....got pulled over by police...they thought my car was stolen...plates were from the trade in and registration paper said color was only RED...not Lava Red...I had to explain to the cop to look closer at the paint job...they said I have to go and fix the color on the registration to Lava Red/Black ....Fckn Wisconsin... View attachment 303442
No you don't. People paint and change colors all the time. He just didn't want to look the fool.
 

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They're still available pretty often if you look. There is a real low mileage one for sale on SVTP right now with a Roushcharger on it for $25k. Hardtop, M6, Premium, Lava Red interior trim etc...

However, in even a few years from now they are going to start to get harder and harder to find and are going to be a collectible.

Lol at all the ppl who think that Lava Red is "Red". Most ppl think that they're black until the sun hits the paint and then its like "oshiwtfomg!".
Lava red replaced grey when the 2012 Mustang production began. In the spring of 2011 the pigment for that paint became unavailable due to the Tsunami in Japan. Ford continued to produce/fill Lava red orders for the next few months, then they discontinued Lava red and replaced it with Grey. I believe the only other time Lava red was offered was in a special Harley edition of an F series truck a few years earlier.
From time to time I would jump on the web and Google "Lava red convertible" just to see what pops up, which by chance is what I did tonight and I found your post.
I too own one of 96, 2012 Lava Red GT convertibles produced. Attached is a page from a thread I found last year with the build numbers, they are pretty rare. I don't know what the numbers in parentheses on that sheet are, but if you take 2.36% of 4066 GT convertibles you get 96 lava red ones. Total Lava red production is another story, there were lots of hard tops and V6 convertibles produced. Of 88,064 - 2012 cars, it looks like 6869 other configurations were also painted lava red.
I just bought this beaut from my mechanic in excellent condition. Then a dang concrete truck bit the trunk. I'm scared we won't find the paint. Still doing research. Glad I found this info. Thank you 😊
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Only thing that really pisses me off are ppl who drill into the bumpers on cars with rare paints like this. I mean I know dealers do it and not everyone is an enthusiast but nothign looks ****tier than a flat plate on the front of a really mean looking bumper. There are drill free brackets for those who have to be in compliance like me driving onto a military installation in a state that requires front plates. Can easily be taken off for shows or just because I never got stopped by any cops ever in all my years driving in NJ for no front plate.
I just got rear ended Friday. By a [email protected] cement truck. I'm afraid they won't find the paint 😭
Do we know if it's available? I was told by the original owner, it is not available. Still researching.
I still have paper plates 😢😢
 

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2012 lava red was only for 6 months. IIRC they got the paint from Japan and then Fukishima happened. But... if they can get paint for a 1996 Mystic I can't see them not being able to get paint for this. Let us know!
 

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What the FUKishima was that guy thinking? Prolly texting/driving :mad:
Ya, most rear endings that aren't in a bedroom are from texting and driving these days...
 
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