He has freckled skin (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3640/...36a51b119c.jpg), although the skin on his nose and genitals appears gray/black.
His eyes are lighter than most palominos': http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3553/...6f2b02cb_b.jpg
And he's pretty shiny: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3499/...9b95490a_b.jpg
I seriously doubt he's champagne, but do you think it's worth the $25 (on top of $50 I've spent on my mare : /)? I've seen some gold champagnes that aren't that freckled around the nose and genitals...