Lotus Elan

New to the group. I have a couple questions.

PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Jan 01, 2005 10:34 am

Tony,
I think just about everyone agrees that the Sprint looks great in Pistachioover white but I have yet to meet anyone who is totally sure that they could live with it!!
Similarly the Colorado Orange.
Cheers,
Pete
----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Vaccaro
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 10:54 PM
Subject: RE: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple questions.


There was a pistachio green over white Sprint..I know as I have one.(now
painted red) and a fellow Lotus Owner in Manhattan, NYC, has one still the
original color..



I think perhaps the artist just made the wrong shade of green



Tony V



_____

From: Chris Lawson [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 12:25 PM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple questions.



Thanks Pete. I must have been mistaken. I think I will still paint the car
in these colors. Here is a link to a painting showing four sprint colors
and BRG being one of them. But the artist must have been mistaken.
http://davekyte.home.att.net/elanprint.html
----- Original Message -----
From: elansprint71
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple questions.


Chris,
As far as I know, BRG was never an option on Sprints.

Cheers,
Pete. '72 Sprint
----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Lawson
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 8:16 AM
Subject: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple questions.


I own an Elan FHC that I am interested in painting in sprint colors.
BRG/Gold/White. I have the Elan Factory Lotus paint color codes and there
are a lot of versions of BRG on the list that lotus apparently used. I live
in Minnesota, would a local auto paint shop have a tool for looking up
Lotus' original colors? Would the paint codes and supplier spec No's
meaning anything to these people when I order the paint?

Also, the head liner on my car is in serious need of replacement. Any
advice on how to replace and fix my headliner? I appreciate the help!
Chris








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PostPost by: "Roger Sieling" » Sat Jan 01, 2005 3:20 pm

I have the Ditzler equivilent to LO1 code I researched over 20 years ago w/a very helpful employee of the local dealer, who sadly is no longer with us. But I did my Elan S3 with it then and a couple of years ago used it on my 20/22 FJr. It is a perfect match that I tested against the original paintunder the tail lights, which was unaffected by sun and chemicals.

Contact me off list and I will send you a photo and the Ditzler paint code.

>> ***@***.*** 12/31/04 12:24 PM >>>

Thanks Pete. I must have been mistaken. I think I will still paint the car in these colors. Here is a link to a painting showing four sprint colorsand BRG being one of them. But the artist must have been mistaken. http://davekyte.home.att.net/elanprint.html
----- Original Message -----
From: elansprint71
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple questions.


Chris,
As far as I know, BRG was never an option on Sprints.

Cheers,
Pete. '72 Sprint
----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Lawson
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 8:16 AM
Subject: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple questions.


I own an Elan FHC that I am interested in painting in sprint colors. BRG/Gold/White. I have the Elan Factory Lotus paint color codes and there are a lot of versions of BRG on the list that lotus apparently used. I live in Minnesota, would a local auto paint shop have a tool for looking up Lotus' original colors? Would the paint codes and supplier spec No's meaning anything to these people when I order the paint?

Also, the head liner on my car is in serious need of replacement. Any advice on how to replace and fix my headliner? I appreciate the help!
Chris








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PostPost by: mikecauser » Sat Jan 01, 2005 4:04 pm

On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 18:27:34 -0000 "nebogipfel2004" <***@***.***> wrote:

Chris, In the UK both Spies Hecker and PPG list the Lotus "L" paint
codes.

If you've got a URL, or could get me a paper copy, I'll add their codes
to the big list at <http://www.mikecauser.com/lotus/parts/paint_codes.html>


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PostPost by: tvacc » Sat Jan 01, 2005 4:24 pm

Ken M. in Manhattan loves his..only one I have seen still in its original
paint.



Tony V



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From: elansprint71 [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2005 5:35 AM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple questions.



Tony,
I think just about everyone agrees that the Sprint looks great in Pistachio
over white but I have yet to meet anyone who is totally sure that they could
live with it!!
Similarly the Colorado Orange.
Cheers,
Pete
----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Vaccaro
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 10:54 PM
Subject: RE: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple questions.


There was a pistachio green over white Sprint..I know as I have one.(now
painted red) and a fellow Lotus Owner in Manhattan, NYC, has one still the
original color..



I think perhaps the artist just made the wrong shade of green



Tony V



_____

From: Chris Lawson [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 12:25 PM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple questions.



Thanks Pete. I must have been mistaken. I think I will still paint the
car
in these colors. Here is a link to a painting showing four sprint colors
and BRG being one of them. But the artist must have been mistaken.
http://davekyte.home.att.net/elanprint.html
----- Original Message -----
From: elansprint71
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple
questions.


Chris,
As far as I know, BRG was never an option on Sprints.

Cheers,
Pete. '72 Sprint
----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Lawson
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 8:16 AM
Subject: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple questions.


I own an Elan FHC that I am interested in painting in sprint colors.
BRG/Gold/White. I have the Elan Factory Lotus paint color codes and there
are a lot of versions of BRG on the list that lotus apparently used. I
live
in Minnesota, would a local auto paint shop have a tool for looking up
Lotus' original colors? Would the paint codes and supplier spec No's
meaning anything to these people when I order the paint?

Also, the head liner on my car is in serious need of replacement. Any
advice on how to replace and fix my headliner? I appreciate the help!
Chris








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PostPost by: hurdisct » Sat Jan 01, 2005 4:40 pm

Well I have seen two separate pictures of the pistaccio/white sprint in both a coupe and a drop head in my yellow lotus elan book and I must say that the color combination is surprising attractive. At first it reminded me of a kitchen I renovated that was made in the 70's but after looking at it for a bit, it is wonderful. Very interesting story about the dealer mistakecausing a repaint.
Chris
----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Vaccaro
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2005 10:19 AM
Subject: RE: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple questions.


I was not the one the painted over it.I bought the car in 1986 from a guy
that dabbled in sports car sales in State College Pa. I really was the
second owner as the guy I bought it from had only had it a short while and
only bought it to resell it. It had the name of the original owner on the
title.so I called him and this is what I recollect he told me..



My car was purchased in 72 by a Dr of Education from Penn State (State
College PA) ...visiting on sabbatical in Detroit over the summer.He ordered
the car in Blue over white..but when he went to pickup the car..it was
Pistachio. He wanted a another car ordered, but was told by the dealership
they were not ordering any more cars.I seem to recall he said they were
going out of the Lotus business. They said it was this car or nothing. The
Dr said that he had them strip down the car and paint it blue over white,
and then took delivery of the car.



They did a real good job of stripping the car.as when I stripped the car to
paint it red...the only place I found pistachio was on the windshield
frame.and only a little bit.





I painted the car full red because that was an option on the Sprints.but in
retrospect I wish I had done it in the pistachio over white like it came
from the factory.and I am planning on have the car now painted white on the
bottom to at least return it to Sprint livery.



Tony V







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From: elansprint71 [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2005 5:35 AM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple questions.



Tony,
I think just about everyone agrees that the Sprint looks great in Pistachio
over white but I have yet to meet anyone who is totally sure that they could
live with it!!
Similarly the Colorado Orange.
Cheers,
Pete
----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Vaccaro
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 10:54 PM
Subject: RE: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple questions.


There was a pistachio green over white Sprint..I know as I have one.(now
painted red) and a fellow Lotus Owner in Manhattan, NYC, has one still the
original color..



I think perhaps the artist just made the wrong shade of green



Tony V



_____

From: Chris Lawson [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 12:25 PM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple questions.



Thanks Pete. I must have been mistaken. I think I will still paint the
car
in these colors. Here is a link to a painting showing four sprint colors
and BRG being one of them. But the artist must have been mistaken.
http://davekyte.home.att.net/elanprint.html
----- Original Message -----
From: elansprint71
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple
questions.


Chris,
As far as I know, BRG was never an option on Sprints.

Cheers,
Pete. '72 Sprint
----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Lawson
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 8:16 AM
Subject: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple questions.


I own an Elan FHC that I am interested in painting in sprint colors.
BRG/Gold/White. I have the Elan Factory Lotus paint color codes and there
are a lot of versions of BRG on the list that lotus apparently used. I
live
in Minnesota, would a local auto paint shop have a tool for looking up
Lotus' original colors? Would the paint codes and supplier spec No's
meaning anything to these people when I order the paint?

Also, the head liner on my car is in serious need of replacement. Any
advice on how to replace and fix my headliner? I appreciate the help!
Chris








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PostPost by: "Niall Feldman" » Sun Jan 02, 2005 12:32 am

There's a glimpse of a Pistachio FHC Sprint in the background of these
pics from Paul Matty's forecourt...

http://www.paulmattysportscars.co.uk/da ... %20+2S%20O
KN%20551N.jpg
http://www.paulmattysportscars.co.uk/da ... 20elan.jpg

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Lawson [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: 01 January 2005 16:40
To: ***@***.***
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple
questions.



Well I have seen two separate pictures of the pistaccio/white sprint in
both a coupe and a drop head in my yellow lotus elan book and I must say
that the color combination is surprising attractive. At first it
reminded me of a kitchen I renovated that was made in the 70's but
after looking at it for a bit, it is wonderful. Very interesting story
about the dealer mistake causing a repaint. Chris
----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Vaccaro
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2005 10:19 AM
Subject: RE: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple
questions.


I was not the one the painted over it.I bought the car in 1986 from a
guy
that dabbled in sports car sales in State College Pa. I really was
the
second owner as the guy I bought it from had only had it a short
while and
only bought it to resell it. It had the name of the original owner on
the
title.so I called him and this is what I recollect he told me..



My car was purchased in 72 by a Dr of Education from Penn State (State
College PA) ...visiting on sabbatical in Detroit over the summer.He
ordered
the car in Blue over white..but when he went to pickup the car..it
was
Pistachio. He wanted a another car ordered, but was told by the
dealership
they were not ordering any more cars.I seem to recall he said they
were
going out of the Lotus business. They said it was this car or
nothing. The
Dr said that he had them strip down the car and paint it blue over
white,
and then took delivery of the car.



They did a real good job of stripping the car.as when I stripped the
car to
paint it red...the only place I found pistachio was on the windshield
frame.and only a little bit.





I painted the car full red because that was an option on the
Sprints.but in
retrospect I wish I had done it in the pistachio over white like it
came
from the factory.and I am planning on have the car now painted white
on the
bottom to at least return it to Sprint livery.



Tony V







_____

From: elansprint71 [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2005 5:35 AM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple
questions.



Tony,
I think just about everyone agrees that the Sprint looks great in
Pistachio
over white but I have yet to meet anyone who is totally sure that they
could
live with it!!
Similarly the Colorado Orange.
Cheers,
Pete
----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Vaccaro
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 10:54 PM
Subject: RE: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple
questions.


There was a pistachio green over white Sprint..I know as I have
one.(now
painted red) and a fellow Lotus Owner in Manhattan, NYC, has one
still the
original color..



I think perhaps the artist just made the wrong shade of green



Tony V



_____

From: Chris Lawson [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 12:25 PM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple
questions.



Thanks Pete. I must have been mistaken. I think I will still paint
the
car
in these colors. Here is a link to a painting showing four sprint
colors
and BRG being one of them. But the artist must have been mistaken.
http://davekyte.home.att.net/elanprint.html
----- Original Message -----
From: elansprint71
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple
questions.


Chris,
As far as I know, BRG was never an option on Sprints.

Cheers,
Pete. '72 Sprint
----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Lawson
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 8:16 AM
Subject: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple
questions.


I own an Elan FHC that I am interested in painting in sprint
colors.
BRG/Gold/White. I have the Elan Factory Lotus paint color codes and
there
are a lot of versions of BRG on the list that lotus apparently used.
I
live
in Minnesota, would a local auto paint shop have a tool for looking
up
Lotus' original colors? Would the paint codes and supplier spec
No's
meaning anything to these people when I order the paint?

Also, the head liner on my car is in serious need of
replacement. Any
advice on how to replace and fix my headliner? I appreciate the
help!
Chris








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PostPost by: leojenbo » Sun Jan 02, 2005 3:25 pm

Niall,
to me the FHC Sprint in the background is Bahama Yellow. In Duncan
Wherrets book 'Lotus Elan' you will find pretty good photos of 'Gold Leaf'
Sprints in Carnival Red, Colorado Orange and (less good) Bahama Yellow. In
Gordon Lund's book 'Lotus Elan - a Restoration Guide' you will find
Pistachio Lime Green plus Colorado Orange, Carnival Red, and what I think
is Lotus Yellow even though it could be bad print of the lighter Bahama
Yellow judged on some of the pictures.

Leo



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RE: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple questions.






There's a glimpse of a Pistachio FHC Sprint in the background of these
pics from Paul Matty's forecourt...

http://www.paulmattysportscars.co.uk/da ... %20+2S%20O
KN%20551N.jpg
http://www.paulmattysportscars.co.uk/da ... 20elan.jpg

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Lawson [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: 01 January 2005 16:40
To: ***@***.***
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple
questions.



Well I have seen two separate pictures of the pistaccio/white sprint in
both a coupe and a drop head in my yellow lotus elan book and I must say
that the color combination is surprising attractive. At first it
reminded me of a kitchen I renovated that was made in the 70's but
after looking at it for a bit, it is wonderful. Very interesting story
about the dealer mistake causing a repaint. Chris
----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Vaccaro
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2005 10:19 AM
Subject: RE: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple
questions.


I was not the one the painted over it.I bought the car in 1986 from a
guy
that dabbled in sports car sales in State College Pa. I really was
the
second owner as the guy I bought it from had only had it a short
while and
only bought it to resell it. It had the name of the original owner on
the
title.so I called him and this is what I recollect he told me..



My car was purchased in 72 by a Dr of Education from Penn State (State
College PA) ...visiting on sabbatical in Detroit over the summer.He
ordered
the car in Blue over white..but when he went to pickup the car..it
was
Pistachio. He wanted a another car ordered, but was told by the
dealership
they were not ordering any more cars.I seem to recall he said they
were
going out of the Lotus business. They said it was this car or
nothing. The
Dr said that he had them strip down the car and paint it blue over
white,
and then took delivery of the car.



They did a real good job of stripping the car.as when I stripped the
car to
paint it red...the only place I found pistachio was on the windshield
frame.and only a little bit.





I painted the car full red because that was an option on the
Sprints.but in
retrospect I wish I had done it in the pistachio over white like it
came
from the factory.and I am planning on have the car now painted white
on the
bottom to at least return it to Sprint livery.



Tony V







_____

From: elansprint71 [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: Saturday, January 01, 2005 5:35 AM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple
questions.



Tony,
I think just about everyone agrees that the Sprint looks great in
Pistachio
over white but I have yet to meet anyone who is totally sure that they
could
live with it!!
Similarly the Colorado Orange.
Cheers,
Pete
----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Vaccaro
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 10:54 PM
Subject: RE: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple
questions.


There was a pistachio green over white Sprint..I know as I have
one.(now
painted red) and a fellow Lotus Owner in Manhattan, NYC, has one
still the
original color..



I think perhaps the artist just made the wrong shade of green



Tony V



_____

From: Chris Lawson [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 12:25 PM
To: ***@***.***
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple
questions.



Thanks Pete. I must have been mistaken. I think I will still paint
the
car
in these colors. Here is a link to a painting showing four sprint
colors
and BRG being one of them. But the artist must have been mistaken.
http://davekyte.home.att.net/elanprint.html
----- Original Message -----
From: elansprint71
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 9:27 AM
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple
questions.


Chris,
As far as I know, BRG was never an option on Sprints.

Cheers,
Pete. '72 Sprint
----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Lawson
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 8:16 AM
Subject: [LotusElan.net] New to the group. I have a couple
questions.


I own an Elan FHC that I am interested in painting in sprint
colors.
BRG/Gold/White. I have the Elan Factory Lotus paint color codes and
there
are a lot of versions of BRG on the list that lotus apparently used.
I
live
in Minnesota, would a local auto paint shop have a tool for looking
up
Lotus' original colors? Would the paint codes and supplier spec
No's
meaning anything to these people when I order the paint?

Also, the head liner on my car is in serious need of
replacement. Any
advice on how to replace and fix my headliner? I appreciate the
help!
Chris








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PostPost by: "nebogipfel2004" » Sun Jan 02, 2005 6:51 pm

Hi All,

This discussion seems to have drifted away from the original topic ;)

That said, I agree the car in the background looks yellow to me based
on the bright yellow highlight.

On that subject I always thought all the yellow cars are "L07 Lotus
Yellow". I'm pretty certain having stood beside it that Gordon Lund's
unfortunate car was Lotus Yellow (I hear it's written off).

I thought "L10 Bahama yellow" is that horrible (just an opinion) mucky
brownish colour?

I also think both Colorado and Pistachio are dramatic and suit the
Elan but I wouldn't want either on mine!

John
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