Lotus Elan

Sprint Colors.

PostPost by: s2lola » Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:42 pm

Carl,

Would it be possible to post a good pic(s) of your car in Colorado Orange???
Would like to get a sense of the colour re my own Elan restoration.

Cheers,
Bill Tebbutt
Owner of an Elan, and a long running list of race cars that have all been
orange.

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Sorry I've joined this thread late but I've been away.

I've had my sprint from new and I repainted it in 1991. The car was painted
completely in Colorado orange with the white applied over the orange. The
gel coat, to which it was all stripped back, was clear.

Lotus, in original Chapman fashion, charged ?15 for not spraying the bottom
Cirrus white.

I also have a S/130/5 with a silver metalflake roof. The metalflake was
sprayed into the gel coat during lay-up. This was the only time with the
original Elans that Lotus dabbled with the gel coat. Funnily enough I had
that resprayed in 1985 by TVR when I was living in Blackpool.

I also made a pair of fibreglass bumpers for a friend's S130/5 and sprayed
silver metalfake into the gel coat. They looked absolutely awful on the car!

Carl Peters

1972 Sprint
1973 S130/5

My metalflake roof was resprayed in 1984
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All I can say..is that they took down my car to the gel when they painted
it..and it was not white..



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PostPost by: "nebogipfel2004" » Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:55 pm

In ***@***.***, Bill Tebbutt <[email protected]> wrote:
Carl,

Would it be possible to post a good pic(s) of your car in Colorado
Orange???


Bill,

If you can get to see a copy of "Lotus Elan" (Osprey Classic Marques)
by Duncan Wherrett, there are some nice pictures of a Colorado over
White Sprint in it.

I've seen the book on Ebay.

John
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PostPost by: s2lola » Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:19 pm

Thanks! Will do.

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In ***@***.***, Bill Tebbutt <[email protected]> wrote: Carl,

Would it be possible to post a good pic(s) of your car in Colorado Orange???


Bill,

If you can get to see a copy of "Lotus Elan" (Osprey Classic Marques) by
Duncan Wherrett, there are some nice pictures of a Colorado over White
Sprint in it.

I've seen the book on Ebay.

John









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PostPost by: "Clivey Boy" » Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:20 am

Bill
If you want some other pictures of a Colorado orange Elan. Check out mine:-
http://groups.msn.com/cliveyboylotus
Clive
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PostPost by: s2lola » Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:03 pm

Thanks Clive. Great looking machine to my eye, in that colour.

Cheers,
Bill

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Bill
If you want some other pictures of a Colorado orange Elan. Check out mine:-
http://groups.msn.com/cliveyboylotus
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PostPost by: "Tim and Jo" » Fri Feb 25, 2005 2:18 am

For some (medium) higher resolution pictures of my Colorado
Orange over Cirrus White Elan Sprint, check my web site:

<http://www.members.cox.net/elans4/>.

My car was originally painted Colorado Orange/Cirrus White.
The colors wrapped into the door jambs. The colors were
painted on - when it was stripped for repainting, the gel
coat was not "painted" (or white)...

Tim Mullen

Chantilly, VA
72 Elan Sprint
05 Elise
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PostPost by: Steve Crook » Fri Feb 25, 2005 1:13 pm

My genuine sprint is presently down to the gel coat and is not white -
it was definitely painted

Steve

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