Lotus Elan

What colour should it be?

PostPost by: types26/36 » Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:00 pm

SADLOTUS wrote:Anyway, why is it that the colour becomes a really important decision !


Sounds like the wife talking :lol:
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PostPost by: theelanman » Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:13 am

pistachio green........
or colorado orange (its the same colour as lambo' are using now.....cool colour.......
I know of an original sprint with pistachio over white....sounds horrid looks as good as any of the other combo's
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PostPost by: carrierdave » Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:12 pm

I am just getting towards the end of my re-spray. Originally the car was white; then burnt sands and finally JPS Black.
I have now sprayed it British Racing green in a Lotus metallic finish!!

Yes I know sacrilegious but I liked it over the solid colours available.

What do you think?
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PostPost by: thor » Mon Oct 09, 2006 9:04 pm

This colour looks amazing..!\ and actually I had this EXACT idea in my head only yesterday! A green metallic, but a Lotus one.
What colour is it, an Esprit one?
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PostPost by: carrierdave » Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:10 am

Thanks for the positive comments - Its always a bit of a gamble when you do something different.
The colour was selected from a Lechler paint chart; Originally I was looking at the Jaguar BRG but as the Lotus section was within the same colour charts I took a look.

The colour code was A42 which I have subsequently discovered to be a Lotus Esprit - ICI number is P4216490 and the Lotus number is A089B6088V.

I'm in the process of replacing the head lining at the moment, when that is complete and I have the car back together I will post another picture.

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PostPost by: thor » Tue Oct 10, 2006 8:30 am

Nice, please do. ...
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:25 pm

The best colour that I have ever seen on an Elan approximates to Ferrari's Titanium; this is a luminescent dark silver (does that make sense?). This colour showed evey sweep and curve of the body and I'm sure that it was just what Ron intended when he modelled the clay.
Not original; so what. :twisted:

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