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Elan Sprint - which red?

PostPost by: Bruce Crowthorne » Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:39 pm

I am about to get my Elan sprayed. I am having it done in "49" colours so Red over White.
The White is simple - it is Cirrus White.
But there is a choice of Reds - either Carnival or Regency Red.

I beleive that one is more "Orangey" and the other a more "pure" red.
Which one is which?

Which one looks best? What is everyone's opinion?

Thanks in advance
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PostPost by: theelanman » Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:16 pm

carnival red is the standard bright red.....
regency red is dark red....getting towards a dark velvet colour (even maroon I suppose)......
i think it might be L05 youre after (carnival red)......
unless it had its own colour designation.....IIRC these were the only 2 reds that lotus had at the time.......they did more colours a bit later for the elite (wedge) but they wouldnt apply to a sprint in gold leaf colours
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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:09 pm

Yep, the correct Gold Leaf colours and the Lotus codes and supplier numbers are:

L 04; Cirrus White; PJ 6170X0540; ICI P0309049
L 05; Carnival Red; PJ 6170X5350; ICI P0308385

Regency Red is referred to as Maroon in the Lotus paint brochure of 1971

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