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Regency Red Baby Elans

PostPost by: 512BB » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:57 am

Now there you have a proper car in the background. Either a 512 or a 365BB.

What are you doing to that Chris?

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PostPost by: Grizzly » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:10 pm

Your name sake ;)

Pm'd you.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:44 pm

Regency Red was also referred to as Maroon by Lotus and has no relevance to any Jaguar colour.

Regency Red was also referred to as Burgundy by some folk, often dealers in their ads, and clearly does have relevance to the Jaguar colour.

Confusing back then, weren't they!

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PostPost by: cabc26b » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:19 pm

The leftover can of PPG from when i painted the car confirms the PPG reference code given by Tim crosses over to Jaguar 257-TDD which is their Regency red formula from late 60's to late 70's
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:54 pm

trw99 wrote:Regency Red was also referred to as Maroon by Lotus and has no relevance to any Jaguar colour.

Regency Red was also referred to as Burgundy by some folk, often dealers in their ads, and clearly does have relevance to the Jaguar colour.

Confusing back then, weren't they!

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Lets get one thing very clear, The colour LO 11 Regency Red IS Jaguar 257/TDD. I have checked it in the colour books and there is no doubt the formulation is the same it even uses the same Mix code (not similar or looks the same its identical to the gram).

Many Manufactures use each others colours (or they did back then anyway) and just called it some thing else but the Mixing formulation doesn't lie. The great thing about it being a Jag colour is you can have it mixed up in any paint manufacture or type of paint (Synthetic,Enamel,Cellulose,2k,base coat,Epoxy you can even get Powder coat that colour), allot of the Lotus Own colours are not that lucky and quite restricted even difficult to get paint mixed correctly.

I only checked my paint system to see if there was a Maroon that the Lotus colour had been taken from instead (hence the difficulty matching), it just confused me that you hadn't put a clear picture of the colour up so thought there was some confusion.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:49 pm

BTW: Pistachio is a lovely colour especially over white with gold bumpers as per the Sprint colour scheme. You have to see a nicely painted one in the flesh to properly appreciate it.

Not a colour scheme for shrinking violets 8)

A nice deep shade like Regency must look gorgeous, but would be a nightmare to keep clean and shiny if used regular.
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:14 pm

Spyder fan wrote:BTW: Pistachio is a lovely colour especially over white with gold bumpers as per the Sprint colour scheme. You have to see a nicely painted one in the flesh to properly appreciate it.

Not a colour scheme for shrinking violets 8)

Think its one of those colours that looks better in the flesh.
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PostPost by: fj55mike » Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:16 pm

My 1966 S3 car no. 6116 was originally a dark red/maroon color. The area under the bumpers isn't faded at all, so that's what I'll use to do a match. Hard color to take a photo of, but it looks pretty cool in person.

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PostPost by: mariodschy » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:45 pm

My Sprint was originally marron over white, now she is yellow over white but i'll go back to the original color when she need's a new paint.
Here is a picture in original color in the late 80's (paint was very poor).
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PostPost by: elj221c » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:03 pm

mariodschy wrote:Here is a picture in original color in the late 80's (paint was very poor).


Poor! You call that poor?

Pah! :lol:

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PostPost by: c42 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:19 pm

Not sure what you guys are worried about - a bit of T Cut and elbow grease - no worries.

This is poor!
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PostPost by: theelanman » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:28 pm

I left mine a while too.....
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:25 pm

theelanman wrote:I left mine a while too.....


That photo is a load of crap. ;-)
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Nov 18, 2015 8:21 pm

fj55mike wrote:My 1966 S3 car no. 6116 was originally a dark red/maroon color. The area under the bumpers isn't faded at all, so that's what I'll use to do a match. Hard color to take a photo of, but it looks pretty cool in person.

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Please post a picture or two!
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:37 pm

iirc there was also a Jaguar colour called "Carmine Red" which was in the same ball-park. :roll:
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