Lotus Elan

Emma Peel's Avengers Elan S3 - Colour?

PostPost by: Bibs » Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:45 pm

Hi folks

Would anyone happen to know the exact colour used on SJH 499D? Being a pre-69 car the colour won't be on the chassis plate sadly, not that I have access to that anyway!

Any assistance gratefully received :)
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PostPost by: theelanman » Wed Mar 16, 2016 4:47 pm

hurrah...its been found and rebuilt

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:12 pm

I think, but don't know for certain, that it was Jaguar powder blue.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 5:56 pm

Yes, definitely the Jaguar blue. Deryck will confirm that.

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PostPost by: stevebroad » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:34 pm

Here's a still from the show:

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:43 pm

I think people forget Lotus would paint an Elan any colour the customer wanted, I think they charged fifteen quid for the service. My first S3 was silver from new, it must have looked really odd.
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PostPost by: deryck » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:13 pm

Hi

sent message to you,

best regards,
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:32 pm

Bibs wrote:Hi folks

Would anyone happen to know the exact colour used on SJH 499D? Being a pre-69 car the colour won't be on the chassis plate sadly, not that I have access to that anyway!

Any assistance gratefully received :)


Are you planning a homage for one of the meets Bibs?

See you at Brooklands 8)
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PostPost by: Bibs » Thu Mar 17, 2016 10:42 am

Sorry it's taken a while to post, a little busy with my own site*!

*a site which will never cover the Elan since you guys are so good at it by the way - we tend to always direct Elan enquiries over to here! :)

Thanks for getting in touch Deryck :D

We wanted to know as it's for a project for the factory.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:50 pm

Bibs

I don't think you can leave it there!

Tell more, please!

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:45 pm

I second that.
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PostPost by: pereirac » Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:55 am

Yes.. Please tell :D Could Lotus be planning a 'new' Elan (again)?

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PostPost by: Heuer » Tue Mar 29, 2016 4:15 pm

Bibs wrote:Would anyone happen to know the exact colour used on SJH 499D? Being a pre-69 car the colour won't be on the chassis plate sadly, not that I have access to that anyway!

Any assistance gratefully received :)

If it was a Jaguar paint it would have been Opalescent Silver Blue -
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