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Best colour for a Elan - Colorado orange ?

PostPost by: Flatcap » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:53 pm

There has been a few posts recently about Colorado Orange, I`m a big fan of this colour but is it the best ? >>>>
your votes on Lotus Yellow or Orange - mine is obviously the ( best ) Orange car :wink:
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:43 am

Yellow
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:33 am

Lagoon obviously! :D
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:39 am

For many many years I always thought yellow, but I'm just an old tart, and it's orange for me now!
But whilst yellow can be on any model of Elan, orange only looks right on Sprints and later Plus 2 cars....obviously :D
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PostPost by: Geoffers71 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:56 am

Elanintheforest wrote:but I'm just an old tart,.........
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Oh come on Mark, you're not that old :D :D :D
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PostPost by: Pastapesto » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:10 am

I'd like to vote "Mark is an old tart"...... :lol: ........anyone with me?

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P.s orange for me........best colour ever, Colorado orange over white......
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:24 am

Plus one to that :lol: I do agree with Mark though, Colorado only looks right on Sprints and I do prefer mono Colorado, but really they're all good :D
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PostPost by: HAIRY » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:52 pm

This might ruffle a fear feathers so I will start by saying sorry to the proud owners of these two fine cars and extend another sorry to all the owners of S4 Sprints and look-alike-Sprints that carry the two tone colour scheme. I have always thought the Sprint livery was a distraction from the purity of the Elans' distinctive form????
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PostPost by: lotusfan » Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:14 pm

My votes are Colorado Orange and old tart.
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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:13 pm

The first Elan I ever sat in was Bahama Yellow
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PostPost by: mmatthej1 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:39 pm

I have owned a yellow/white Sprint in the past but actually nowadays think that combo is a bit 'mainstream' and would go for one of the other mixtures, using lime green, lagoon blue or Colorado in preference, though that's a good comment above mono colours, which somehow look more 'current' to my eyes.

It's all personal preference I suppose !
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:50 pm

Geoffers71 wrote:
Elanintheforest wrote:but I'm just an old tart,.........
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Oh come on Mark, you're not that old :D :D :D


Oh yes he is! :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:59 pm

HAIRY wrote:This might ruffle a fear feathers so I will start by saying sorry to the proud owners of these two fine cars and extend another sorry to all the owners of S4 Sprints and look-alike-Sprints that carry the two tone colour scheme. I have always thought the Sprint livery was a distraction from the purity of the Elans' distinctive form????


I'm sort of with you there, I like the monotone cars and I nearly went monotone Pistachio for my S4. The 1970's colours are very fashionable at the moment, but give it another 10 years we will all be lusting after the white or blue shades again.

There was a very nice pistachio over white Sprint at the Club Lotus Malvern show ( held there because Donington was closed) and the combination of white, lime green and gold just seemed to work splendidly. Mrs T said she liked it and could we have ours that colour scheme, who was I to argue?

Probably the purest Elan of all is a pre airflow S3 coupe, I certainly wouldn't mess one of those up with two tone.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:01 pm

Pastapesto wrote:I'd like to vote "Mark is an old tart"...... :lol: ........anyone with me?

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P.s orange for me........best colour ever, Colorado orange over white......


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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:06 pm

And now I wonder what one would look like in orange! They are nearly all black, solver or grey, so one of those could be sacrificed to be wrapped.
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