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Best colour for a Elan - Colorado orange ?

PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:17 pm

Lagoon blue.

Even though I have a Yellow one and a Red one!!!!!!
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:21 pm

Elanintheforest wrote: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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It would look nasty, far better to leave them blue rinse with highlights

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:33 pm

Wrong car!
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:37 pm

Tawny over White, as its so so rare and so so 70's
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:45 pm

Elanintheforest wrote:Wrong car!



They all look the same to me.

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PostPost by: bulfin » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:11 pm

Yellow, like my S4!
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:27 am

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LAGOON BLUE
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:00 am

alan.barker wrote:
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LAGOON BLUE
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Thats NICE!
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:02 pm

Mazzini wrote:
alan.barker wrote:
LITTLE LO CLOYES SUR LOIR.JPG

LAGOON BLUE
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Thats NICE!


Apart form the dodgy stripes :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: elated » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:53 pm

Not pistachio or tawny, for me Lagoon Blue over white is definitely best
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:56 pm

Many thanks Gordon :D :D :D
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:05 pm

"Probably the purest Elan of all is a pre airflow S3 coupe, I certainly wouldn't mess one of those up with two tone."

Amen to that. I'm hoping mine will have a new coat of its original Monaco red in another month.

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:23 pm

Monaco Red is a seriously rare colour on an Elan, but there is another chap on here restoring one, PastaPesto (Adam). His is a very early Coupe, with a red interior, which should look absolutely stunning when finished. Hurry up Adam!!
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:29 pm

1000% keep them as they came out the factory, always the best 8) 8) 8) colour, engine, chassis 8) 8) 8)
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PostPost by: jimj » Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:37 pm

It`s not often that I agree with Pete but Lagoon Blue and monotone if you have good taste. Orange looks nice on Satsumas and 2 tone suits Mini Coopers, but, really the best colour of all is called subjective.
Today there was still salt on the road but the Elan was peeping out, feeling blue.
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