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Orange Blossom Trail tour. Whose blue Elan is this?

PostPost by: gjz30075 » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:53 pm

I know I posted this last year when the pictures came out for the 2017 tour and I don't think I got an answer (search doesn't bring it up), so, I'll ask again: Is this anyone we know? Looks like Maryland plates. This is from
the 2018 tour.
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PostPost by: denicholls2 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:14 pm

Dunno, but I do like the blue. Close to Lagoon but it pops more. :)

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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:41 pm

What is this tour? A quick-n-dirty web search reveals nothing.
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PostPost by: knockoffnut » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:54 pm

Wow I really like that blue. I would love to know what paint code that is.
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PostPost by: lotocone » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:55 pm

The Veg wrote:What is this tour? A quick-n-dirty web search reveals nothing.


Here is some info Veg. Looks like it was last month in Georgia and Florida. http://www.orangeblossomtour.com/
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:25 pm

Right. It's a precursor event, put on by Classic Motorsport magazine, to the Amelia Island Concours
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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:18 pm

The color is a 1964, 65, 66, 67 Medici Blue. I'm not sure if that's the same car but the good folks at Motorsports Magazine have been restoring a S1 Elan for the past 1 1/2 years as a magazine project. It's just recently finished and was presented at the Amelia Island Concours in Florida. The tour was a precursor to the Concours. It may be the same car.

Numerous vendors have been donating toward the restoration project. I donated interior components, R&D Enterprises donated numerous parts, and TwinCam Sportscars donated expertise. It's a great series of articles in restoring an early Elan that was beyond restoration possibilities. The article was called RESTORATION IMPOSSIBLE!

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PostPost by: pharriso » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:13 pm

This car has Panasports & a rollbar, classic Motorsport can had neither...
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:44 am

Also, the car is the pic has window frames and front reflectors, the Classic Motorsport car is an S1.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:31 am

Hmmmmmmm, at $1100+ per day, I don't think I'll be on tour, not that they'd allow a shabby car like Yelotus anywhere near them anyway! :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:22 am

Don?t know the owner but I think this may be the same car:

https://www.vintagerestorationsltd.com/ ... 20Elan.jpg
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PostPost by: pharriso » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:58 am

1owner69Elan wrote:Don?t know the owner but I think this may be the same car:

https://www.vintagerestorationsltd.com/ ... 20Elan.jpg


That's the one... nice car!
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PostPost by: lotocone » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:58 am

pharriso wrote:
1owner69Elan wrote:Don?t know the owner but I think this may be the same car:

https://www.vintagerestorationsltd.com/ ... 20Elan.jpg


That's the one... nice car!


That's pretty similar to the one that's at Wire Wheel now. The front badge, wheels, and hood/bonnet are different though. http://www.wirewheel.com/1970-Lotus-Ela ... dster.html
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PostPost by: knockoffnut » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:20 pm

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Hi Frank, I have been collecting many pictures of both original unrestored cars and restored cars claiming to be Medici blue, and this one looks darker in these pictures than what I have seen as Medici. I am still trying to get some paint mixed up and/or matched to Medici blue to check against the old paint of my Seven S2 to see if it is in fact Medici Blue (in its first paint) It can be very difficult to get a representative photograph of some of these colours. Here are two pictures that I think are
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quite representative of Medici blue.
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PostPost by: knockoffnut » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:25 pm

Sorry about the odd notes about the attachments in the post. I am still struggling with posting pictures.
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