Lotus Elan

Original S1 engine bay colour - pictures

PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:58 pm

To help others in the future here are a couple of pictures of the original engine bay finish and colour on a very early Elan with body made by Lotus (after the switch from Bourne). Just need to add correct cam cover and airbox next.

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PostPost by: rodlittle » Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:41 pm

The original colour on Bourne bodies was slate grey
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PostPost by: TBG » Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:07 pm

Never seen a cream one............................
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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:38 pm

It is a kind of creamy grey...
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PostPost by: knockoffnut » Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:10 pm

Very helpful, thank you. Gorgeous car BTW.
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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 3:39 pm

Thanks Andrew.

Another source of information on Bourne cars etc is the Facebook group dedicated to Type 26 Elans - https://www.facebook.com/groups/663336827512525

If not already a member you are very welcome to join - over 650 members in 40 countries!

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