Lotus Elan

What colour

PostPost by: alaric » Sun Jan 22, 2006 8:04 pm

My +2 body is rapidly appoaching spray up time, so I have to make a decision on what colour to go for. I want it blue, but what shade? I have seen a couple of light metallic blue cars. which I think are lagoon blue - the picture with the +2 parked in front of the mansion house from years ago... I think this is the colour for me. I don't want the metalflake roof, but love that blue.

So, can anyone help me unambiguously identify the colour code? Is there a listing / colour chart anywhere? I know this website has a list of colours (http://www.lotuselan.net/publish/lotus_paint.shtml), but most are not populated with a photo.

Listed under blue for the elan are: French Blue, Glacier Blue (Metallic), Indigo Blue, Lagoon Blue (Metallic).

Perhaps some of you could pop a photo of your cars in there to help.

Thanks.

Sean.
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PostPost by: Si_130/5 » Mon Jan 23, 2006 11:10 am

Hi Sean,

Try this site;

http://www.lotus-europa.com/colors.html

You can enlarge the photos and it's the most comprehensive Lotus colour ID guide I've found. It even gives the Lotus colour code which appears on the VIN plate so people whose cars have been repainted many times can find out the original colour. I also like the car in the 1972 publicity shots taken outside that house but my favourite is dark red with a metalflake roof.

Hope this helps,

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PostPost by: alaric » Thu Jan 26, 2006 1:39 am

Si, that's very helpful. I've forwarded the codes on to spray shop. They should be sending me a sample before long.

Thanks for the help.

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