Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: Dag-Henning » Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:50 am

Does anyone have a clue abt the code for the "correct" yellow that was used to go with the racing green, as used by Team Lotus in the old days??
I know there must be abt 100 opinions on this, but I'll give it a try anyway......

Tks.

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PostPost by: Ry_Willi » Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:36 pm

Hi Dag

According to a 1967 book on motor racing team colours and markings, lotus used ICI P030-5250 for the green and industrial paints TXGL 172/1 for the yellow. Hope this is of help.

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PostPost by: alaric » Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:05 pm

Someone else from Dorset? Fantastic. Welcome to the forum :)
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PostPost by: M100 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:58 pm

Ry_Willi wrote:According to a 1967 book on motor racing team colours and markings, lotus used ICI P030-5250 for the green and industrial paints TXGL 172/1 for the yellow.


Interesting!

The first code doesn't match to the L01 "British Racing Green" used on the road cars (ICI P030-2854) and it's not the Cortina green either!

Can't find anything on the yellow though
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PostPost by: Dag-Henning » Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:57 am

Tks Ryan, I'll ask the paint-shop to come up with a sample of yr code.
I have painted my car Brooklands Green ( BMC) as recommended by TT.
This is a clear, dark BRG colour, without being "black", but requires a sort of warm yellow.....- I believe..... This isn't easy... :?

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