Lotus Elan

Boot / Trunk Lid

PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:09 pm

There is a really nice S4 S/E dhc for sale on the PMS website. The inner boot lid is painted satin black. I've seen a few cars like that. Thirty-seven years ago the late Mick Miller told me that he painted the inside of the boot lid in body colour, but he didn't polish it. I can't remember if he said that was how the factory did it. I wonder did the factory paint the inner lid in body colour or black or in true Lotus tradition - both, depending on how the fella on the line felt that day.
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:23 pm

My 69 S4SE DHC had the boot lid interior painted in body color from the factory. Was finished reasonably. Not an overspray.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:41 pm

1owner69Elan wrote:My 69 S4SE DHC had the boot lid interior painted in body color from the factory. Was finished reasonably. Not an overspray.


And for points and prizes - where was the jack located when you picked up your car? :D :D
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PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:07 pm

Mazzini wrote:
1owner69Elan wrote:My 69 S4SE DHC had the boot lid interior painted in body color from the factory. Was finished reasonably. Not an overspray.


And for points and prizes - where was the jack located when you picked up your car? :D :D


That I don't remember. Perhaps in the spare tire cavity or otherwise loose. inside a black burlap sack. with the knock-off hammer and wrench/adapter for the Nader nuts.

My factory tool set was stolen during transport back to the states so I think that was loose in the boot.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:19 pm

1owner69Elan wrote:
Mazzini wrote:
1owner69Elan wrote:My 69 S4SE DHC had the boot lid interior painted in body color from the factory. Was finished reasonably. Not an overspray.


And for points and prizes - where was the jack located when you picked up your car? :D :D


That I don't remember. Perhaps in the spare tire cavity or otherwise loose. inside a black burlap sack. with the knock-off hammer and wrench/adapter for the Nader nuts.

My factory tool set was stolen during transport back to the states so I think that was loose in the boot.


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PostPost by: GLB » Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:43 pm

My Boerne body S 1 has never been painted in all of its repaints and remains grey, tatty but grey. My 70 +2s was painted body color, as was a very original S 3 elan that I once had. Gary
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PostPost by: elans3 » Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:45 am

My '68 S3 S/E was in body colour from new too.
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