Lotus Elan

French Blue

PostPost by: snowyelan » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:21 pm

Hi All,

I have searched using google and this sites tool, but haven't found a definitive answer. Does anyone know if Triumph french blue is the same as Lotus french blue?

The following are listed as cross references I pulled from this thread. It notes that Lotus french blue was a triumph color, but doesn't say it was Triumph french blue
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PJ 6170Z1280
A036B6316V
ICI P0307210 7210 LOT0046

The wiki on this site lists:
Pinchin Johnson: 6170X5105 (different from above)
ICI: P0307210
PPG: LOT.0046

A triumph site lists:

PPG 14658
Dupont 43021

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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:23 pm

I also had a heck of a time

73-75 BMC
Volvo and others use it.

I was told mine was French Blue, but it is much darker. I asked the seller for the previous owners contact. Finally got in touch with the “body shop”.
Their claim is a Ford from the 70’s.

So I was at a loss. Had 3 different body shops optical paint analyzer, and tried the 3 results. Nope.

I dont think mine is a Wedgewood or Royal.

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Edit, the reason I quite like my paint, is it has some Purple, and Dark pigments as well as some metallic.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:57 am

Scott,

Lotus French Blue is the same as Triumph French Blue.

Early colours are often Triumph based.

h20hamelan

Your colour is definitely not French Blue nor a Lotus colour, from what I can see. It looks like the Ford claim is true, Escorts of the late 70s had a similar looking colour.

Photo of Lotus French Blue rear, Wedgewood Blue front, attached for comparison.

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PostPost by: TBG » Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:03 am

What colour was this one Tim?

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:39 am

Forgive me for butting in but I think that looks like Wedgewood, but could be Medici?
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PostPost by: Davefettback » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:51 am

I found this colour sheet a few years back. Can’t vouch for accuracy, however it looks to be well researched.
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PostPost by: snowyelan » Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:14 pm

Thanks All,

Dave, could you upload a larger image of the document? I can't make it out when I expand it.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:19 pm

[quote="TBG"]What colour was this one Tim?[/quote]

White with black bumpers David.

Actually, that looks like Wedgewood Blue and a press car too. However, D is a 1966 plate, whereas Wedgewood Blue was not introduced until mid 67. So it could be Medici Blue which was also a Standard Triumph colour.

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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:00 pm

[quote="Davefettback"]I found this colour sheet a few years back. Can’t vouch for accuracy, however it looks to be well researched.[/quote]

It was very well researched! I have attached the latest update.

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PostPost by: TBG » Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:45 pm

Tim - you have unlocked a brain cell and I remember when I bought it in 1966 it was Medici blue. Gosh I loved that car but children, Cortina Estates and black bumpers beckoned..................

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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Sat Apr 10, 2021 8:36 pm

Apologies for the massive thread drift but...
Albion or Bulwark TBG?
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