Lotus Elan

Glacier Blue

PostPost by: Dieschelan » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:07 pm

I want to paint my Elan plus 2 in Glacier Blue. But I don't see many cars in this colour. Has someone this colour in his car?
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:41 pm

I have this colour and I have to say it is my favourite for the Plus 2.
I think it is found on later Plus twos but I am still thinking of respraying my early car in this colour. I didn't expect to keep the colour it came with, but I do love it.
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PostPost by: dunclentdr » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:39 pm

My Europa is in Glacier Blue, I think it is quite a rare colour in Lotus of that period, I think it looks fantastic!!

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PostPost by: Dieschelan » Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:03 pm

It's a cool colour. Has someone the paint equivalence? I think is the same colour as ice blue metallic from Austin healey.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:14 am

Lotus Code: LO 18
Glacier Blue, Metallic
Lotus Part No: A050B6223V
PPG Colour Code: 14170
ICI Code: P0794403
Available: Jul 73 - Oct 73
Also called Ice Blue - an Austin Healey colour in 50s, Rover colour in 60s, Triumph colour in 70s

This is a rare colour, only available on the Plus 2S 130 for three months.

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PostPost by: bengalcharlie » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:57 am

wow, Beautiful colour. looks great on your Europa David, and I am sure it looks great on a plus 2 too.

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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:18 am

Wow indeed! Didn't realise it could look so great on a Europa. Very nice David.
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PostPost by: dunclentdr » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:20 am

Thanks - posted as encouragement to paint the Plus 2 that colour!

Glacier Blue is not original to a 69 Europa and not original for most Plus 2 cars either, but what's wrong with painting a lovely car a beautiful colour?!!!!

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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:33 am

Thanks Dave. Trouble is that I did intend to paint yet another car myself but her indoors is determined that after seeing a beautiful Sprint in town recently (built and painted by Paul Matty :roll: ) that her birthday present - the Plus 2 should have a 'proper' paint job! I must admit that metallic painting is not my strong point.
I am off to see a man soon who used to paint for Peter Day so re-mortgaging the house looks likely :lol:
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PostPost by: dunclentdr » Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:40 pm

Saw the earlier post saying that Glacier Blue was only on Plus 2s for 3 months - not sure when that was, here is a link to an advert for a Europa Brochure with what looks like a Glacier Blue one on the cover, 1971 - assume use on Plus 2 may have been around the same time?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Europa- ... 43e1df254d

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PostPost by: trw99 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:35 pm

David

Please see my post above regarding Glacier Blue for the Plus 2S 130 and the relevant dates of its availability.

I believe the Europa brochure uses a Lagoon Blue metallic car, a colour available from October 1970.

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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:54 pm

Great brochure, David. Very nice pix.

I would hazard a guess that the Europa in the brochure is not in Glacier Blue metallic. Looks too dark.

The Lotus-Europa website colours page lists a L41 Crystal Blue but with no pix for reference. Don't know whether that might be the one. In any case, the Lotus-Europa webpage states that Glacier Blue metallic was only available on Europas July 1973 - October 1974 (interesting that the end date is October, but the year later, whereas Glacier Blue for the Plus 2 was July to October 1973; perhaps an error of year on the Europa site? Or just longer availability?).

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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:55 pm

Oops, I see Tim has beat me to a post.

I bow to Tim's assessment of the colour. :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:36 pm

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