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Froggy- CMJ571L- +2 130/5

PostPost by: iain » Sat May 21, 2016 11:48 am

Froggy- CMJ571L- +2 130/5
My old car, foolishly sold rather than rebuilt- which it needed. Great fun when it worked but frequently broke down. Bought and sold on eBay. Last seen heading for Germany on a wet Winter's night.
Laurel green.
Named by my younger daughter (whose school fees needed paying)
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat May 21, 2016 12:20 pm

You should have sent her to a state school and kept the car...

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sat May 21, 2016 1:11 pm

I remember Froggie coming up for sale, must have been 7 or 8 or more years ago, and very nearly bought her! I seem to remember that the car needed a bit of TLC, or indeed a restoration!

Great colour though, and very unusual.

I think that a friend went around to sneak a few photos in the dark!

Pretty sure that a chap from Germany came on here a few years back with Laurel Plus 2...I bet it's the same one.
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PostPost by: LotusArchives » Sat May 21, 2016 3:47 pm

Just to confirm, was the green a metallic paint finish?
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sat May 21, 2016 4:05 pm

Yes it was, and it had a pearlescent sheen to it as well. It looked stunning when new, but seemed to fade / age quite badly.
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PostPost by: LotusArchives » Sat May 21, 2016 7:07 pm

Thanks, the build records just said 'green'. The only green I could find was mid Green metallic LO.17. It was the name 'Laurel Green' mentioned at the start that made me wonder if there was another green I was not aware of.
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PostPost by: davidc » Wed May 25, 2016 2:59 pm

Mark

is that laurel green in that respray photo?

if so how recent is it?

have you anymore photos?

I'm trying to get a paint code for Laurel Green for my forth coming respray to the body shop!

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Wed May 25, 2016 3:45 pm

It is laurel green in the spray shop, taken about 10 or so years ago. It was a friend's car, long gone I'm afraid.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Wed May 25, 2016 4:56 pm

Beautiful colour!
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PostPost by: LotusArchives » Thu May 26, 2016 7:42 pm

Mid Green metallic was Lotus Paint Code L17
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PostPost by: Uboat » Sun May 29, 2016 7:24 pm

I also have a laurel green + 2. Paintwork is still excellent on wings and doors, but it has fainted on horisontal areas like bonnet and roof, which has always been green and not silver flake. Also, my alloys have never been painted black. Interior is also oatmeal
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