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Metalalflake roof on Elan?

PostPost by: mmatthej1 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:14 pm

The later +2's featured gold or silver roof finish and I just wonder if anyone has painted thus on a FHC ?

Be interested to see what it might look like !
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PostPost by: redcarandco » Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:57 pm

Not sure 100 % but was only for + 2
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PostPost by: redcarandco » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:00 pm

I always say I am bad in english and but now I am sure also in reading......
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PostPost by: Gordon Sauer » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:14 pm

Never seen it at Lotus meets on any FHC but from my experience with it on my +2, lots of people don't like it. I do however and also like the silver but-painted-roofed early Elites I've seen. Could be nice on a FHC although not on two tone one. Gordon Sauer
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PostPost by: mmatthej1 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:38 pm

gold-roof.jpg and


Hum, never tried a foto attachment before, so not sure if it has worked - supposed to show a red/gold roof Elan (probs just a hard top but in right direction)

Let me know if foto not visible, together with any advice on how to successfully upload !
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PostPost by: SENC » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:05 pm

Worked fine, and I like the look!
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PostPost by: toomspj » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:49 pm

I tried a silver roof on my S2 Elan (Not FHC I realise).
silver-roof-gts-front.jpg and
Spot the red Porsche diesel in the background!
silver-roof-gts-rear.jpg and


After a short while I decided I preferred it one colour (with or without stripes)
solid-roof-gts.jpg and
Seemed to go faster with the stripes


But I think it's all personal preference ...

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:25 pm

Many of the later Elites (1961 / 1962) had silver roofs (rather than metalflake) which did suit pretty well.
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PostPost by: mmatthej1 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:02 pm

Ah, good point about 'proper' Type 14 Elites - they had a small cabin top but certainly looked fine in metallic !
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PostPost by: mmatthej1 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:59 pm

Just came across this piccie - looks not bad !
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PostPost by: knockoffnut » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:27 pm

Hi Paul, Your car looks great in the solid blue. I am trying to decide what colour/shade of blue to paint mine. What colour of blue did you use on your car? Any chance you might have a picture of it without the roof, and before the stripes?
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toomspj wrote:I tried a silver roof on my S2 Elan (Not FHC I realise).
Silver Roof GTS front.jpg
Silver Roof GTS rear.jpg


After a short while I decided I preferred it one colour (with or without stripes)
solid roof gts.jpg


But I think it's all personal preference ...

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