Lotus Elan

Restoration

PostPost by: shaun » Sat May 04, 2019 5:01 pm

90% finished, a bit different from when I bought it
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sat May 04, 2019 5:38 pm

Lovely job, what IS that colour? - looks really good. Very well done.
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Sat May 04, 2019 5:45 pm

my bet is Cirrus White (picking up the surrounding light on some photos)...
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sat May 04, 2019 8:28 pm

Looks like UDT green!
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PostPost by: shaun » Sat May 04, 2019 8:43 pm

The colour is one of the later Citroen colours almond green not like my old plus 2 which was Aston Martin almond green
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PostPost by: Frogelan » Sun May 05, 2019 4:25 am

It looks very good, well done!
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Sun May 05, 2019 9:40 am

Looks brilliant Shaun, who did your painting? Did you strip back to the gel coat?
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sun May 05, 2019 9:57 am

Impressive restoration! Very nicely done!
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PostPost by: shaun » Sun May 05, 2019 10:44 am

The body was soda blasted under bonnet , inside boot and the whole underside. SMS did a lovely job of the paint work and cutting of the doors to get a fantastic fit
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PostPost by: persiflage » Mon May 06, 2019 9:16 am

Beautiful.
I think the colour sets the car off very well, how did to come to choose it?
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PostPost by: shaun » Tue May 07, 2019 11:49 am

The car was painted as a sprint when I bought it .After checking I found it should have been blue but didn’t fancy it , I’ve always liked the old fiat 500 colours of the 60s so I had a spray out done but found it too light in the end I saw a modern Citroen in the colour I chose so when online to check Citroen colour schemes and ended up with the green I have today
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Wed May 08, 2019 6:12 am

Hi Shaun,

What a fantastic job. Well done.
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