Lotus Elan

Various Elan blues for my 26R fast road car.

PostPost by: tvacc » Sat May 18, 2019 6:23 pm

You are probably right. I just looked on a youtube video and it does seem a little less blue. I was going by memory.
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sat May 18, 2019 6:29 pm

Nothing wrong in taking a guess. Emma Peel's car was my dad's dream car and he had all of the corgi toys, I think that's where I inherited the Lotus bug.
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PostPost by: Concrete-crusher » Sat May 18, 2019 7:17 pm

I have just finished about an hour ago spraying my S4 wedge wood blue, looks lovely

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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sat May 18, 2019 8:41 pm

Nearly went for wedgwood blue. My dad wanted a brighter colour though.
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Mon May 20, 2019 5:46 pm

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[/img][/img]I know this isn't a pic of my blue Elan, but rather my old Bug-eyed autocrosser painted in Triumph's Valentia blue and this is the color that my white Elan S3/26R will be after its restoration. It is shown in the next photo of my garage being rebuilt, last time that Elan has been outdoors since 1984.
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Mon May 20, 2019 5:59 pm

Funnily enough your Sprite is the same colour scheme of corgi model elan.
Your elan will probably look similar too. Keep me posted on that, our cars will be very similar when finished.
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Mon May 20, 2019 6:11 pm

And my Modus F3 car will also be Valentia Blue (notice the orange nosecone sitting on the S3/26R) . I suppose I should get off the computer and out in the shop so that I can make some progress on these projects.

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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Mon May 20, 2019 6:14 pm

I know how you feel Roger, getting specialists to do it is another option but they charge a premium.
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Thu May 23, 2019 6:47 pm

Found some more photos of the car I saw a few years ago. Really starting to like medici blue.
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:29 pm

I spent the day yesterday with Dunclentdr1 at shelsley walsh yesterday It certainly put a spin on things. I was almost convinced that we were going to paint our car medici blue, but then I saw his car again. It was absolutely beautiful. The french blue sets it off perfectly and as a result we are going to paint it french blue.
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PostPost by: Chrispy » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:52 pm

Excellent choice! :D
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:30 pm

Thanks.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:44 pm

Elan45 wrote: It is shown in the next photo of my garage being rebuilt, last time that Elan has been outdoors since 1984.


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