Lotus Elan

Roman Purple Elan +2S 130/5

PostPost by: JimE » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:50 pm

Jon B,

Some pics of my +2 as requested. The colour on my car is slightly deeper than original. Lotus Cars actually repainted it for me in 1982 and this is how it came out. The colour was introduced late in +2 production in Oct/Nov 1973 so you will only see it on the last cars bearing in mind +2 production ceased around January/February 1974. The Europa Special was also available in this colour.

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PostPost by: p.faurie » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:03 pm

Lovely,it brings out the best in a +2,only surpassed by a type 14 in any colour.
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PostPost by: JimE » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:25 pm

I think the purple complimented the oatmeal ambla trim. Same for the Europa Special.
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PostPost by: Peter +2 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:12 pm

A super looking +2.

Well done.
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PostPost by: JonB » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:19 am

Yes, it's really scrummy looking. I like the pin stripe, gold isn't it?
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PostPost by: JimE » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:45 am

I think I'm right in saying Lotus introduced the gold pin strip when they stopped painting the roofs silver. It was of course, on the limited edition JPS +2s too.
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PostPost by: jeff jackson » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:51 pm

Fabulous colour.
Absolutely love it.

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PostPost by: Bigbaldybloke » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:01 pm

Looks great, quick question on the trim strips on the cill below the door, do they have any finishing bits in the ends of the trim?
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:30 am

Jim, Ford often changed their colours slightly over the years they were being used. I've seen the discussions on Purple Velvet Escort 1300E repainting where folks have discovered 3 different shades of the colour, ranging from a pale metalics to (probably) the colour you have. To my mind it looks all the better for being the darker shade.
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PostPost by: mcclelland » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:28 am

Hi,

with regard to the gold pin stripe....can anyone tell me how wide it is. Thanks in advance.

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PostPost by: The Veg » Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:44 pm

Beautiful car Jim!
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