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Lotus allocates a paint code to all its colours, and generally includes the code either on the V.I.N. label, or a dedicated label nearby.

Some colours may also by used by other manufacturers, but many are Lotus specific.

The following list identifies all colours used to date, and includes the paint suppliers reference number which should be quoted when ordering material from an automotive paintshop. Note that the Lotus paint code prefix

letter identifies the paint type as follows:

‘L’ prefix codes indicate nitro-cellulose paint for which two suppliers reference numbers are sometimes quoted .

International Paint (formerly Pinchin & Johnson) and ICI.

‘A’ prefix paint codes are used for cars finished in ICI 2K two pack acrylic polyurethane paint introduced around 1977.

‘B’ codes indicate DuPont basecoat/clear acrylic enamel paint introduced during 1991, with water based paints being phased in during 1997.

‘S’ codes were used for a short period only (1976/77) and indicate that the body was moulded with integral colour using ICI 2K two pack polyurethane paint of the P407 line. These cars should be repaired using conventional materials and techniques.

Location of Your Car's Paint Code

This can normally be found on the chassis plate sticker.

Elan M100s may be an exception to this.

Paint Code Example: B20 = Azure Blue

Chassis Plate locations

Under the Bonnet:

Elise S1 / Exige S1 / 340R



Inside the car on the inner sill panel near the drivers seat:

Elise S2 / Exige S2

Europa S

Paint Colour Manufacturer Code & Code No.

L01 British Racing Green PJ 6170Y2790 ICI P030 2854

L02 French Blue PJ 6170Z1280 ICI P030 7210

L03 Wedgewood Blue PJ 6170Z1290

L04 Cirrus White PJ 6170X0540 ICI P030 9049

L05 Carnival Red PJ 6170X5350 ICI P030 8385

L06 Burnt Sand PJ 6170X4570 ICI P030 6853

L07 Lotus Yellow PJ 6170X3940 ICI P030 9547

L08 Matt Black PJ 0235X9050RZ ICI Non Gloss

L09 Royal Blue PJ 6170Z1920 ICI P030 7557

L10 Bahama Yellow PJ 6170Y3140 ICI P030 6854

L11 Regency Red PJ 6170Y5960 ICI P030 9053

L12 Lagoon Blue PJ 6170A1130 ICI P031 4339

L13 Pistachio Lime Green PJ 6170W2230R1 ICI P030 9052

L14 Colarado Orange PJ 6170Z5980RJ ICI P030 9055

L15 Black Gloss ICI P030 122

L16 Ford Tawny PJ 6170A4330 ICI P031 3626

L17 Renault Mid Green PJ 6170A2580

L18 Glacier Blue ICI P079 4403

L19 Sable ICI P030 7604

L20 Indigo Blue

L21 Purple ICI P031 4963

L22 Bitter Green PJ 6170X2097 ICI P030 9501

L23 Sepia Brown PJ 6170Y4817 ICI P030 TW25028

L24 Firecracker PJ 6170X5150

Lotus Touch Up No.


ICI P030 8662

L25 Monaco White ICI P030 7517 B050B6237S

L26 Olympic Blue ICI P030 9257

L27 Gunmetal ICI P031 3141

L28 Rover Brown

L29 Mint Green ICI P030 DC27

L30 Garnet ICI P031 4984

L31 Lemon Yellow ICI P030 0455

L32 Oxford Blue ICI P030 113

L33 Ford Signal Orange ICI DA 21

L34 Roman Bronze ICI P031 5050

L35 Brazil ICI P031 4563

L36 Silver ICI P031 5699

L37 Jupiter Basecoat ICI P031 9235

L38 Garnet Basecoat ICI P031 9142

L39 Versailles Red

L40 Midnight Blue ICI P030 4647

L41 Crystal Blue

L42 Calypso Red ICI P030 GJ23

L43 Martini Green

L44 Essex Blue ICI P031 9176

L45 British Racing Green ICI P030 CC43

L46 British Racing Green ICI P030 8120

L47 British Racing Green ICI P030 8461

Gold Laquer PJ 6170A3130 (Elan sprint bumpers)

Silver Laquer PJ 6170A8020 (Elan bumpers)

S01 White ICI P407 701

Repair Cellulose ICI P030 101

S02 Signal Red ICI P407 717

Repair Cellulose ICI P030 437

S03 Lemon Yellow ICI P407 783

Repair Cellulose ICI P030 455

S04 Orange ICI P407 720

Repair Cellulose ICI P030 457

S05 Oxford Blue ICI P407 738

Repair Cellulose ICI P030 113

P02 Pearlescent White ICI P4217865

A01 Blue Oxford ICI P420113

A02 Black ICI P420122 B036B6424S

A03 Silver Diamond ICI P4229167

A04 Gold ICI P4229638

A05 Viper Green ICI P4229289

A06 Bermuda Blue ICI P4229288

A07 Roman Bronze ICI P42296468

A08 Lotus Bronze ICI P4229756

A09 Martini Green IPJ

A10 Metallic Black ICI P4229719

A11 Martini Green ICI P4229890

A12 Onyx ICI P4229809

A13 Tabac ICI P4229781

A14 Altair Green ICI P4220182

A15 Helleblau ICI P4220183

A16 Essex Blue ICI P4220146

A17 Essex Blue IPJ - 2 Pack

A18 Tissot Blue

A19 Copper Fire Metallic ICI P4220311

A20 Gold Sikkens F158979

A21 Monaco White ICI P4207517 B050B6237S

A22 Lotus Yellow ICI P4200455

A23 Calypso Red ICIP42OGJ23 D075B6264F

A24 Gunmetal

A25 New Gold ICI P4220628B

A26 Copper

A27 Toyota Red ICI P4220691

A28 Ruben Red ICI P4229373

A29 Copper ICI P4215031

A30 Jupiter Red ICI P4216056

A31 Copper ICI P4217222

A32 Mediterranean Blue ICI P4217215 C082B6126J

A33 Ice Blue ICI P4217220

A34 Essex Blue ICl P4217219

A35 Silver ICI P4217379

A36 New Gold ICI P4217221

A37 Fiat Grey ICI P4214491

A38 Chrysier Steel Grey ICI P4215310

A39 Ice Blue ICI P032

A40 Silver ICI P032-918

A41 Silver

A42 British Racing Green ICI P4216490 C082B6089J

A43 Oyster Gold ICI P4215888

A44 Glacier Blue ICI P4210757 C082B6090J

A45 Silver Frost ICl P4217805 C082B6091J

A46 Cream ICI P4209267

A47 Graphite Grey ICI P4217937

A48 Grey ICI A234B

A49 Green ICI 1609B

A50 Calypso Red Glazurit

A51 Midnight Blue ICI P420NK60

A52 Mediterranean Blue ICI P4218054 C082B6126J

A53 Cirrus Grey ICI P4218056

A54 New Jupiter Red ICI P4218055

A55 Cherry Red ICI JT76

A56 Nimbus Grey ICI P4218116M

A57 Shadow Grey ICI 679-1090B

A58 Champagne Gold ICI P4218117M

A59 Steel Blue ICI P4218118M C082B6133J

A60 Seal Grey ICI P4218147

A61 Atlantic Green ICI P4218119M

A62 Claret ICI P4218120M C082B6145J

A63 British Racing Green ICI P420NV24 B082B6146S

A64 Camel Yellow/ ICI P420WD55 A100B6275S

Norfolk Mustard

A65 British Racing Green ICI P420GE51 B082B6171S

A66 Walnut ICI P4218209

A67 Vulcan Grey ICI P4218208 C082B6172J

A68 Pacific Blue ICI P4217750 C082B6173J



A71 Empire Green ICl P4218456

A72 Aqua Blue B100B6276J

A73 Silk Red. B100B6274J

Dupont Code Dupont Microfiche Touch Up

B01 Monaco White Dupont ABN9149 N9149 A082B6294F

B02 Black Dupont AB47600 M1698 A082B6295F

B03 Calypso Red Dupont ABK9197 K9197 D075B6264F

B04 British Racing Green Dupont ABK9349 K9349 D082B6146F

B05 Norfolk Mustard Dupont ABN9561 N9561 A082B6296F

B06 Aqua Blue Dupont ABK9253 L9682 A082B6309F

B07 Silk Red Dupont ABL9683 L9683 B082B6310F

B08 Pacific Blue Dupont ABN9144 N9144 D082B6173F

B09 Silver Frost Dupont ABL9056 L9056 D082B6091F

B10 Steel Blue Dupont ABN9148 N9148 A082B6311F

B11 Midnight Blue Dupont ABK9348 K9348 B082B6125F

B12 Ibiza Blue Dupont ABG9051 G9051 A082B6312F

B13 Metallic Black Dupont ABN8113 N8113 A082B6313F

B14 Metallic Green Dupont ABH8395 H8395 A082B6314F

B15 Pearl Silver Special Mix -A082B6315F

B16 Empire Green (Omega) Dupont ABW9320 W9320 A082B6299F

B17 Mica Yellow Spec 637CJ417 W9424 A082B6300F

B18 Medina Green Dupont N9888 F2254 A082B6301F

B19 Palicio (Purple) Dupont 3E321 F1722 A082B6302F

B20 Azure Blue Metallic Dupont L9890 F2255 A082B6303F

B21 Lotus Racing Green Dupont L9051 F2256 A082B6304F


B22 Aluminium HY100 F2073 A082B6305F

B23 Ruby Red Metallic Dupont ABN9933 F7503 A082B6306F

B24 Bronze Dupont F0585 F2284 A082B6307F

B25 Chrome Orange (Base) Dupont F0262 F7504 A082B6338F

Chrome Orange (Pearl) Dupont HE01 F7504

B26 Saturn Silver Dupont F0189 M1699 A082B6339F

B27 Electric Green Dupont F1613 M1800 A082B6340F

B28 Deep Purple Dupont F0457 M1801 A082B6341F

B29 Racing Green Dupont F1415 M1658 A082B6342F

B30 Inferno Dupont K9381 M1659 A082B6343F

B31 Pacific Green Dupont F1037 M1660 A082B6344F

B32 Willow Dupont F1827 M1661

B33 Charcoal Dupont L9254 M1662 A082B6345F

B34 Steel Blue Dupont N8661 M1663 A082B6346F

B35 New Aluminium Dupont BS97 F7235 A082B6350F

B36 Mustard Yellow Dupont F8121 M1664 A082B6383S

B37 Anniversary Green Dupont F1357 M0043 A082B6381F

B38 Quicksilver Dupont H9594 M0485 A082B6382F

B39 Scandal Green Dupont F1377 M1880

B40 Lotus Steel Blue Met. Dupont G8928 M1878

B41 Metallic Green Dupont AB46700 K6 F2257

B42 Midnight Blue Metallic Dupont L8632 F1728 A082B6308F

B43 Lotus Yellow Dupont L9327 (Equivalent to ICI A22)

B44 Night Blue Metallic Dupont ABH9597 F2258

B45 Cranberry Red Metallic Dupont N9571 F2259

B46 Bugatti Blue Metallic A082B6335F

B47 Ferrari Yellow Dupont W8650 F2260

B48 Mauritius Blue Dupont H9322 F2261

B49 Pearl Black Dupont H9595 F2262

B50 Orient Blue Dupont XB-FOA20 F2263

B51 Pearl White Dupont ABN9150 F7505

B52 Magenta Metallic Dupont H9883 F2264

B53 Red Pearl Metallic Dupont F1127 F2265

B54 Bugatti Blue Mono Dupont ABFO496 F7506

B55 Ferrari Red Dupont H8436 F7507

B56 Red/Gold Pearl Dupont W9329/W9352 2-T999

B57 Juvarra Ivory Metallic Dupont 712 M1665 A082B6334F

B58 Estoril Blue Metallic -F2238

B59 Vulcan Grey Metallic Dupont N9145 F7509

B60 Cosmos Black Metallic Dupont F0642 F7510

B61 Nautilus Blue Dupont W9783 F7511 A082B6347F

B62 Titanium Dupont F0576 F7512 A082B6348F

B63 Lotus Racing Yellow Dupont W9424 F7513 A082B6349F

B64 Pearl White/Gold Dupont H0867/AM76 F7514

B65 Pearl White/Blue Dupont AM74 F4803

B66 Mendip Blue Dupont F1487 M1666

B67 Epsom Green Metallic Dupont F1001 M1667

B68 Peugeot Blue Metallic Dupont F1821 M1668

B69 Sahara Gold Metallic Dupont HY6 M1656

B70 Viola Metallic HY39/97 F7964

B71 Old English White WT03 M1879 A082B6404F

B72 Lynx Flag Blue Metallic F9915 M1657

B73 Atlantic Blue Metallic L9560 M1653

B74 Dolphin Blue Metallic M2441

B75 Motorsport Green M1362

B76 Light Blue P290C M2437

B77 Envy Green Metallic LY6K F2138 A082B6401F

B78 Atlantis Blue Pearl F3595 -A111B6203F

B79 Starmist Blue Metallic -M6059

B80 340R Grey Metallic N8990 M9333 A082B6399F

B81 340R Black Metallic L9024 M6027 A082B6398F

B82 Winter Green Metallic F4514

B83 Lightning Yellow P1375

B84 Lava Orange P1376

B85 Laser Blue P1377 A082B6386F

B86 Racing Green P1378

B87 Ice Blue P1379 A082B6389F

B88 Gunmetal P1380 A082B6390F

B89 Quartz P1381 A082B6391F

B90 Cobalt Blue P1382 A082B6392F

B91 Aqua P1383 A082B6393F

B92 Arctic Silver Metallic P1384 A082B6396F

B93 Starlight Black Metallic P4832 A082B6402F

B94 Ardent Red Mono P4485 A082B6400F

B95 Bordeaux Red Metallic X0468 A082B6405F

B96 Teal Blue Mono X0469 A082B6406F

B97 Atlantic Blue Metallic X0470 A082B6407F

B98 Storm Titanium Met. X0471 A082B6408F

B99 Aztec Bronze Pearl X0472 A082B6409F

B100 Magnetic Blue Pearl X0473 A082B6410F

B101 Electric Green Pearl X0474 A082B6411F

B102 Aubergine Purple Pearl X0475 A082B6412F

B103 Silver Mica Pearl X0466 A082B6413F

B104 Blue Mica Pearl X0467 A082B6414F

B105 Nightfall Blue Met. X0476 A082B6415F

B106 Saffron Yellow Mono X0908 A082B6416F

B107 Glacier Blue Metallic X1386 A082B6417F

B108 Graphite Grey Metallic X1387 A082B6418F

B109 Krypton Green Mono X1388 A082B6419F

B110 Polar Blue X3073 A120B6040S

B111 Lotus Sport Black X3453

B112 Lotus Sport Yellow X3454

B113 Aspen White X2914 A120B6028S (Monaco White with a tinted clearcoat)

B114 Solar Yellow X2915 A120B6029S (Saffron Yellow with a tinted clearcoat)

B115 Arctic Silver X2907 A120B6030S

B116 Autumn Gold X2908 A120B6031S

B117 Canyon Red X2909 A120B6032S

B118 Chilli Red X2916 A120B6033S (Ardent Red with a tinted clearcoat)

B119 Racing Green X2912 A120B6034S

B120 Laser Blue X2910 A120B6035S

B121 Storm Titanium X2913 A120B6036S

B122 Graphite Grey X2911 A120B6037S

B123 Phantom Black X2917 A120B6038S (identical to B02 Black)