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I'm sorry guys, but chosing a color for my Elise is impossible!

I know it's been discussed before, but could you post some pictures of diffreent colors, proferrably in a high res 3/4 view.

I'm looking at either, Starlight Black, Aubergine Purple, Magnetic Blue, Storm Titanium, Chrome Orange, or Graphite Gray. Probably with black leather interior.
 

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Check out the Elise Colors link at the bottom of every page on this site. It needs more updating, but is a good place to start for pics.
 

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Oh, and since I can never resist the request to share pictures of my car, here's your 3/4 view in MB:

 

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Maybe this site would help. They have lots of good images of the Elise:

http://www.puresportscar.com/gallery/index.php

I relate to the difficultly. Last year, it took a 1000 mile round trip to L.A. to choose between Ardent Red and Magnetic Blue. MB won only to be dethroned when a Bordeaux Red car became available.
 

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thanks.

Yeah normally it'd be hands down black but the gold flecks have me worried. I'd really need to see it in person before I made that choice.
 

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Matt: best photos I've seen of Mag Blue...

I wish I had HTML skills -- I would volunteer to overhaul the colors section. I have a HUGE collection of images collected from this board and elsewhere.
 

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Thought.....

We could create subfolders in the photo upload gallery based on colors and have the links in the colors.html file link to the gallery instead. That way there is no html to deal with. Just upload the photos into the folder and everyone can contribute.

What do you think?
 

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Chrome Orange front 3/4 view (but I've yet to see a picture that actually captures Chrome Orange completely):
 

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I think the Elise looks great in every color offered (except one, and since this is a public forum I don't want to offend anyone). I even love Krypton Green (my 3rd choice behind CO and SY). The best looking color on an Elise in my opinion is Storm Titanium because it makes some of the more ,er, funky design details blend in, but that being said, I'm getting Chrome Orange because I love the color.

My advice is to go back to your first Elise color that made you say "wow" and order that one. I really don't think you can go wrong.

John
 

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john is spot on, as far as what ever makes you say WOW!

i've always considered black on black to be a classic combination for any serious sports car.

that being said, i was still open to some of the other elise colors. i too thought of Aubergine Purple, Magnetic Blue, Storm Titanium, or Graphite Gray. the car does look awesome in almost all colors.

to ease your concern, i did see in person the SB on a '93-1/2 Esprit. it is NOT a disappointment. i understand your concerns about the gold flecks in the metallic, and i don't like gold accents at all. but depending on the ambient light, it has a nice presence/personality. someone else on the board, tripleblacknj, has SB and i remembered him writing it had silver-ish flecks and raved about it.

so if SB is your first gut choice, go with it!!

as a check for my self, i went to Sports & Specialist Cars yesterday to check out other colors. Ramsey showed me the mag blue, silver, saffron yellow and chrome orange.

the CO wasn't what i expected, the silver was nice, and the SY was very serious for a yellow car. (certainly no offense to those with yellow, i'm a quiet person that doesn't like a lot of attention, and am drawn to the quiet look of the blues and blacks)

but the mag blue was stunning, had the black touring interior. if mine comes in as mag blue or aub purple by accident, i'll take it!!

however, since my elise will be built next month, not only is it too late to change, i feel very confident starlight black is the right choice for me. ramsey even said don't worry, i WON'T be disappointed.

hey, he ordered one for himself, and in starlight black!

rest assured, what ever your color choice, you won't be disappointed!!!
 

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I suggested this a while back! Grrrrrr... hahahaha

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Thought.....

We could create subfolders in the photo upload gallery based on colors and have the links in the colors.html file link to the gallery instead. That way there is no html to deal with. Just upload the photos into the folder and everyone can contribute.

What do you think?
 

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TimMullen said:
Chrome Orange front 3/4 view (but I've yet to see a picture that actually captures Chrome Orange completely):
Perhaps a detail shot will help. Note the brighter areas.
 

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