They do come painted. One of the local guys here with a SY Elise ordered his hardtop separately. It arrived about a month ago, maybe a little more, and it matched perfectly.Stan said:>>>Stan-have you talked to your dealer? They can order one for $2400. Takes about two months according to another guy who did it (look in interior/exterior).<<<
Apparently it was not widely known that you could order them. Else I would have done so already. I've heard that they arrive unpainted but it was just posted that for $2300-2400 they come in paint matched. Not sure what is up with that. I'd like one right now.