Step 1

Select your Lotus model

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Step 2

Select your Lotus year.

Step 3

Select your Lotus paint code.

Finding the paint color of your Lotus

It doesn’t matter whether you own a Lotus Elise or an Exige; locating the paint code on your vehicle is straightforward. Lotus has kept the location consistent across all of their models, so finding the paint code is simple.

To find it:

Lotus Paint Code Location
  1. Open the hood of your Lotus
  2. Take a look on the left strut tower
  3. Look on the right strut tower

If your code isn’t located on either of the strut towers, you may have to do some extra leg work to find your paint code. You have a few options:

  • Find your paint code online using our color finder tool. All you need to do is enter your vehicle’s details.
  • Speak to a member of our staff at 971-770-2372, and they can help you.
  • Or you can send us an email at

Ensuring you have the correct paint code is the essential first step in getting a perfect manufacturer’s match and repairing your Lotus’ paintwork.

How to find your paint code on the manufacturer’s sticker

Understanding Lotus color codes is not complicated. They are made up of a mixture of letters and numbers and will be four digits in length. Each Lotus color code represents a unique color.

Example: C118

The code above represents Lotus Metallic Orange. Another example is A71, which is the Lotus code for Green Black.

The Lotus VIN sticker is typically black and has the engine number and vehicle identification number. You can find the Lotus paint code to the left of the “ENGINE NO.” heading at the tag’s bottom.

More information on Lotus

The British auto company was founded in 1949 and had humble beginnings, with the first cars being built in a garage. Lotus has crafted a reputation for vehicles that handle exceptionally well and are incredibly light, the Elise and Evora being two great examples. Lotus is a leader in environmental vehicle technology because they are always striving for lightweight and efficient parts.

Lotus started out making kit cars and selling them to private racers. Their first road car was the Lotus Elite. The Lotus Esprit then gained infamy when Roger Moore drove it in the 007 film The Spy Who Loved Me. Since then, they have gone on to form a formidable Formula One team.

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