Friday, November 17, 2017

Sports Car: 1971 Lotus Europa

This next car comes as a tip from Carter who writes: Personally it looks like an offspring of a VW Doka meets a Triumph Spitfire, but being a Lotus, I am sure it has a following. Find this 1971 Lotus Europa offered for $6,000 in Maine via craigslist.

 From the seller:
Early Europa unrestored, needs work in and out. Engine compression even 145-150 on a rebuilt OHV 1.7 motor. Excellent tires on period BWA alloy wheels. Stored inside last ten years. Must sell before winter.

See a better deal on a "sports car"?


  1. What is more rare,
    Finding one of these that runs, or
    Someone who hasn't been groped in Hollywood?
    Tough question

  2. Seems to be a S2 type 54 that has been partially backdated to look like a S1 type 46. IE turn signal delete but windows that open. I think that in a car that can hide behind a sofa turn signals would be a good thing.

  3. Fleetwood T. BroughamNovember 19, 2017 at 10:26 AM

    I'll be amazed if Rob Siegel isn't already on his way up there with a trailer in tow.

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    2. Maybe not. Maybe one does need to take time on this restoration, like 30-40 years to get it running.
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