1974 Lotus Europa Special Big Valve Twin Cam
Price: - Item location: Dumont, New Jersey, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Lotus
- Model: Europa
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Special
- Year: 1974
- Mileage: 95,817
- VIN: 743983R
- Color: White
- Engine size: Big Valve Twin cam
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Power options: Power Windows
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1974 Lotus EuropaUp for auction is a 1974 Lotus Europa Special with Big Valve Twin Cam engine and 4 speed transmission.
The car is complete and working, but I haven't used it for about a year and it needs some refreshing and a lot of cosmetics. The battery is dead, but the car can be jump started.The odometer shows 95k miles, the engine is healthy, showed good oil pressure. It has a tubular header instead of the cast iron manifold, the original manifold is available. The preheating tubes were deleted.
The chassis is in good condition, was covered with a thick coat of red oxide paint and still holding up nicely. Suspension bushes are ok, no play. Rear axle bearings and u-joints are good.
Transmission shifts smoothly- compared to an Europa- the bushes were replaced with polyurethane.
The carburetors were rebuilt about 2 years ago, starter was replaced about a year ago, brakes were upgraded: the boosters were deleted and a dual circuit Triumph master cylinder was installed with proportioning valve. ( The original boosters are available if the buyer wants them. ) Shocks are upgraded to adjustable GAZ coilovers with slightly stiffer springs. A set of Koni and Spax shocks and the original springs are included too.The car body was started being prepped for a repaint, but never finished. The paint otherwise is still the original. The badges that were removed are included.
Interior is complete but worn.Tachometer is not working and side indicators sometimes are acting funny. Thermostat circuit was deleted and has a switch for the cooling fan in the interior.