Are you looking for Lotus Europa Twin Cam Special Project? This is it... a local barn find 1974 Lotus Europa that has been stored in a barn for years. Please review all photos and item description before bidding.
This classic survivor spent much of its life stored near Waukesha, WI and is a fairly original vehicle. It is in need of a complete restoration as you can see. Please scroll down and enjoy the 100+ photos. If you cannot view all the photos, please click here.
The Lotus Europa is a two door mid-engined GT coupé built by Lotus Cars from 1966 to 1975. In 2006, Lotus began production of a totally new, Lotus Elise-derived design, a mid-engined GT coupé named Europa S.
The original Europa used Lotus founder Colin Chapman's minimalist steel backbone chassis that was first used in the Lotus Elan, while also relying on its fibreglass moulded body for structural strength. The Europa was based on a design sketch by Ron Hickman to compete for Henry Ford II's contract to build a Le Mans race car in the early 1960s.
In all, Lotus built about 9,000 Europas during their run and 622 that were produced in 1974.
This vehicle has been stored for years. It needs to be disassembled and restored and is not for the faint of heart. While it appears nearly all original, it needs to be completely restored. It does not roll, the tires are dry rotted, the car is dirty, the paint is faded, and the engine may be stuck. The interior is starting to show wear and needs a good cleaning as well. There is no broken glass and it appears to be fairly complete. It also has a clear title.
The trailer shown is included in the sale. While it is home built, the wheels on the trailer do roll (no tires) and it can be loaded by forklift or the buyer's winch onto a larger trailer that will need to be extra wide. The buyer is responsible for transportation and any loading issues and securing the vehicle on the trailer at the time of pickup.
To summarize, it is our opinion that this vintage Lotus would be a very nice addition to anyone's collection but needs a complete restoration and is being sold as-is-where-is. This rare find would make a great project for the Lotus enthusiast, father and son or weekend mechanic. Additional auction information:
This vehicle is sold as-is. We cannot warranty any parts on any used vehicle. Also note there are small marks from use and age as shown in the photos. Any of these should be trailered to their destination until the vehicle is insured and checked over for safety (tires, etc).
The title is free and clear. As with all vintage vehicles, we are also requiring a bill of sale be signed by the new owner stating this vehicle is being purchased as-is.
Please call our store at (414) 727-0600 for additional information on this vehicle. Best of all, we are selling this beauty with NO RESERVE, but do reserve the right to end the auction early as it is for sale locally.
Auction Terms and Conditions:
This vehicle is sold strictly as-is-as shown without any set aside for problems or issues. We welcome and encourage inspection of all vehicles prior to bidding because opinions may vary. All listings are described as accurately as possible. If you plan to have a vehicle inspection, please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to bidding. Buyer is responsible for any inspection charges and fees.
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The successful high bidder needs to contact us within 48 hours of auction end with a $500 PayPal deposit unless we are contacted in advance and submit payment by means of cashier’s check (verifiable), bank wire transfer or cash within 7 days of auction end. We do not accept checks or payments other than those outlined. Personal or non-bank issued business checks will be rejected.
Out of state buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, and any applicable title service fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered.
All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility. We can help with shipping arrangements but will not be responsible in any way for claims arising from shipping damage. We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after the vehicle leaves our possession. We are not affiliated with any carrier. Any claims or other communication regarding shipment of vehicles will be between you and the shipper, not with the seller.
The terms of sale shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Wisconsin without regard to any conflict of laws or provisions thereof that might indicate the applicability of laws of any other jurisdiction. The venue for all legal proceedings shall be in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.
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