Lotus Europa 1973 Special Type 74 Twin Cam Big Valve Engine Resotration Project

Price: - Item location: Flanders, New Jersey, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lotus
  • Model: Europa
  • SubModel: Special
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Special
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 102,309
  • VIN: 5123R
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 1557cc
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: FWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1973 Lotus Europa Special

I bought this car several years ago with an intent to restore it, but decided just to sell the car. It is titled in NJ under my name. It looks like the last registration was in 1992. The body isvery solid (see in pics) and complete.The paintis faded and cracked and peeling in some places, but restorable.The engine bay seems complete but of course the mechanics will have to be checked.The carbs would have to be rebuilt. Transmission fluid was relatively clean when drained.Was able to shiftthrough gears, but condition of bearings, gears and syncros is unknown. Brakes and suspension need to be rebuilt. the wiring and electrical will have to be refreshed of course.The chassis and floorshave very little rust. The dash/gauges are in reasonable shape, but missing some parts. The wheels are good, tires of course are junk. The car does steer and roll very good. The seats are restorable but interior should probably be redone. Steering wheel isgood. Overall,very restorable car.

The car is sold AS IS WHERE IS. Potential buyers should come and inspect it or send someone else to do it for them.

On Apr-16-16 at 12:20:09 PDT, seller added the following information:

The transmission and rear endare stillin the car. For the right price I will include them.

On Apr-16-16 at 13:17:50 PDT, seller added the following information:

more pictures here:


On Apr-17-16 at 15:57:57 PDT, seller added the following information:

The chassis number is 7108000205K

On Jun-07-16 at 02:58:11 PDT, seller added the following information:

Sorry the link to the Elan pics is a mistake. And the europa comes with the drive train

On Jun-07-16 at 04:52:40 PDT, seller added the following information:

Sorry about the misunderstanding. The information about the Elan is not relevant. It was carry over from a previous auction. The Europa is coming with a full drivetrain