Lotus Europa Uniquely restyled Eurpa and a true Garage Find

Price: - Item location: Wilmette, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lotus
  • Model: Other
  • Type: Coupe
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 51,265
  • VIN: 7*****0897R
  • Color: 1977 Corvette Yellow DuPont
  • Engine size: Renault Hemi
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Power options: Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Renault 4 Speed Transaxle
  • Drive type: Rear wheel
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1971 Lotus Other

Uniquely restyled Europa. Project started in late '80's to craft a beautiful street legal auto crosser. Project halted after body/paint work in mid '90s and car was parked in a dry garage until my purchase in 2014. Essentially no miles on car since paint work. I have mechanical parts and labor invoices totaling over $10,000. Plus what ever was spent on the body modifications and paint.
Engine: 807 Renault hemi. .020 os Venolia Pistons. 10.5 CR Isky Camshaft. Compression is 150 PSI on all four cylinders.Ported head with new valves, bronze guides, springs and push rods. Polished/balanced crankshaft with Vandervell bearings. Dual 45 mm SKN side draught carbs. SKN are Weber clones and use Weber jets, etc. Complete SKN parts and service manual included. Brand new ITG foam filter. Beautiful SS header with SuperTrapp. Holley fuel pump and regulator with all brand new Aeroquip -8 hose. Recored radiator. New clutch assembly.
New ball joints, tie rod ends and Spax coil over shocks. New brake pads and shoes. Rebuilt master cylinder and calipers. New rear wheel cylinders. Panasports with A008 which still had 15 psi on all four wheels.
New carpet, windshield, and sunroof. Recently installed battery
Revised gear shift linkage that is very precise and smooth. Dual external fuel fillers ala type 47
Magnificent body with great DuPont Duracyl acrylic paint. 1977 Corvette yellow.
Car runs and drives well. I lost my work space. Some details remain.
Wiper blades and arms. Lower left corner windshield trim piece. Door weather stripping included but not installed. Tach is inoperative. Head liner needs replacing.
There are some scratches and nicks in the paint acquired in storage. Small crack in right front fender flare.
I have not driven this car extensively so I recommend shipping. Car is sold as is and as shown with no warranty either expressed or implied.
Factory Service manual is also included.
Please contact me with any questions.
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