LOTUS EUROPA S2 - Year: 1971 Color: BLUE/ WHITE with BLACK LEATHER INTERIOR
- Condition: Used
- Make: Lotus
- Model: Other
- SubModel: Type 65
- Type: Fastback
- Trim: S2
- Year: 1971
- Mileage: 14,000
- VIN: 871
- Color: Blue/White
- Engine size: 1565cc
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Power options: Power Locks, Power Windows
- Transmission: 4-Speed
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1971 Lotus Other Type 65
This recently restored example was taken down to the chassis and rebuilt. No detail was overlooked. The car was originally red but has a Blue and White vinyl wrap from 3M application currently. It can be left this way as a driver or resprayed to complete the restoration to show quality.14k original miles
The Lotus Europa is considered by many Lotus enthusiasts as the ultimate expression of Colin Chapman's design philosophy as applied to a road car. The S2 cars featured a punchy 1.5L 4 cylinder engine which could motivate the sub 1,600 lb car briskly. The unique exterior design had a very low drag coefficient of only 0.29 while retaining a very comfortable passenger cabin. Like the Elan before it and the Esprit after it, the Europa utilized the classic steel backbone chassis which provided a very stiff foundation from which the suspension wizards at Hethel extracted phenomenal handling from the car.
This recently restored example was taken down to the chassis and rebuilt. No detail was overlooked. The car was originally red but has a Blue and White vinyl wrap from 3M application currently. It can be left this way as a driver or resprayed to complete the restoration to show quality
Body off/ chassis up restoration performed over 3 years.
Custom Aluminum Dashboard and Exhaust
2 Cases (yes cases) of records included
Assorted extra parts included in sale
Leave as is or finish the restoration with a respray to have a show quality vehicle.
I have invested a lot of love and time into this car. As a multiple Lotus owner, I wanted to do the restoration properly. Now its time for him to move on to my next project and your opportunity to buy an excellent Europa. These cars are the quickest appreciating Lotus on the used market. Grab this one before prices skyrocket. It is 95% completed and only needs some minor work to bring it up to completed status.
This is a very great opportunity to obtain a very rare, quickly appreciating classic. With a paint job the car would be valued at more then 20k "Value".
Three year professional frame off restoration, PowerSlide MotorSports in Jackson NJ
The frame was restored & painted, all mechanical components replaced or refurbished. The engine and Transmission was freshened. All components of the brakes were re done including the brake lines, master cylinder calipers, pads, rotors, and fittings. New light weight fly wheel and clutch installed. Electrical system gone through and updated; new optical ignition, alternator, master relay, and gauges. Light bulbs updated to LEDs including the headlights. Suspension was redone including 4 new shocks and springs. Every bushing replaced. New frame padding. Shift linkage was redone and refitted, all new bushings. Updated high performance header and custom exhaust. New carburetor. Refurbished gas tank, fuel lines, fuel filter and fuel pump. New VTO sport wheels with Toyo R888's (~500 miles). Set of original steelies with Michelin IceX3 winter tires (0 miles) included. Updated pedal box. Custom front Air dam. New windshield. Re upholstered seats. New Moto Lita steering wheel. Aluminum dashboard. New crash pad. Updated center console. New carpets. New coolant pipes. So much more. Car wrapped in protective 3M 1080 vinyl wrap. European ride height.
The car is lightly modified to provide better use ability and drive ability for the driver. Can be a daily driver. The car is registered as a NJ historic car and has QQ plates.
YouTube Video of the car running"Video of Car Running"
Youtube Video - "Car Walk Around"
Photo Album on the Yahoo group:"Photo Album"
I have successfully sold this car twice, The first time three weeks ago, the winning bidder was a factious account, and the second time, last week, the buyer was real but a deadbeat, I have relisted the car with an 11k reserve. This car is the best example, mechanically, S2 in the states. The only negative of the car is the vinyl wrap. It should be painted and the buy it now price, and two previous winning bids reflect this price savings. The car can be a daily driver and is up to demands of track or autox.