I came across the site Lotus-Europa.com for the Europa enthusiast and decided to do a post around a car. I’ve always thought these would be worth more than they are today and expect the market to grab hold of them in the next year or two. After all, it’s a mid-engine Lotus before mid-engines were all that and a bag of pita chips with hummus, or maybe salsa… spinach dip is nice on pita chips too.
This one can be found in Eugene, Oregon with active bidding but the reserve has not been met at $6,050.
“1974 LOTUS EUROPA TWIN CAM BIG VALVE WITH 5 SPEED TRANSMISSION.
SAME OWNER APPROX 25 YEARS ALWAYS GARAGED AND REGISTERED.
CLIMATE CONTROLLED GARAGE, STARTED REGULARLY.
OVERALL CONDITION GOOD TO BETTER, WILL NEED PAINT AND CARPET, DOOR PANELS HAVE BEEN CUT FOR SPEAKERS.
BODY: NEVER CRASHED NO REPAIRS FOUND SOME SPIDER CRACKS AT USUAL AREAS. DOORS OPERATE NICELY
GOOD GLASS ALL AROUND. SEATS HAVE BEEN REUPHOLSTERED
ENGINE: REBUILT ABOUT 1993 STARTED REGULARLY NO LEAKS WATER OR OIL
UPGRADE WEBER HEAD WITH ITALIAN DCOE27 WEBERS.
ORIGINAL HEAD AND ZENITH CARB GOES WITH SALE
GOOD WATER PUMP, STARTER, ALTENATOR, ALLISON IGNITION, ELECTRIC FUEL PUMP, HAVE ORIGINAL.
GOOD RADIATOR FUEL TANKS ARE STEEL AND HAVE BEEN CLEANED NEW BATTERY,
REBUILT ABOUT SAME TIME AS ENGINE HOWEVER HAS A SMALL DRIP LEAK LEFT SIDE AXEL SHAFT.
DASH NUMBERED #114 WILL NEED PAINT,CARPET AND SOME COSMETICS
NEW TIRES WHEELS VERY GOOD CONDITION
BOTH PACKAGE TRAYS ARE WITH THE CAR
SIDE MARKERS HAVE BEEN FILLED IN. LIGHTS COME WITH CAR
I HAVE NEW REAR LIGHTS
THERE ARE SEVERAL REPAIR MANUALS FACTORY REPRINTS AND OTHERS.”