Call me crazy, crack the jokes…. I finally bought a Lotus Europa. I’ve been looking for a number of years throughout North America and at last stumbled across a perfect restoration candidate, a 1970 Lotus Europa S2.

1970 Lotus Europa S2
1970 Lotus Europa S2

Amazingly, the car was located only a 40 minute drive from where I live which made the purchase very convenient. The best part? She’s a clean original 10 footer that is drivable now so I have her licensed for the road. Presently I am going through the car changing all the fluids, cleaning the engine and other areas and polishing the bodywork. I’m driving the Lotus as my primary car. Pretty cool!

The big plan is to now finish my MGB GT and then in the spring start the Europa restoration. The Europa should be less involved than my MG but of course anything can change.

A few more photos. A new web site http://lotus-europa.info.

Lotus Europa Renault engine
Lotus Europa Renault engine
Freshly waxed Lotus Europa S2
Freshly waxed Lotus Europa S2

 

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