A Little Project: 1970 Lotus Europa

This next car comes as a tip from Johnny Bouncewell who writes: Would be a wonderfully funky car when complete but I value my spare time, spare money, and can’t afford the divorce that this would inevitably bring.  Maybe one of the other DT’ers has a bit more flexibility to bring this svelte beauty back to its proper state? This car is a serious project, but not everybody gets to own and drive a Lotus without some sweat equity. Find this 1970 Lotus Europa offered for $3000 in Las Cruces, NM via craigslist.

From the seller:

1970 lotus europa
condition: fair
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
paint color: grey
size: sub-compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual


Open to offers or trades. Renault powered ( not running). Engine and trans in the car. Missing windshield and quarter glass. Gel coat has many cracks. Interior is gutted, no upholstery, Seat frames in the car no upholstery. A big project but also a rare and unusual car. Trade possible for British motorcycle. Open to in person offers.
If the ad is up it still available. Please no texts I cannot respond.

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