Mid Engine Project: 1970 Lotus Europa S2

The Lotus Europa has always been a favorite car over around these here parts — we DT writers love its lightweight composite chassis, mid engine high revving powerplant and cheap entry price.  Time has driven the nicer examples to higher prices, but you can still get nice cheap Europa for the price of a 911 rear bumper mounting flange and we think the Europa is sweet. Find this 1970 Lotus Europa S2 offered for $7450 in Long Beach, CA via craigslist. Tip from Hugh.

From the seller:

1970 1970 lotus europa 

condition: good 

cylinders: 4 cylinders 

drive: rwd 

fuel: gas 

paint color: black 

title status: clean 

transmission: manual 

1970 lotus Europa. complete car. barn find. this running / driving car was taken off the road over 30 years ago, in order to be restored and upgraded. the body and paint work was completed, the interior re-upholstered, Monza exhaust purchased, new aluminum wheels and BFG tires were installed, fog lights added, custom made headers, wood dash and air conditioning were started into production but, never completed. the car sat safely indoors for over 30 years like this. the engine spins, but will need wiring and spark to run, exhaust and wiring. the paint is shiny. very nice body, upholstery is very nice. original or modified dash and electrical will need finishing, as well as some of the trim and engine bits. frame and suspension points are all very solid. this is an assembly project…..not a restoration project. the hard work has been done. this will make a stunning car. wheels and tires look and are new because they are….only 30 years old! the car was stored properly. one of the two gas tanks is missing, windshield moldings, speedometer not either, otherwise looks extremely complete. a cool time machine. clean title in hand. possible automotive trades considered. worldwide shipping assistance available. principles only. firm price. text or email only please.

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