Money Pit: 1970 Lotus Europa S2

Let’s get something out in the open.  This next car is going to be a money pit. A get caught cheating on your divorce atty spouse level of money shredder.  A cocaine addict with an unlimited line of credit at the local Goons R Us loan shark.  Like owning a classic boat.  A LOT like owning a classic boat, because you’ll spend all of your time dealing with fiberglass and if the weather is bad you are gonna get wet.  But when the skys are clear and Poseidon smiles in your favor….oooooeeeEEE…life will be sweet.  Find this 1970 Lotus Europa S2 offered for $6,500 in Marina del Rey, CA via craigslist.

Over here at the DT headquarters, near the corner of Cheapskate Ln and Freecar Alley, we love the Europa lightweight composite chassis, mid engine high revving powerplant and cheap entry price compared to something like a similar vintage Porsche 911.  I don’t like project cars because I’d rather spend my weekends driving a classic instead of wrenching on one…but this is a really nice price.

See a better way to drive a Lotus?