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1974 Lotus Europa Special British Europe Twin cam 5 speed spyder chassis

Sale price: $6,100.00 make an offer
Last update: 11.03.2014

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Date: 2014-03-12
I cannot make an offer without pictures and full description.  I cannot access the info from this computer!  Can you send me more info/pics?  Thanks  Richard richard nicholson (from spain) offered usd
Date: 2017-03-09
Dear Sir, Do You still have the car for sale ? If Yes, could You be so kind to let Us know if agree Our offer ? Thanks!SincerelyCLASSICSGARAGEMax Max Venegoni (from Milano (ITALY) ) offered 5,000.00 usd
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Lotus
Model: Other
Year: 1974
Type: Coupe
Color: Burgundy
Mileage: 27,448
Engine: Twin cam 4 cyl.
Transmission: Manual
Trim: Lotus Europa Special
Interior Color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1974 Lotus Europa Special British Europe Twin cam 5 speed spyder chassis for sale

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1974 Lotus Europa Special  British  Europe Twin cam 5 speed spyder chassis Photo
  • 1974 Lotus Europa Special  British  Europe Twin cam 5 speed spyder chassis
  • 1974 Lotus Europa Special  British  Europe Twin cam 5 speed spyder chassis
  • 1974 Lotus Europa Special  British  Europe Twin cam 5 speed spyder chassis
  • 1974 Lotus Europa Special  British  Europe Twin cam 5 speed spyder chassis
  • 1974 Lotus Europa Special  British  Europe Twin cam 5 speed spyder chassis
  • 1974 Lotus Europa Special  British  Europe Twin cam 5 speed spyder chassis
  • 1974 Lotus Europa Special  British  Europe Twin cam 5 speed spyder chassis
  • 1974 Lotus Europa Special  British  Europe Twin cam 5 speed spyder chassis
  • 1974 Lotus Europa Special  British  Europe Twin cam 5 speed spyder chassis
  • 1974 Lotus Europa Special  British  Europe Twin cam 5 speed spyder chassis
  • 1974 Lotus Europa Special  British  Europe Twin cam 5 speed spyder chassis
  • 1974 Lotus Europa Special  British  Europe Twin cam 5 speed spyder chassis

   This is a 1974 Lotus Europa Special. It is running and driving and is currently licensed.

The chassis is in excellent condition with no rust or signs of damage or repair. It has a very desirable Spyder chassis tube frame made in England and designed as a stiffer and improved back bone frame for the Europa (the Spyder chassis cost $4000 to buy today). The body has some obvious modifications. I'm sure these won't appeal to everybody but the fender flares and air intake scoops are extremely well installed. These where probably done in the 1980's. The body is in generally very good condition with some of the usual Lotus cosmetic stress cracks in the fiberglass gel coat. The engine cover has a couple pretty good cracks that will need repair. It looks as though the cover was forced open too far. Also the large air dam on the front of the car has a crack in it. The paint is pretty dull and faded.

  The glass is all in great condition. The trim is missing from around the front windscreen. The chrome bumpers are nice.

 The Interior is in pretty decent condition. Both seats are nice. It has working non-original lap seat belts. The headliner will need to be replaced. The wood dash has some large bubbles and cracks in it but still overall looks okay. All the instruments work great. The electrics are in very good condition. Lights. wipers. turn signals. horn etc all work. The heat/defrost is currently bi-passed although the heater parts are all still present under the dash. The power windows both work great.

 Mechanically the car is in very good condition. It has great oil pressure. It is very stock and still including its federal emissions equipment. It starts easy and idles smooth. It runs strong with very good power. The clutch works excellent. It has the very desirable 5 speed gearbox that works great. The shift linkage takes a bit of getting used too and could probably be improved (a common Europa failing).   The brakes work excellent. There is a minor exhaust leak at the manifold to head pipe gasket.   The steering is excellent. It has Spax adjustable shocks on all four wheels with adjustable height spring perches at the rear.

  The Yokohama Advan P215/50 R13 tyres look like new but the car sat for a long time without being driven and the tyres feel a bit out of round and are causing minor shaking and vibration.
It does not come with a spare wheel/tyre. Both door seals are splitting apart and will need replacement.

  It has a clear Washington state title and is currently licensed as a collector vehicle.


     You can jump in and drive this car straight away but it has been sitting for quite a long time and you should expect it will need attention here and there.
 I also have another Europa Twin cam to sell. It's a partially restored project car with a much more stock body. If someone was interested we could make a package deal for both. Please contact me if you want more information on that car.

Buyer is responsible for shipping costs and arrangements.
The Lotus can be viewed by appointment in Granite Falls. WA (near Seattle).
I highly recommend and encourage a personal inspection if possible.
Must be picked up within 30 days.

Feel free to ask any questions.

Please watch the video of this Europa in action:




    

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Comments and questions to the seller:

from kuni, dated 10 july 2015
Is it still for sale?
May I see some pics of engine and chassis


from bob, dated 28 march 2014
still available? what is the SN of the car? thanks

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