JPS LOTUS EUROPA 5 SPEED SPECIAL (1974)
The valuation for this vehicle for insurance purposes is £40,000; I am open to all reasonable offers.
This Lotus Europa 5 speed Special is one of the best and most original available anywhere in the world.
This car had covered 88,000 recorded miles before restoration and has done less than 50 miles since completion.
Car will be tax exempt from April 2014 so no road tax to pay.
I have spent the last 3 years completing this highly detailed top quality restoration to concourse standard.
This car has been restored to an exceptional standard & the underside is as good as the rest of the car.
Listed below is just some of the work carried out on this car, as a detailed complete list of all the work carried out would be to long.
Genuine Lotus galvanised chassis.
Galvanised radius arms.
Suspension, steering and brakes rebuilt / restored and parts replaced as required.
Bushes, bearings, seals and mountings replaced.
Engine and Gearbox rebuilt / restored and parts replaced as required.
Dellorto Carburettors rebuilt / restored and parts replaced as required.
Replacement stainless steel exhaust.
Gear linkage rebuilt / restored and parts replaced as required.
Fuel lines and hoses replaced.
Brake lines, pipes, hoses and cables replaced.
Water pipes and hoses replaced.
Stainless steel water transfer pipes fitted.
Electrical parts rebuilt / restored and parts replaced as required.
Carpets and under felts replaced.
Dashboard (teak) replaced.
Instruments and switches etc rebuilt / restored and parts replaced as required.
Re trimmed seats and door panels.
Replacement original Lotus inertia seat belts.
Seat belt mounts replaced.
Lotus steering wheel restored.
Bodywork was stripped back to bare fibreglass; it was then correctly prepared and repainted in two pack (this work took over 12 months to complete).
Chrome parts re-chromed or replaced as required.
Window frames restored.
Replacement door hinge pins and bushes.
Bodywork bushes, gaskets and rubbers replaced.
5 x Lotus Alloy Wheels restored.
Parts either electro plated, powder coated or enamelled.
Fixings, nuts, bolts, washers, screws etc replaced.
This car retains all the correct original period features, such as the Radio cassette player, Girling brake servo unit (rebuilt), stainless steel wiper arm and blade, Sebring door mirrors and Winguard interior mirror.
Many parts are no longer available or very hard to find for the Lotus Europa. Over a number of years I have been collecting new old stock parts or excellent condition obsolete and hard to find parts, some of which I have used on the restoration of this car.
Photographic record of restoration.
History file going back to 1978.
This is a serious collector's car and will obviously gain in value over the years so it's a fantastic way to enjoy your investment.
No low offers or part exchanges.
Serious enquiries only please no canvassers or time wasters or scammers.
I am in Essex United Kingdom.
If you require any further information please contact me, ask for Martin.
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- Mileage: 50
- Year: 1974
- Doors: 2
- Body type: Coupe
- Transmission type: Manual
- Fuel type: Petrol
- Colour: Black
- Engine layout: Mid Engined
- Aspiration: Normally Aspirated
- Engine size (Litres): 1.6
- Engine configuration: 4 cylinder
- Cylinders: 4
- Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive
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