$1000 Lotus Europa Project

1970 Lotus Europa Project

It must have been a heart breaking day for the owner of this 1970 Lotus Europa when their barn caught fire and burned down. For one reason or another, they had separated the car’s drivetrain and frontend from the body and chassis. When the barn burned down, the drivetrain and body components were destroyed with it. Since those items are now gone, they have decided to sell what was left of the car here on craigslist in Williamston, Michigan for just $1,000 or best offer. Given its condition and lack of a title, this might just be a parts car and the seller is even willing to part it out if you need something specifically. While seeing it back on the road one day would give this story a brighter side, its hard to find bits going to save another car would be better than letting it go to waste. Thanks to Robert R for the tip!

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  1. Tom

    Seems like many a Europa are popping up these days. I still go back to an engine swap with an Ecoboost V6 or Ecotec 4cyl turbo.

  2. Robert R. Member

    It appears that the total production numbers for the Europa is: 9887
    The Type 65 Federal S2 were produced from March 1969 to December 1971.
    The total run for 1970 was 1529 which also may have included some Type 54’s.

  3. DT

    I really like lotuses,so I would take the lawn tractor

  4. PW

    There is nothing hard to find here. Buy a new front panel from Banks Europa….. Running gear is easily available too.

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