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Million Dollar Barn Find! 300 Car Collection Uncovered

One of my favorite YouTube channels is AMMO NYC, which regularly features the cosmetic revival of long-neglected cars and trucks. Of course, it helps that the channel owner has developed a pretty comprehensive lineup of detailing products to feature… more»

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Rare Big Valve Model: 1971 Lotus Elan Plus 2 S130

This 1971 Lotus Elan Plus 2 is a rare S130 model, which left the factory with an upgraded big-valve twin-cam four-cylinder engine. It’s also a right-hand drive British market vehicle that the now-deceased owner imported some time ago, as… more»

$4K Package Deal? 1976 and 1974 Lotus Elites

No matter what the car, it’s exciting to think about uncovering any vehicle that’s been hidden away in a garage for years. Based on the description, it sounds like the seller discovered not one, but two Lotus Elites in… more»

Waiting To Be Restored: 1977 Lotus Esprit S1

This 1977 Lotus Esprit S1 is described as a long dormant project that’s been sitting in the seller’s barn for 20 years waiting for its shot at restoration. It reminds me of the very real possibility of acquiring a… more»

Lagoon Lotus: 1972 Lotus Europa Twin Cam

As other writers have noted lately, we seem to see batches of similar cars turn up at Barn Finds. Lately, it’s been two vehicles that have very little to do with each other, Ford Broncos and Lotus Europas. This… more»

Breadvan Bargain? Two Lotus Europas For $5k

Pretty cool “breadvans”, aren’t they? I’ve heard that term used often to describe Lotus Europas; it refers to the rear sail panels of early cars like these two listed for sale here on Facebook Marketplace. The seller is asking… more»

Rust-Free Brit: 1970 Lotus Elan S4 Convertible

A life spent in a warm and dry climate means that this 1970 Lotus Elan S4 is a rust-free survivor. It is an essentially clean and tidy car that could easily be driven and enjoyed immediately. It does have… more»

Soft Restoration? 1973 Lotus Europa Special

This 1973 Lotus Europa Special is a running project purchased by the seller from the son of the original owner. Originally Lagoon Blue in color, it comes with a non-matching but correct twin-cam engine that runs, paired to a… more»

Ready To Run! 1970 Lotus Europa S2

This 1970 Lotus Europa S2 has led a recent life on the track and is advertised as being one of the only race-ready Europas in the USA. It’s listed for sale here on craigslist and is located on the… more»

Rare Right-Hand Drive: 1967 Lotus Elan

There is some truth to the saying that, “The British car business ain’t what it used to be!” And that is true as so many great British marques are either completely gone or owned by foreign entities. One exception… more»

EXCLUSIVE: 1998 Lotus Esprit V8 Project

We’ve seen and featured a ton of different types of project cars, ranging from classic trucks to hot rods, but this is the first Lotus Esprit V8 project that we’ve ever offered as a Barn Finds Exclusive! As a… more»

Light And Cheap: $2,950 1980 Lotus Elite

This 1980 Lotus Elite is a project car that’s been substantially broken down into a rolling parts bin, with most of its drivetrain in pieces and parts of the body flat-out missing. Still, this isn’t exactly unusual for basketcase… more»

Restoration Candidate: 1972 Lotus Europa Twin Cam

From 1966 to 1975, Lotus produced the Europa, which was a unique and lightweight mid-engine sports car. The company created various Europa models, with this 1972 Lotus Europa Twin Cam that’s available here on eBay seeming like a good… more»

Cheap 1971 Lotus Europa Project

Just a few weeks ago, my family and I were out running some errands and I noticed a Lotus Europa sitting in a driveway of one particular house. I exclaimed, “Look at that little Europa!” Unfortunately for the Europa,… more»

Redevelopment Forces Sale: Major UK Barn Find Auction

According to a website with a major auction listed among its upcoming events, a large collection of project cars and trucks were forced out of their barn storage to make way for a major redevelopment of the property. The… more»

Crispy John Player Special: 1978 Lotus Esprit S2

Where do you even begin with a car like this? Yet another entry from the salvage yard of vintage wrecked exotics, this 1978 Lotus Esprit is a desirable World Championship Commemorative Model, more affectionately known as a John Player… more»