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Early series 1 one of 300 For Sale (1967)
|The Lotus Type 46 Europa (Europe) was designed by genius engineer Colin Chapman in 1966.|
Lotus won the Formula 1 World Championship in 1963 and 1965, and Indianapolis in 1965.
Inspired by mid-engine Lotus race cars, the revolutionnary Europa made it possible to drive a "road-legal prototype", one of the very first GTs with mid-engine structure, contemporary to the Lamborghini Miura.
The conception of the Europe Type 46 Series 1 (glassfibre monocoque integrating a steel chassis, ultra-low profile, 600 kg racing-like construction) was far ahead of its time.
The racing version Type 47 won its very first Race at Brands Hatch in Dec. 1966.
The radical style of the Europa, by John Frayling (who had designed the Lola GT MKIV) and Colin Chapman, is a timeless beauty, sleek and elegant.
To save weight and cost, Series 1 Europa have non-opening side windows, as in aircrafts (!).
Of course, Series 1 are not to be confused with more common Series 2 cars, less elegant, heavier, and abundantly available on the market.
On the contrary, out of the 300 first Europe S-1, only a few still exist in orignal conditon - maybe less than 50 ; almost all survivors have been sadly altered with incorrect engine or gearbox, "tuning", modified bodywork and interior, etc.
Our Lotus Eruope S1 (one of the first 300 ever built) was sold new in France in November 1967 by the then importer Royal Elysée. The importer's plate is still in place in the front boot. Then she had two owners, the last one since 1971 to 2014 (more than 40 years in the same hands !), from whom we bought it.
This car was Ivory white when new. Everything is original except that the electrical system has been redone (Lotus fans know why...). Brakes are new, water radiator and other areas have recently been refurbished.
It is exceptionnally preserved and orignal, a true piece of History and the very first mid-engine Lotus for the road.
Early Lotus are gaining value ; the Type 14 Elite, once below 30.000 €, is now in the 80-100.000 € range.
Our example of the highly sought-after and most rare Series 1 (only 300 made) is a legacy of genius engineer Colin Chapman, and a very good investment for the future.
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Lotus Europa - only 5,500 miles (1971)
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Europa Twin Cam Special (5500 miles) (1974)
An amazing find!
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Europa S2 (1971)
At auction there this Lotus Year 1971 mission known for the Lotus was in 2015 restored extremely complex and with attention to detail.
There some tags have been implemented around the built-in motor .....
Restored Rare 1970 Yellow Lotus Europa S2 Gordini
Very Rare Restored 1970 Yellow Lotus Europa S2 Gordini.
This Restored Lotus Europa S2 is fitted with a highly tuned Renault Gordini cross flow engine making it fast, rare and very collectable.
LOTUS EUROPA S1B (46Mk1) 1968 - VERY RARE!
FOR COLLECTORS - FOR SALE !!!
RARE LOTUS EUROPA S1B (46 Mk1) 1968
The most beautiful and most elegant of L O T U S EUROPA !
Exotic sport car of modern and unique concept of his style.
Lotus Europa S1: One owner, California car, in UK (1967)
- One owner from new, matching numbers car
-Running and driving car with 37k miles (Speedometer is working)
-No evidence of accident damage was identified. Original owner advised .....
Lotus Europa 1971 LHD Project
Lotus Europa 1971 LHD Project ex Californian car Renault motor, been dry stored many years, all EU taxes paid with original US title and NOVA