Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Northern Nevada
As a reference I weighed my 1969 Europa S2 when it was new and it weighed 1,250 lbs. When I put a roll cage in it and remove all the extraneous stuff, for racing it ended up being about the same, or 1,400 lbs with me in it. A 1971 S2 I just finished, I was able to get down to 1,175 lbs for the street. On the latter, did everything mentioned (except aluminum fasteners) along with polycarbonate side and rear windows. I used plastic replacement headlights and 3" dia. truck parking and tail lights. I replaced the OEM alternator with a small one-wire unit. Basically, everything was optimized for weight reduction. The replacement seats weighed 12-15 lbs each (the originals weight 25). This car had the 807 cross-flow engine with a 5-speed. I also fabricated a replacement dash out of fiberglass (a substantial weight reduction).