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post #2 of (permalink) Old 10-09-2018, 04:19 PM
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Owned a couple S2's, my 1969 the local vintage Lotus shop said was the nicest they'd ever seen. It was. Down to the last screw and nut. But THIS one is on another level. Ahhhhhh.....thank you.

To most Europas are pug ugly. I get that. My '70 S2, on the rural Eastern Shore of Maryland, was mistaken for a tiny 'El Camino' style pickup truck (as opposed to the usual 'bread-van' analogy). But a properly sorted one makes an Elise or Exige feel big, bloated, and cumbersome. Driving an Europa is truly a revelation.

Owned, loved, enjoyed, and now gone:
1969 Europa S2 Blue
1970 Europa S2 White
1974 Europa Twin Cam Blue
1974 Europa Twin Cam Blue
1984 Turbo Esprit Calypso Red
2005 Elise Starlight Black
2005 Elise Saffron Yellow
2005 Elise Ardent Red
2006 Exige Graphite Grey
2007 Exige Canyon Red

1970 MGB GT
1970 Datsun 510
1984 Honda CRX Si
1984 Pontiac Fiero
2004 Chrysler Crossfire
2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe
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