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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-06-2013, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Some pics of my clean little vintage racer. Runs like a top, fast enough and corners like a go cart.
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Beautiful. Is it street legal?


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Wow! I don't own anything as clean as that motor!

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Yep, street legal (historic registration). Sadly, it stays so clean because I've only put about 1,000 miles on it in the past five years. Time to get busy behind the seat...
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dsfriends, you have two choices.

Drive the car MUCH more than 1 tank of gas a year.

OR

I come hunt you down and drive the car myself. Now keep in mind that I am in Colorado and you are in the "Mid-Atlantic", so I estimate that to be about 1700 +/- miles away (thats 8.5 years away in your Europa scale). Dont make me do this. I will just drive, and enjoy the heck out of, the car. This is your job.


rhetorical question: If you dont drive something that sexy, what do you drive?

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Wow what a beauty! Nice, clean and well-maintained. The engine compartment is a jewel! Any pics of the interior?
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I should just ship the car to colorado and let you play with it out there! I've driven around CO Springs, some great scenic roads. I do have a few cars that I drive more often, mostly because I'm running errands and the Europa is the kind of car you squeeze into, and don't want to get out. Need to take some interior shots but it's clean like the outside. Five-pt. harnesses, halon, smaller wheel, custom pedal arrangement, etc. About to pull all the gauges to wrap the wood dash front in leather so it's cleaner (apologies to the factory stock restoration guys). Here's one of my custom harness mount
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I just looked at the pictures again and saw the 63/67 Corvette in one of the pictures. If thats one of the things that is distracting you from driving the Europa you are partially excused. I am still going to hunt you down. But it will be to buy you lunch as I like your automotive style. You're driving, and we are NOT taking the Escalade

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Very Nice!! That engine is so Clean! Why wouldn't you be driving that is a very good question! Just swap back and forth between this and the vette! Forget the Escalade haha

I might have to hunt you down too...
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About to pull all the gauges to wrap the wood dash front in leather so it's cleaner (apologies to the factory stock restoration guys).
I'm fine with some custom Europas out there! The Europa is a race car... so what you did was great, I love it! Its not over the top like the OverHaulin one. You kept some originality but added some race/custom features, however I think the wooden dash looks amazing in the car, and I think you should keep that, besides wrapping it in leather will add weight haha

Looks Great!
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All good points. I'll make a carbon fiber dash and then leather wrap it to save weight... The vette in the shot's a '67 big block. And the suv is my daily. I've got a few others, I'll take photo when tropical storm Andrea passes our area. I liked some of the body mods on the Foose europa, just not the paint. I have a rossion with the same duct on the hood.
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VERY NICE!!! Now drive it!!!
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Take it on a drive to LOG. There is a very good chance you could score a nice trophy. Drive it around with other Lotus, run it at the Glenn...
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What a beauty.

Did you have this car at last yr's LOG in Orlando?

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Hmm, that paint job looks familiar.

Come out to some events, that car is gorgeous! We'd love to see it.
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The wood dash (fashia panel among other names) is a sacred thing amongst Brit cars of this era. There are some beautiful burls available. I see your car as one of the best and implore you not to leather wrap it.
That said, we don't get maybe 400 miles a year on ours. She's only seen 1500 per year for 40 years.

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I promise, I'll drive it more this summer. Thanks for the encouragement. I'd actually been thinking of selling it because it sits covered on a lift most of the time and should be driven. The PO-installed dash is the car's only flaw. I've seen some beautiful burled ones — beautiful — but the varnish build up looks to be a distraction. Perhaps I'm over thinking it. I've never been to a LOG event, apologies.
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I want FIRST dibs if you EVER decide to sell. Seriously!! I will give her a great home and I WILL DRIVE it! Very nice Europa!

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