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Just Purchased; '74 Europa

Hey guys, I just took delivery of a 1974, copper coloured, Twin Cam (Big Valve). It's a restoration project. The main detractors are that it's missing the dash, but other than that, it's pretty much about 98% complete. I hope to start a blog page an document the restoration process. Photos to follow.

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Congrats. Looking forward to seeing the progress.


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Congratulations and thanks for taking on this project.
Have you had an Europa before?

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Congratulations!! This should be a fun project and in the end you should have a car that is a LOT of fun! Keep us posted on your progress!
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Congratulations and thanks for taking on this project.
Have you had an Europa before?
I had an S2 that I was going to restore, then I got the '84 Esprit (the one that burned) and sold the S2. Now I've got a '95 Esprit and traded an '85 Esprit (another restoration project) for the Europa.

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Congrats on the purchase! I just started a 1973 project myself! No dash either, so maybe we can bounce ideas off each other when the time comes.
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If you're interested in a very beautiful dash, Prestige Autowood (Prestige Autowood) makes great Europa dashes. He made mine for me and you can have your choice of veneer.

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