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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Name that Lotus

Who recognizes this Lotus? It's 1 of 1.
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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

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That car's name is ........... Terry!

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I have a 1/12 scale Lexan body of that car made by Parma in 1980.
It is labeled as "GP5 Lotus"
The full name would be "Lotus Europa Turbo GP5"

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Lotus Europa

A German Group 5 turbo Lotus Europa in the late 70's.It used a 1.4 litre turbo Zakspeed engine and the driver was Harald Ertl.
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Now I see how the silhouette of the Esprit wedge was derived.
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Nice unearthing of an old Lotus pic! You are this summer's Indiana Jones of Lotus history!
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Now I see how the silhouette of the Esprit wedge was derived.
Hadn't looked at it that way, but don't think so. The 'silver car' Esprit prototype debuted in 1972, this car is circa 1979. It basically resembles every other Grp 5 running at the time.

In the bottom picture, if you squint you can see the Europa shape in the roof-line and windows/greenhouse.

I have a couple slot cars of this (and just about every other Lotus)

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

Other:
1970 MGB GT
1970 Datsun 510
1984 Honda CRX Si
1984 Pontiac Fiero
2004 Chrysler Crossfire
2009 Pontiac Solstice Coupe
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Hadn't looked at it that way, but don't think so. The 'silver car' Esprit prototype debuted in 1972, this car is circa 1979. It basically resembles every other Grp 5 running at the time.

In the bottom picture, if you squint you can see the Europa shape in the roof-line and windows/greenhouse.

I have a couple slot cars of this (and just about every other Lotus)
I didn't know this Europa based car ran into the 1980's.
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I bet its doors sag too.

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I bet its doors sag too.
Didn't they come from the factory that way?

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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

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