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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-09-2018, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Europa on Petrolicious

I like to watch Lotus videos on YouTube. Here's one i thought I'd share.

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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
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I’ve always seen them as true beauties. Ours named “Black Beauty”

500 lbs lighter than an awkward Elise.

Anyone can make something complicated. It takes genius to make it simple. Einstein.
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That is another great Lotus video. The owner is on here (@Spence) and had a sweet Esprit featured a couple of years ago. I wonder if he still owns that car too...
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