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08-17-2019 10:36 AM
kestrel74 Fred.
08-17-2019 05:10 AM
4380r
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Originally Posted by kapps View Post
I bet its doors sag too.
Didn't they come from the factory that way?
08-16-2019 04:17 PM
kapps I bet its doors sag too.
08-16-2019 03:26 PM
senna's daddy
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Originally Posted by 4380r View Post
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.
08-16-2019 01:48 PM
4380r
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Originally Posted by senna's daddy View Post
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)
08-16-2019 01:44 PM
Europa TC Nice unearthing of an old Lotus pic! You are this summer's Indiana Jones of Lotus history!
08-16-2019 01:19 PM
senna's daddy Now I see how the silhouette of the Esprit wedge was derived.
08-16-2019 01:07 PM
jmcwpb
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.
08-16-2019 01:01 PM
Rick Brooks 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"

Rick Brooks
08-16-2019 12:45 PM
WestCoastLotus That car's name is ........... Terry!
08-16-2019 12:40 PM
4380r
Name that Lotus

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

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