Hello All. :wave: I'm new here but not to Lotus, thats why I didnt post this in the "Hi I'm new here." thread
Anyways my name is Chris Winfree, some of you might know me... I've sent emails out and I'm a member on the Yahoo Europa List. I'm a big Lotus fan since 2004. My dad has a 2005 Elise that I drive a couple times a month. I've always wanted a Lotus, but my dad said I'm not going to get an Elise unless I wait until senior year in High school, but I asked him if I could have a Lotus Europa TCS, and he said no at first, even though he had a John Player Special edition in the 70's he bought his used and was the 2nd owner. Both my parents had only one reason why I couldn't get the Europa TCS is because they said I needed more driving exprience, so I asked them if I could have a Project Europa, while driving my Mustang GT. This way I'll be gettting more exprience driving than just getting into one and driving it. At first my parents said no, but my dad said well if you found one that runs, not to much, but still needs to get fixed, I'll think about it.
So I started Looking around for one and I found one, told my dad about it and he looked at it and said okay we will buy it. My mom still said no but we convinced her to let us do it, and she said will is be father son time, and we said Yep!
About the Car! Vin #3675R, I'll get it registered as soon as I can. We are the 3rd owner, the first onwer, Robert Goch, lived in Somerset, PA and he dropped a valve and tried to fix it and failed so he parked it. Than the 2nd owner, James, who lives just 30 miles north of Somerset in a small town called Jerome, PA, so its been in PA ll its life till know. He bought it in 94, Rebuilt the engine started it twice, rebuilt the boosters, some of the suspension, and that about it. The original color is Regency Red (L11), got that off the Registry. We have alot of orginal parts but missing the big parts like : The doors, Whinshield, Hood, Enigne Cover Hood, and some other parts. RD, Banks Europa, SJ sportscars should have all I need... hope shipping won't be to bad from Europe. If anyone has parts please let me know, it can be any part not just the doors and stuff just message me if you have any, please.
I'm located in Franklin TN, just south of Nashville. Pictures will come soon I just have to figure out how to do it, download them to my computer.