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1972 LOTUS EUROPA COSWORTH

Red with black interior
Frame off restoration with very few miles
Unique and very well built Europa
Dry sump Cosworth BDA Twin 16 valve engine
4 speed transaxle
Panasport alloy wheels
AVO adjustable shocks with Eibach springs
Stainless steel muffler
Ceramic coated headers

$25,900
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Cosworth solidified its association with Ford in 1969, by developing a double overhead camshaft (DOHC) 16-valve inline four-cylinder engine for road use in the Ford Escort. As Keith Duckworth was busy designing and developing the DFV, the project was assigned to Mike Hall, who created the 1601 cc BDA on the Kent block for homologation purposes. The camshafts were driven by a toothed belt developed for Fiat 124, hence the name BDA, literally meaning "Belt Drive, A type". It was designed for FIA Group 2 and Group 4 on either rallying or touring car racing purpose. The nominal homologation at 1601 cc capacity meant that BDA-engined cars competed in what was usually the top class (1600 cc and up) so were eligible for overall victories rather than class wins.







 
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