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.
I know the (Type 121) Europa never made it to the USA, but I thought some of you might be interested in an article I wrote for a number of magazines, here published by Lotus Club Queensland.
The Forgotten Lotus ?
In the boardroom scene when Lee Iacocca is doing the slide show is the red car he shows a S1 Elite? It had a yellow badge on the hood which made me think it was. It was only a brief look so I'm not sure.