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I am looking for information and photos of the Jensen Motors Lotus Europa that raced in the SCCA.

The car was driven by Gary Rodriguez to a second place finish at the Road race of Champions in Atlanta on Nov. 4, 1973.

The car was built by Jensen Motors in Compton Calif. and they printed a manual on how to build a racing Europa.

So far this is all the information I have on the car.

If you have information or photos please contact me....

[email protected]

Thanks, Jim
 

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Europa developed by Jensen Motors

This is your lucky day. I have the manual and you may have it. I developed a 73 Europa based in part on information in the book. The manual is primative by todays standards. I'll send a pic of my car that was taken in 1982, during the first ever pro-solo. We finised second overall and would have been first but red lighted the last run
 

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I ran into the author of the tuning manual several years ago when looking for information about our Warwick GT, as we are filming a short documentary about our car. His name is Colin Ham. Turns out he is also a near by neighbor. His father owned the company for a few years. As a teen he traveled with Warwick filming their adventures at the local UK tracks and running parts.

To shoot part of the documentary in our shop, I had to move out our Europa. Colin lit up when he saw it and brought by the original copy of the tuning manual. While we spent most of the time talking Warwick, he is very knowledgeable about what worked and what didn't when Jensen campained the Europa.

I would be interested in learning more about the current condition of the Jensen Europa.

Dean
 

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Somewhat relevant to this discussion...... some 30 years ago, a friend purchased all the motor components from the Jenson Europa, a guy in Chicago had them.

One of the cylinder heads currently is in use on my Elan's motor, the other head and block were used on another Elan, which is in hibernation somewhere in New England.

The heads don't have real radical porting, but have very deep spring pockets to accomodate the 440 lift cams that were used.
 
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