Video: A Half-century, But A New Body With A Lotus Europa Chassis Was Put Up For Sale
2023 Author: Natalie MacDonald | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 02:36
An unusual lot has appeared on the Classic Cars for Sale portal. A California seller offers to buy a naked body of a Lotus Europ sports car with a chassis. He is 50 years old, but in fact he is new. The current rate is $ 11,850 (RUB 900,000).
Body with attachments - hood, doors, trunk lid. It comes with a complete, ready-to-install undercarriage with levers, springs and shock absorbers. You can put everything together yourself or by contacting a specialized service. The result is a bare but "rolling" body.
- Such a "semi-car" is addressed, first of all, to those who want to implement a restomod on the basis of the original Lotus Europa body - electric, hybrid or simply with a non-standard powerful internal combustion engine. For such projects, enthusiasts absolutely do not need a power plant and often do not need an interior. Therefore, the lot looks attractive.
- Lotus Europ was produced in 1966-1975. The body on sale belongs to the S2 series, one of the most numerous. There were 4.3 thousand cars made in it. A 1.5-liter Renault engine was installed on the car, which was more powerful than the standard one: 82 hp. against 63. Through a 4-speed "mechanics" traction was transmitted to the rear axle. With a mass of 610 kilograms, the Europ accelerated to a hundred in 10 seconds, the maximum speed was 200 km / h.