I'm not too crazy about the rims on My 1970 Lotus Europa S2 but they are period. Long term I'll likely go with Panasports or a similar design but these old Appliance mags will do for now. These Appliance Mags...
When I purchased my Lotus Europa last year the car odometer showed 20,266 miles and typical of so many Smiths odometers didn't work. Needless to say, I have no idea how many miles are on the car and, as...
I purchased a new Lotus nose badge for my Europa from HethelSport in California. Their enamel badges are very nicely done and have an older look to them which is nice. They may not be for older Lotus purists...
Lotus Europa S2 0485R was likely built at the same time as my car being one serial number earlier than my 0496R. It would be cool to locate the car because I have the drivers' door that was supposed...
Colin Chapman apparently said "Simplify, then add lightness”. I'm not sure how this relates to my Lotus Europa but my car has been shedding the odd piece once in a while and keeps on running. Does this mean it's too...
I'm always a little skeptical about miracle fixes that will save hundreds of dollars. I also don't like to spend hundreds of dollars if I don't need too. Previously I wrote about my Lotus Europa's leaking gas tank and the...
The past few weeks I've been driving with a maximum of half a tank of gas as I've been slowly dripping fuel if I fill the tank further up. While normally this isn't a huge problem it does mean...
Lotus Europa parts

Lotus Europa parts list

In preparation for my 1970 Lotus Europa S2 basic restoration I started to put together a purchase list. R.D. Enterprises has a decent selection of hard to find pieces for our old cars in addition to specially manufactured parts...
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Let there be noise!

Crank the volume up and play the video above.These Hella air horns are loud but sound terrible. I guess the main point is to get attention so they will work. When I purchased my Lotus Europa most things electrical worked...
Old British cars are have amazing electrical systems. We all know about Lucas, the Prince of Darkness. Well, to keep us safe and make sure our lovely cars don't burst into flames typically the whole electrical system runs through...