Lotus Europa interior colour combination

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I have started work on redoing the interior of my Lotus Europa S2 as the previous 50 year old vinyl and carpet were very worn.

Worn out Lotus Europa interior
Worn out Lotus Europa interior

While not being original I’ve decided to go with European leather for the seats, centre console, dash pad and door cards. Rather than go with black only (original) there will be grey inserts in the seats and perhaps in the door pockets. This previously for sale Europa has grey seat inserts and I think it looks great.

Lotus Europa with grey and black interior
Lotus Europa with grey and black interior

Rather than use black carpet I’m going with a black and grey mix. This is actually an outdoor deck carpet that looks very durable and is thin so should form well to the contours of the interior. The European leather is very high end and should probably be in a Porsche or Ferrari but should look perfect in my lowly Lotus as well. I thought about using blue but felt that using colour might limit my options at a later date. The leather is sold either by 1/2 hide (for the grey)  or full hide so I”ll have lots of material left over. I’ll have to make custom drink cups and small items like that to use it up. How about some custom fitting suitcases like McLaren and Bugatti will sell you?

Lotus Europa carpet and leather samples
Lotus Europa carpet and leather samples

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