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Lotus Europa S2 1971 - Restored

Make: Lotus
Model: Europa
Trim: S2
Year: 1971
Mileage: 36,000
VIN: 0261R
Color: White
Cylinders: 4
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Naperville, Illinois, United States

1971 Lotus Europa S2 Additional Info:

For sale is a restored 1971 Lotus Europa S2, following a 2 year restoration. The work done on this car is extensive with all of the major items either replaced or restored. This includes fresh paint, new chassis, new wiring loom, new bushes and seals throughout the car (body and suspension), media blasted suspension parts, new water tubes, cables, and the list goes on.

This car was recently advertised on BAT and missed out on the reserve by a small amount. Here is the link. Feel free to check it out and the comments.


I have this car advertised elsewhere and have the right to pull it off ebay at anytime.

If you have any questions, please contact me on pmerrywe@hotmail.com

Below is a list of the work completed on the car.

1971 Lotus Europa S2 - restored, (keeping an original look)

Body repainted (Corvette White)

New chassis (Original style)

New wiring harness fitted (originated from Banks UK)

Cosmic wheels have been restored to original condition (powder coated)

New tires fitted

New Carpets

New original seat belts

New Griffin aluminium Radiator

Pertronix electronic ignition

New SS door hinges fitted

New SS Seat tracks

New door seals

New drop window seals

New front and rear suspension springs and dampers

New steering rack

New Ball joints for all suspension components

New clutch assembly and T/O bearing

New clutch cable

New engine mounts

New transmission Axle seals

New Throttle cable

Rear hood gas strut assembly installed

New rubber bushes all round the vehicle suspension

All suspension components have been media blasted and repainted

New drop links

New front chassis to front of body metal tray

New side repeaters (x4)

New bonnet frog eye style indicators

New exhaust Muffler (Lotus part)

New exhaust down pipe

New Gauges (Oil, Fuel, Water)

Chassis foam insulation installed

Firewall soundproofed insulation installed

Seats recovered on center cushions (original style material)

Dash has been veneered

New dash vents

New interior light

Front screen surround replaced with chrome trim (Banks UK)

New brake lines all round

New Green front pads and rear pads

New piston seals on front and rear brakes

Brakes have been cleaned/ painted

New rotors on front

New hoses all round on heating system

Non functional Original style radio installed

New Side Mirror

New Petrol Cap

Restored fuel tank (pressure tested and painted)

New gear linkage Heim joints fitted

Rocker Cover media blasted and powder coated in Black

SS braided Brake Hoses

There is no rust on any suspension or engine components. Everything has been media blasted and painted.

I estimate around 100 miles have been complete since the restoration.

Items to note:

Front end has been repaired prior to me owning the car. When preparing the body for paint I noticed areas which had been repaired. It appears it has a whole new front end fitted. You would not notice from the outside that this work has been done.


This car was restored in 2016. I have since had a back operation and working on cars is proving difficult for me. Therefore I am looking to sell. I have driven the car to a couple of shows and always walked away with a trophy. It is a real crowd puller and gets a lot of attention.