For Sale: 1971 Lotus Europa in Simi Valley, California


Vehicle Description




Before you consider purchasing a lotus Europa that is a barn find project $3K-$10K or a supposedly ground up restoration $25K-$45K be aware of all the issues and hidden costs these very unique cars present for the average sports car enthusiast.

We have attempted to provide individuals looking to begin there personal project building there custom Europa on a solid foundation, moving forward with confidence knowing key components that will provide reliability have been addressed in a costly manner. With full support we will provide all necessary technical design ,custom fabrication, of all components for them to build a Europa to there standards.  

 Body Shell . Reinforced windshield fiberglass frame including pillars, rear glass fiberglass surround with steel tubing attached to custom reinforced chassis seat frame, removable reinforced and modified TARGA TOP incorporating all original fiberglass top and doors. Providing additional head and leg room. Will need fiberglass repair and additional modifications to faulty design issues, all work will be performed by us.  

Chassis. Has been media cleaned inspected, center section has been removed and replaced due to excessive rust, insert panel is upgraded with ticker gauge steel for additional strength, complete chassis assembly was placed in jig and all necessary welding and fabrication was performed making sure all front suspension pickup points, rear radius arm points are correct and within factory specifications.

Also included in package is our custom designed driver /passenger seat frame support, providing additional mounting points to chassis increasing the structural integrity and safety necessary for a very bad design. A must for anyone considering getting into a Europa over 150 lbs. 

* Complete Front/Rear Suspension, Brake, Assembly.
All items have been disassembled inspected media cleaned ready for assembly. * INCLUDED IN PURCHASE PRICE *   Valued at $6,950.00 for sale separately.

 * Complete rebuilt drive train conversion for Europa S2, replacing the antiquated under powered and weak Renault engine / trans axle, we have designed an alternative complete engine and trans axle assembly. Actually this conversion is 10lbs lighter than Renault package, due to weight saving of lightened engine rotating assembly, replacing cast iron intake / exhaust manifold ,and all other engine / transmission ancillary components.

Utilizing race proven reliable F.C / S2000.  Ford Pinto 2.0 engine producing 150-160 H.P. (spec race trim)

Upgraded dry sump race engine's, with longer rods, larger bore, lightened, balanced rotating assembly, our proprietary direct ignition system with custom individual port manifold and carburetors. 

Due to increased H.P / Torque. Modified V.W trans axle, with custom engine adapter built to off road specifications rated for 190-200 H.P 

This combination will deliver reliable.

185-195 H.P @ 6500-7000 rpm (pump gas)       

210-215 H.P @ 6900-7500 rpm (race fuel, E85)

With custom gearing /final drive ratios, with 26".5 tire dia. @ 2500 r.p.m 4th gear. *62 mph.  @6500 r.p.m 4th gear. *161 mph.    

$12,950.00 (engine / trans)* If purchased with this kit. For sale separately $15,950.00

* This complete drive train assembly can be utilized for Twin Cam  Chassis application with side outlet header/exhaust system.

* The photo of Header /exhaust system over valve cover is specific to our (Targa Top Conversion)

Contact us for details. For additional necessary modifications and parts. Modified rear uprights / hubs, with disc brake conversion for C/V joints and axles. Custom alternator / necessary pulleys. Custom dry sump baffled oil tank. Shifter assembly and all other related hoses and fittings to complete conversion.


  * We can provide complete restoration services specific to the needs of buyer, including various engine and drive train options including electric / hybrid . With the purchase of this kit, listed prices below for roller or complete turn key running car, will include all parts, labor, material.

*Complete Rolling Chassis Powder Coated. Body Prepped  For Paint Or Vinyl Wrap. Including Suspension, Brakes, Wheels/tires. 
Price does not include. Glass / Rubber Trim /Electrical /Interior trim components. $32k-$35k. 

 (Based on all original suspension /brake components. Does not include paint/vinyl wrap)

*Complete Running Car With Engine/Drive Train options of your choice with all related fabrication including paint or vinyl wrap. With Interior Trim / Accessories, all glass or Lexan. $62k-$65k.     

(Based on  conventional engine /drive line /suspension. Does not include custom EV/Hybrid drive train and related components / suspension upgrades)

Call to discuss further details : (818) 262-7357

( Check out videos below of the various projects completed )



Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1336169
  • Price:$19,950
  • Location:Simi Valley, California
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Lotus
  • Model:Europa
  • Odometer:0

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