Wed, 20th Apr 2016 13:30

Imperial War Museum Duxford

 
  Lot 70
 

1974 Lotus Europa Twin Cam Special

Estimated at £25,000 - £30,000


Lot details
Registration No: Un-Reg
Chassis No: 740444580R

- Believed to have been sold new in America and imported from car friendly California

- Just 5,500 miles are recorded on the odometer of this rare Twin-Cam Special

- A beautiful colour combination and Big-Valve Lotus-Ford engine and 5-speed gearbox

The Europa caused a tremendous stir at its introduction in 1966, but it was not until the Twin-Cam of 1971 that the model finally delivered on all fronts. Motor's test of the newcomer returned a 0-60mph time of 8.2 seconds and a mean top speed of 118.5mph. This rare left hand drive, US supplied Twin-Cam Special was released from a private collection in California and was imported into England in 2011 to form part of a Lotus dealers collection. Understood to have covered just 5,500 miles from new, this Europa is finished in the fetching combination of Lagoon Blue paintwork and Oatmeal coloured interior, and the vendor describes the car as having original paintwork and interior trim, and the overall condition as being good to very good. With such a low recorded mileage, left hand drive steering, and a wonderful colour combination, this rare Lotus should be paid close inspection by enthusiastic collectors around the world.
 

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