In the 1960s, Lotus won more F1 World Championships than any other manufacturer. They also produced the Europa a stunning and affordable road going coupe. Designed and built around the lightweight alloy Renault 16 engine the mid engined coupe, had a drag coefficient of only 0.3, handled and performed superbly, and gave the customer a chance to experience race car handling on the road.
The ‘Europa’ concept originated during 1963 with drawings by Ron Hickman, then director of Lotus Engineering. The Europa S2, or Type 54, was introduced in April 1968. It offered a number of refinements from its predecessors including electric windows, fully adjustable seats, a new interior, and a polished wooden fascia for the dashboard.
Dispatched from the Lotus factory in march 1969 to the USA’s eastern distributor. The Europa has seen a comprehensive restoration completed in 2016 and has bills and receipts to show work carried out. Presented in a stunning colour combination and fantastic all-round condition the Europa has European taxes paid and is ready to be used by a new custodian. Offered with a lotus certificate of provenance and a substantial history file.