Further Information

The Car Barn are excited to present this rare Lotus Europa Special for sale.

One of 84 Examples left in the UK. This car is finished in Porsche Guards Red with Oatmeal interior. 

Supplied new in 1973 and was sold by Northern Sports Cars in Richmond Yorkshire. 

The stated power output of the Big Valve / Dellorto motors is 125-126 bhp at 6500 rpm, with maximum torque of 113 lb ft at 5500 rpm.

After a few different owners in 1984 the owner changed and this is where the invoicing details begin. He replaced the chassis, repainted the car Porsche Guards Red and had engine balancing, rebuild and suspension work done between July 1984 and June 1985. New radius arms were fitted in September 1987 and the brake servo was renewed in
April 2000. Christopher Neil Sports Cars, Northwich did much of the work, In 1998 He obtained a Certificate of Authenticity for the car from Lotus Cars Ltd.

Since then there have a been a few more owners and lots of receipts for more work done.

This brings us up to the present day, where the car is presented in it's current condition. The car mechanically is very sound however the paintwork is now showing it's age and plenty of patina. The new owner my wish to either wish to leave it as it is, or re-spray the car. 

Jonathon's Comments:

'The Europa is one of the great Lotus's, a predecessor to the Elise. Lightweight and fun to drive. The engines evolved over the years from the slow early Renault units, though to the twin cam and eventually the Big Valve twin-cam which is what we have in our car. A mint example of the Europa 'Special' would fetch over £40,000, thus this car allows you plenty of scope to make it perfect within the price, or just leave it as it is and drive it like it's meant to be driven!' 

For more information or to book an appointment to view the vehicle please contact Jonathon Webb on +44(0)7442 897760 or on Jonathon@carbarn.co.uk

About Carbarn

Car Barn by Aston Workshop is an independent classic, sports and prestige car specialist located on Red Row Estate, an idyllic 37 acre venue set in the North East countryside. Red Row is located in County Durham, only 2 miles away from Beamish Museum, one of the North’s major tourist attractions.  Our car showrooms share our beautiful location with our sister company The Black Horse Beamish pub, restaurant and hotel. We offer a wide variety of used vehicles for sale in our pair of showrooms including special editions, low mileage examples, supercars and high performance models by Aston Martin, Lotus, Ferrari, Porsche, Bentley, Morgan, McLaren, Lagonda, Jaguar, Ariel and Caterham. As a well established dealer we typically we have around 80 cars on site at any given time and our showrooms are one of the most impressive luxury car collections in the North East of England.  

Our specialist classic and sports car service, repair and diagnosis workshop at Carbarn is staffed by experienced local mechanics with a wide range of skills and diagnostic equipment. If your specialist car has developed a fault please call by and we will be happy to give a no obligation estimate. In addition to annual or routine servicing and maintenance we also undertake classic car restorations including all aspects of chassis repair, engine tuning, paint and body work.

We are one of the North East’s few specialist classic, sports and prestige car buyers who will buy your vehicle directly or offer sale or return and part exchange from our showroom. We are constantly seeking used stock.  If you find yourself thinking the time has come to sell my car, be it classic sports or prestige, and you want to deal with a well established local north east company please contact us to discuss our best price.  We provide a more personal and flexible approach than car buying websites or auctions and as a classic and vintage car specialist are happy to discuss cars which have been in long term storage, off the road, SORN or vehicles which are otherwise described as barn finds.

We have an in house transport service which offers collection, storage and delivery facilities and Carbarn are happy to purchase used classic, sports and luxury cars from across the North East region and the wider UK.

Our experienced team are also pleased to help and advise if you are a collector or seeking to purchase a car specifically for investment purposes.

The benefits of buying and selling with us include:

  • Nationwide collection and delivery service on our own covered transporters
  • Cars which are prepared by technicians working exclusively on classic and sports cars
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