Further Information

The Car Barn are pleased to offer this lovely Lotus Europa SE for sale.

This car has a very unique history. It originally was built as an S, however Lotus converted the car to be what we believe is the first SE! 

As Autocar stated at the time:

'First launched in 2006 as the Europa S, the Lotus Europa SE has all the good bits from the Elise and Vauxhall VX220 (extruded aluminium chassis, all-independent suspension, turbocharged 2.0-litre engine) plus bigger brakes, different wheel and tyres sizes and a 10 per cent increase in power and torque.

Now with Lotus-tweaked engine management, the latest Europa SE packs 223bhp instead of 198bhp, plus an enhanced torque output of 221lb ft.'

This was taken from their full road test of the car here:


While in the Car Barn we have replaced all the Tyres with Michelin Pilot Sport 4's (This was due to age rather than wear on the old ones). We will also be changing the Cambelt and Water Pump before sale, as well as giving the car a full service.

Jonathon's Comments:

'We bought this car from the owner who has actually owned it twice! He bought it, sold it to buy a defender, realised that was a bad idea, found it for sale again and then bought it back! He only sold it to us due to personal circumstances, it was a very reluctant sale. In terms of the Europa SE itself, it's an Elise for someone who wants a bit more comfort! The turbo engine gives lots of low down torque, making it a lovely car to cruise in. It's certainly more refined than the Elise/Exige on which it is based' 

All cars sold at the Car Barn come with a 6 month warranty provided in house.

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
  • Our own warranty programme
  • A comprehensive customer service which truly works for the duration of ownership
  • The confidence of dealing with a leading independent specialist established over 30 years
  • Finance available on all stock including classic cars



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