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1968 LOTUS Europe Serie 1
 
     

ACQUISITION
&
Restoration of the last LOTUS Europe Serie 1
(serial number: 460644, year: 1968)

last update: 2003-04 GO!

The Lotus Europe S1 as bought
In evidence the frame is rusted, then I bought a donnor car: a Serie 2...
The Serie 2
Removing the Serie 2 frame
After removing all mechanics parts, the Serie 2 frame is sanded
All parts removed from the Serie 1
Cutting the body to remove the frame through the back end
Removing the frame
The Serie 1 rusted frame
The naked body
The Serie 2 frame is primed
The body is repaired then primed
The Serie 2 frame is modified to the Serie 1 specifications
Installing the frame in the bodyshell
"Re-fiberglassing" the parts...
...around the frame
Now the car is painted...
Begining to finish...
The front suspension components
Renault Gordini engine and transmission...
... in their place inside!
The rear suspension assembly picture coming soon!
The car on temporary wheels
First hand-powered outing!
The Gordini engine with two Webers two barrels and Lotus valve cover from Europa Engineering

Side view
Front view
... again
Rear view
The mechanical look very well
Interior view

 
 


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