Old Lotus Europa S2 carpets

A new interior for my Lotus Europa

One of my winter projects is redoing the entire interior of my ratty Lotus Europa S2. I perhaps shouldn't call the Lotus ratty but...
Walmart Driving Shoes

New driving shoes

One of the things I've learned in 6 months of Lotus Europa ownership is that the pedals are really close together. Of course this...
Appliance Rim with Lotus Badge

1970 Vintage Appliance Mags

I'm not too crazy about the rims on My 1970 Lotus Europa S2 but they are period. Long term I'll likely go with Panasports...
Smiths Lotus speedometer

A working odometer after decades?

When I purchased my Lotus Europa last year the car odometer showed 20,266 miles and typical of so many Smiths odometers didn't work. Needless...
New Lotus badge

New Lotus badge installed

I purchased a new Lotus nose badge for my Europa from HethelSport in California. Their enamel badges are very nicely done and have an...
Lotus Europa 0495R doors

Who owns Lotus Europa 0495R?

Lotus Europa S2 0485R was likely built at the same time as my car being one serial number earlier than my 0496R. It would...
Fancy new Lotus Europa resonator

Colin Chapman: “Simplify, then add lightness”

Colin Chapman apparently said "Simplify, then add lightness”. I'm not sure how this relates to my Lotus Europa but my car has been shedding the...
J-B Weld SteelStik Epoxy

J-B Weld SteelStik Epoxy saved the day

I'm always a little skeptical about miracle fixes that will save hundreds of dollars. I also don't like to spend hundreds of dollars if...
JB SteelStik

My Lotus Europa is still leaking gas

The past few weeks I've been driving with a maximum of half a tank of gas as I've been slowly dripping fuel if I...
Lotus Europa parts

Lotus Europa parts list

In preparation for my 1970 Lotus Europa S2 basic restoration I started to put together a purchase list. R.D. Enterprises has a decent selection...