Rusty Lotus Europa seat

Removing the Lotus Europa S2 seats

I don't have any plans to restore my 1970 Lotus Europa at this point but decided to pull the seats and at least clean...
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...
1970 Lotus Europa S2 build plate

1970 Lotus Europa S2 Build Plate

A lot can be learned from the build plate on my new to me Lotus Europa S2. The car was built in June, 1970...

1970 Lotus Europa S2

I finally found the Lotus Europa that I was looking for and amazingly it was only a 40 minute drive away. This worked out...
Ugly Lotus Europa headliner

Removing the Lotus Europa headliner

In many ways the interior of my 1970 Lotus Europa S2 is the worst part of the car. The dash is peeling as most...
Lotus Europa carpet and leather samples

Lotus Europa interior colour combination

I have started work on redoing the interior of my Lotus Europa S2 as the previous 50 year old vinyl and carpet were very...
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...
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...
Sceadu Design fiberglass plug

Producing fiberglass plugs, molds and finished parts

Many of our Lotus cars are primarily made of fiberglass. During the restoration of my Lotus Europa S2 I've been making fiberglass plugs for...
Installing Europa engine cover lettering

Start with the loTus

I finally had the chance to look closely at the box of parts the previous owner of my Lotus Europa gave me. A new...