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January 25, 2007

Why yes, it IS British…

Filed under: Car Photo Of The Day,Cars — chuck goolsbee @ 7:42 am

I’m pretty sure it starts with an “E”… 😉


  1. OOO! OOO! OOO! (in my best Horshack…) I know! I know!
    It’s an *El Camino!*

    Comment by vrooomie — January 25, 2007 @ 7:44 am

  2. Here’s the *real* test for your other reader, chuck..
    What is the numerical designator for this car? And did it ever get a big honkin’ V8 in it?

    Comment by vrooomie — January 25, 2007 @ 7:48 am

  3. Finally, I know that name of one of the “name that car” subjects. What a loser I must be to only get one, and that one being so easy that somebody upped the naming ante on it… 🙂

    Comment by dan@rand — January 25, 2007 @ 11:44 am

  4. and it is…. what Dan??

    Comment by cg — January 25, 2007 @ 12:52 pm

  5. When it fails to go into reverse, which I understand happens from time-to-time, you can get out and kick the linkage from the back and all is “well.”

    Comment by Roger — January 25, 2007 @ 8:41 pm

  6. Lotus Europa. The first iteration…

    Comment by Dan O'Donnell — January 25, 2007 @ 10:02 pm

  7. Bingo!

    Comment by cg — January 25, 2007 @ 10:21 pm

  8. and Paul… 3 liter V-8s do not count as “big honkin'”… they don’t reach that nomenclature until they displace 5 liters. 😉


    Comment by cg — January 25, 2007 @ 10:22 pm

  9. A classmate of mine in undergrad had one, and I’d seen a few around. I always had the feeling that if I could have stooped down low enough I could have picked it up and flipped it over. It sure followed Chapman’s mantra of low weight.

    Comment by Dan O'Donnell — January 25, 2007 @ 10:43 pm

  10. You used to see these all the time for sale, usually around $3500. Even the JPS versions. That would be the mid-eighties.

    Can’t say the styling has really ever appealed, but infinitely better than the Elite and Eclat.

    Comment by Roger — January 26, 2007 @ 12:06 am

  11. Well, for a Lotus that weights about 1800 pouinds, all up, the 215 CI B-O-P engine is honkin’!
    OK…fellers, what is the numercial designator (multiple correct answers) for thg Europa?
    I had a customer with one of the lil’ ugly summinabitches (I DETEST’M) and the originals has fiberglass door hinges. If you slammed the door? It would *break* off!
    Then there were the clip-in windows…sheesh!

    Comment by vrooomie — January 26, 2007 @ 7:12 am

  12. There was a one-off Type 47 with a V8, eh?

    Comment by Roger — January 26, 2007 @ 1:47 pm

  13. The one-off V8 version was indeed the 47; the car began life as the Lotus 46, and went (IIRC) to the 53.

    Comment by vrooomie — January 30, 2007 @ 7:04 am

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