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Re: What does your Europa look like *today* ?
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday,May 15, 2013, 05:03:10 AM »
Matt,
Regency Red (L 11).  Although the car was re-shot at at some point it is very close to the original.  I do like the color combo on your car.
Thanks for the info on the mirrors.

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Re: What does your Europa look like *today* ?
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday,May 15, 2013, 05:15:08 AM »
Welcome to the forum, Matt. I love your Europa. She's beautiful and the colour scheme is perfect. I must say I like those mirrors as well, They look to be much more effective then mine (in fact, if you can actually see anything behind you, then they are more effective then mine). I'm glad to see you drive your Europa regularly. The rest of your stable is impressive, too. What a great selection of road going Loti. Cheers.
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Re: What does your Europa look like *today* ?
« Reply #17 on: Thursday,May 16, 2013, 06:53:16 AM »
https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/bigpicture.asp?RecID=1551

Thanks again Matt, those mirrors just may be the ticket............
Would like to see what they look like on a Plus 2...........

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Re: What does your Europa look like *today* ?
« Reply #18 on: Friday,May 17, 2013, 02:55:57 AM »
The mirrors do seem to suit the shape, I can see very well behind me and on both sides, something you can't do on the standard setup.

I'm not sure how they would suit a the elegant shape of a +2 Elan, I will hold a spare one on the +2 and a sprint over the week end and post up a picture so we can see.

Below are some links to the posts I did when I was working on my Europa, and one from my esprit if anyone is interested.

All my cars I have, I brought as barn finds, I'm a sucker for a sad looking wreck !

My Europa http://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/topic/35117-europa-twincam-1972/
My Esprit http://www.thelotusforums.com/forums/topic/15999-s1-barn-find-restoration/

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Also have a S3 Elan and S4 Elan both I am currently restoring

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Re: What does your Europa look like *today* ?
« Reply #19 on: Friday,May 17, 2013, 09:51:53 AM »
Two great stories there Matt, very impressive. Although this is a Europa forum I must say I was really impressed by the Esprit tale, especially the fact you were doing the work in a single garage and an Esprit isn't a small car !

I'll look forward to updates on the Europa. Are you recording the progress on the Elans on the Lotuselan.net forums ?

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Re: What does your Europa look like *today* ?
« Reply #20 on: Saturday,June 08, 2013, 06:22:51 AM »
Hi,     :newhere:
Ok, my first post here. I took my 74 special (named Schokofrosch - chocolate frog) for a short spin to get something to eat and to drink and just came back.

Greetings from Germanny.

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Re: What does your Europa look like *today* ?
« Reply #21 on: Saturday,June 08, 2013, 07:55:39 AM »
Getting closer & closer to final completion every day now...Got to be ready to go in August for a show!
 Figured I would add a rear shot for the group to inspect.
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Re: What does your Europa look like *today* ?
« Reply #22 on: Saturday,June 08, 2013, 09:06:30 AM »
(named Schokofrosch - chocolate frog)

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now that's a great nickname, I love it.

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Re: What does your Europa look like *today* ?
« Reply #23 on: Saturday,June 08, 2013, 09:08:46 AM »
Hi Lou,

Yep, that's got to be one of the cleanest Europas I've seen outside of a show, it just looks "brand new".   Oh, and I know you guys get to do some weird things with your version of registration plates, but is that one you've got there for real or is it just for shows ?

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Re: What does your Europa look like *today* ?
« Reply #24 on: Saturday,June 08, 2013, 05:47:26 PM »
Brian, Here in Pennsylvania the Historic licence plates have a embossed picture of an old Model T on them. I  dont't like them very much and had some various other tags made. I will use the state plate, but it will be portable and not affixed, behind the drivers headrest using the rear window for identification. The Troopers will probably stop me at some point, but I think they will want to see the car and not issue a summons. My Marine ID, Viet Nam Vet card usually gets me a free pass.
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Re: What does your Europa look like *today* ?
« Reply #25 on: Saturday,June 08, 2013, 05:56:48 PM »
Gee, I forgot the previous pic was an old shot,here's one with standard black valve cover. ld

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Re: What does your Europa look like *today* ?
« Reply #26 on: Saturday,June 08, 2013, 09:18:13 PM »
As my dad would have said "so clean you can eat your dinner off it."    But the game's up Lou, that's clearly not a proper Lotus - real ones have oil leaks.......  ;)

Incidentally, if that's the same alternator that I fitted to mine last year (Lucas ACR) then I had to get a 90deg plug for the wiring loom to get clearance with the luggage tray installed, using the standard loom it was almost touching the tray, too little space for me to be relaxed about it. 

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Re: What does your Europa look like *today* ?
« Reply #27 on: Sunday,June 09, 2013, 10:03:42 AM »
This is how mine looked Thursday. It's no different today...

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Re: What does your Europa look like *today* ?
« Reply #28 on: Monday,June 10, 2013, 06:25:00 AM »
Hi,     :newhere:
Ok, my first post here. I took my 74 special (named Schokofrosch - chocolate frog) for a short spin to get something to eat and to drink and just came back.

Greetings from Germanny.

Uwe
Welcome to the forum. That is a beautiful Europa. I don't bvelieve that I've seen that colour on a Europa before, but it looks fantastic. Is it a factory colour? Cool nick name, too.
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Re: What does your Europa look like *today* ?
« Reply #29 on: Monday,June 10, 2013, 11:15:52 PM »
Welcome to the forum. That is a beautiful Europa. I don't bvelieve that I've seen that colour on a Europa before, but it looks fantastic. Is it a factory colour? Cool nick name, too.

Thank you. To my knowledge it is a factory colour, the ID plate says it is L19. In the Yahoo group was at least one other in that colour.
The colour of your car seems similar, but a bit lighter.