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1968 UK RHD S2
« on: Saturday,July 16, 2016, 06:34:15 AM »
Hi Everyone, new to the forum and to Lotus Europa's!

Just picked up this UK RHD 1968 S2, needs a full restoration but all complete minus a rear boot lid

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Re: 1968 UK RHD S2
« Reply #1 on: Saturday,July 16, 2016, 06:48:26 AM »
This is what they look like when they need a full restoration:

https://jbcollier.smugmug.com/Lotus-Europa/i-Tt4Wgk3/A

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That looks like a lovely button door latch 54.  Congratulations!

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Re: 1968 UK RHD S2
« Reply #2 on: Saturday,July 16, 2016, 06:59:54 AM »
Lol fair comment, the image above was taken by the previous owner 3 years ago it's a bit worse now and the rear engine bay was damaged in transit,

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Re: 1968 UK RHD S2
« Reply #3 on: Saturday,July 16, 2016, 07:56:46 AM »
eehh lad, nothing a bit of T-Cut won't sort out for you.....    :)

Welcome to the forum, that looks a very decent buy and as John says, a very nice looking early car. What's the interior like, dusty or are you evicting mice ?

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Re: 1968 UK RHD S2
« Reply #4 on: Saturday,July 16, 2016, 08:06:18 AM »
Just dust and dirt, it's all very tidy, only problem is when we were bringing it home on a flat bed the wind caught the rear boot and ripped it off, absolutely gutted😔

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Re: 1968 UK RHD S2
« Reply #5 on: Saturday,July 16, 2016, 08:17:31 AM »
I believe it could be the earliest RHD?

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Re: 1968 UK RHD S2
« Reply #6 on: Saturday,July 16, 2016, 11:07:32 AM »
You had towed it facing backwards on the flat bed?  The rear latch will not hold if towed backwards.  Usually it folds over smashing the windshield as well.  Very sorry to hear this.

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Re: 1968 UK RHD S2
« Reply #7 on: Saturday,July 16, 2016, 01:04:33 PM »
Yes windscreen gone but you learn by your mistakes!! Not the end of the world

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Re: 1968 UK RHD S2
« Reply #8 on: Saturday,July 16, 2016, 11:49:24 PM »
Just dust and dirt, it's all very tidy, only problem is when we were bringing it home on a flat bed the wind caught the rear boot and ripped it off, absolutely gutted😔

You are not the first to do that.

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Re: 1968 UK RHD S2
« Reply #9 on: Monday,July 18, 2016, 08:55:32 AM »
Welcome to the forum, Mr. GT. Good looking project you have there; no warts and push button door latches. And as 4129R says, you are certainly not the first to wreck an engine cover by towing a Europa backwards.

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Re: 1968 UK RHD S2
« Reply #10 on: Monday,July 18, 2016, 09:02:35 AM »
 :Welcome:
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Re: 1968 UK RHD S2
« Reply #11 on: Monday,July 18, 2016, 10:21:13 AM »
 :Welcome: British GT!

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Re: 1968 UK RHD S2
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday,July 19, 2016, 01:51:27 PM »
Thanks guys I'm looking forward to getting it back on the road!

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Re: 1968 UK RHD S2
« Reply #13 on: Thursday,October 27, 2016, 12:53:51 PM »
Strip down begins, I'm still very keen to find an original period engine cover

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Re: 1968 UK RHD S2
« Reply #14 on: Thursday,October 27, 2016, 01:40:09 PM »
Originals will most likely have lots of stress cracks that take a good deal of time to repair properly.  Get a new one.  Banks will have them.