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eBay watch: 1970s twin cam Lotus Europa car

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I know, not the cheapest thing we've featured on the site, but this 1970s twin cam Lotus Europa car really did draw a gasp from us when we saw it up for auction.


The car is a classic, as distinctive in looks today as it did when it launched in 1966 (although this model is from 1971). It's described by the seller as 'the first mass production, mid-engine road car', which was 'based on a prototype built to compete for a Ford contract to build a LeMans race car in the early 1960s'.

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Features include four-wheel independent suspension and in this early '70s model and a 126bhp Lotus/Ford 'Big Valve' Twin Cam 1,558cc unit that was/is good for 0–60 in seven seconds with a top speed of 125mph. Mileage on this model is just under 49,000, with the car just being on the receiving end of a full service and a fairly recent set of new tyres.

It also 'runs beautifully and starts first turn of the key' and 'drives well and handles nicely', according to the seller. In short, ready to go. A stunning car, which is perhaps why the asking price is £9,995.

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