This is a two-owner car originally from Laguna Beach, CA. The restoration was completed by David Zumstein. It is said that he has restored many concours-winning English cars. The engine was rebuilt with higher-performance cams, pistons and valve-train components to give the car a little more power for the driver to enjoy. This has a one-piece Weber aluminum cylinder head with twin Weber carburetors and its original Renault 5-speed manual transmission with new bushings in the linkage. The woodgrain on the dash has been refinished, and the Lotus Green loop carpets are new.
Many one-of-a-kind features were added by the first owner, such as subtle fender flares, a custom front air dam, sunroof and high-performance suspension components. When the car was repainted in white, the turn signals on top of the hood were moved into the front end and the side markers were deleted for a cleaner look. The black-and-green interior is neat and professional. A custom stainless-steel exhaust was fabricated, and the disc brakes and suspension were rebuilt. Also, the cooling system was enhanced with more powerful electric fans. The 13-inch Lotus wheels are wrapped in Yokohama tires to complete the performance-car look. This fun and sporty Lotus Europa is said to have a top speed of 125 mph.