You don’t have to dig around very much to find horror stories about the Lotus Europa. Colin Chapman’s strange mid-engine “bread van” design is known for major structural problems, dodgy fiberglass and the kind of mechanical troubles only Lotus enthusiasts can tolerate. The car’s reputation has kept prices low, but […]


  1. Thanks for the interesting article on the Lotus Europa “Affordable Classic.” However, I am very disappointed with the Frankenstein photos utilized. Why not a stock Europa?

  2. I appreciate the article on the Lotus Europa as an “Affordable Classic.” However, why did you use a Frankenstein photo of a car with flared fenders and funky wheels? I certainly wouldn’t want THAT Europa as my affordable classic.

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