About Lotus Europa
With its high-class exotic looks, it is surprising to learn that the Lotus Europa is at the affordable end of the sports car spectrum. Lotus blazed the trail by making the first regular road vehicle with the mid-engine layout typically available in championship racecars. The Europa had so much success at the Indianapolis 500 that other automakers had to adopt the layout in order to stay competitive. Built from 1966 to 1975, the two-seater Lotus Europa shares a one-piece steel backbone chassis with the Lotus Elan, and is only around the height of a child (approximately 3 1/2 feet tall). A successor to the timeless Lotus 7, the Europa's lightweight construction means it offers excellent fuel economy. The cost-effective engine sits between the rear wheels and the passenger seat to provide superb balance and handling, whether you are driving in the city or a rural environment. When you find one of these hot little sports cars, you may need to do a little work to make it ready for the road. Fortunately, sellers on eBay offer Lotus Europa parts to keep this fast car running smoothly.