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Tamiya Lotus Europa Special

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  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Tamiya Lotus Europa Special
Posted by PatW on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 2:48 PM

Another purchase through ebay UK, but with parts of the engine missing as described! So as I had, had experience building kit cars and a friend bought refurbed and sold one of these I knew that the size of the engine block was about the area of the Twin-Cam cylinder head plus the depth. The rest of the engine ancillaries were still in the box so added to the block plus a resin cast VW Beetle gearbox, slightly shortened to fit between the rear hubs.

 

Plus the luggage box..

And the engine lid..

The steering also works a treat!

 

Remember , common sense is not common.

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:45 PM

Wow! Another great one Pat. Wouldn't mind a 1/1 of that in my garage. A head turner for sure. Yes

Jim Captain

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  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:11 AM

Thanks Jim. Yes my friends had the John Player Europa in red and gold.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, May 20, 2021 7:30 AM

Hi, Patw;

   Hey, Nice job on her. I never got to own one of those. I did own the Fiat X-19 though. Fun cars to drive for sure! 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, May 20, 2021 8:24 AM

Nice, Pat. Yes

I had one of these ......as a slot car, I mean. Had forgotten all about it. Thanks for some nice memories!

-Greg

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, May 29, 2021 4:36 PM

Thanks guys.

Remember , common sense is not common.

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