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Lotus Europa - Colin Chapman’s mid-engined masterpiece

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ABOUT THE BOOK
The Lotus Europa was Colin Chapman and Lotus’s first mid-engined road car, and was produced from 1966 through to 1975. Originally designed to slot into the Lotus range below the Elan as a low cost replacement for the Lotus 7, the Europa eventually sat alongside the Elan and Plus 2 as a comparable sports car in its own right. Starting with the design philosophy behind the development of the Europa, this book provides detailed technical descriptions of all the major versions of the model, starting with the Renault-powered Series 1 through to the Lotus Twin Cam powered Special. It looks at the cars on the road, and the racing Type 47 derived from the road cars which competed in the small capacity Group 6 class, as well as featuring in historic racing today. With owners’ impressions and interviews with ex-Lotus employees, the book provides a valuable insight into owning, running, and racing these iconic cars.

Lotus Europa - Colin Chapman’s mid-engined masterpiece by Matthew Vale

ISBN: 9781787112841
UPC: 6-36847-01284-7

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$65.00 (US), $85.00 (CAN)

BULLET POINTS
• Covers the history of the design and development of the road going Europa from the Series 1 to the Special
• Describes the design and history of the Type 47 racer and the Type 62
• Places the Europa in context in the Lotus model line-up of the 1960s and 70s
• The only book dedicated purely to the Europa
• Interview with Lotus engineers Mike Kimberley and Oliver Winterbottom on Europa Twin Cam design
• In depth description of the design and layout of the cars
• Details of technical innovations and evolution of the models
• Full specification tables for all the cars
• Many never before published pictures of the cars
• Owners experiences and driving impressions of their cars
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Matthew Vale has been writing books on classic British motorcycles and cars since 2004. Now retired from his work as a Chartered IT Professional specialising in computer security, he is devoting his free time to classic car and bike restoration, writing classic motoring books and articles, and spending time with his wife and family. In the past he has run such diverse classic cars including a Triumph Spitfire Mark III, MGB, Triumph Stag, and a Lotus Elite, as well as restoring and riding classic bikes including the Triumph Bonneville, Norton Commando and BSA Lightning. With a lifelong fascination for glass-fibre-bodied cars (stemming from early holiday jobs at various glass-fibre factories, and ownership of many rusty cars) he is currently carrying out a nut and bolt (and glass fibre) restoration of two Lotus Elan Plus 2s.
Place of birth: UK • Hometown: Fleet • Nearest city: Guildford, England

SPECIFICATION
V5284 • Hardback • 9.84 x 9.84 in • 160 pages • 175 colour and b&w pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787112-84-1 • UPC: 6-36847-01284-7
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