Lotus Europa/47

Lotus Europa/47

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Bartz1

Original Poster:

151 posts

100 months

Monday 12th August
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I’m thinking about getting a Lotus Europa S2 but I’ve never even sat in one! Is there anybody who has one in the Suffolk, Norfolk or Essex area that has one that I could try? Not to drive but just to see if I could could actually get in ...

Edited by Bartz1 on Monday 12th August 17:39

grandadtrumpo

44 posts

66 months

Tuesday 13th August
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I just happen to have an 07 Europa S , fantastic car , I am 6 ft tall and not very bendy but I get in ok but haven't perfected a dignified exit yet . I live between Bury and Diss so if you happen to be out this way you are welcome to come and have a fitting

Bartz1

Original Poster:

151 posts

100 months

Tuesday 13th August
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Thanks for the offer! Unfortunately I'm looking at the classic Europa. I'm about 5'10, so not sure if it would be that easy to get in and out..

iluvmercs

7,218 posts

171 months

Tuesday 13th August
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Bartz1 said:
Thanks for the offer! Unfortunately I'm looking at the classic Europa. I'm about 5'10, so not sure if it would be that easy to get in and out..
One came to the Cars and Coffee the other month.
I'm 6'2 and (you know) a tad wide, but fit in no problem - to my and everyone's surprise!

Getting in and out was pretty easy, too. The shape of the seats and the driving position was spot on smile

Darren

Zag_a_muffin

4 posts

50 months

Wednesday 14th August
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I'm 6' and fit in mine fine now I have reduced the depth of the foam on the seat base. There is a technique to getting in and out made easier if you put a smaller steering wheel on. I would say you will fit with no problems. The pedal box is rather cramped though, you need the correct footwear on.

Lotusgone

136 posts

71 months

Thursday 15th August
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Bartz1 said:
I’m thinking about getting a Lotus Europa S2 but I’ve never even sat in one! Is there anybody who has one in the Suffolk, Norfolk or Essex area that has one that I could try? Not to drive but just to see if I could could actually get in ...

Edited by Bartz1 on Monday 12th August 17:39
It's a bit of a wait I know, but there is a guy called Steve Jarvis who always attends the NEC November show with the Sporting Bears in his yellow S2 Else Europa. For a modest donation to charity, he will take you out in it - he also runs a Europa register, so is tremendously knowledgeable.