1965 Lotus Europa John Player Special


1965 Lotus Europa John Player Special

1965 Lotus Europa John Player Special

To honour Team Lotus’s victory in the 1972 and 1973 F1 World Championships, John Player Special (JPS)was released to commemorate the success. Each had black with gold pin stripes and numbered badge. The JPS was one of the very last Europa models released before production ceased altogether.

In Detail

submitted by Richard Owen
price $ $7290
engine Type 74 Inline-4
position Mid Longitudinal
valvetrain DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl
displacement 1558 cc / 95.1 in³
bore 82.6 mm / 3.25 in
stroke 72.6 mm / 2.86 in
compression 10.3:1
power 94.0 kw / 126 bhp
specific output 80.87 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 170.27 bhp per tonne
body / frame Fiberglass over Steel Tub
driven wheels RWD
f brake size mm / in
r brake size mm / in
curb weight 740 kg / 1631 lbs
transmission Type 352 Renault 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios :1
top speed ~197.9 kph / 123 mph
0 – 60 mph ~7.0 seconds

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1974 Lotus Europa Twin Cam Special 74/3814R – sold for $33,000. Groundbreaking Mid-Engine Sports Car. Big Valve Version of the Famed Lotus-Ford Twin-Cam Motor. Impressively Original, Low-Mileage Example. Accompanied by Books, Records, and Period Sales Brochures. The Ultimate Evolution of the Lotus Europa. Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company