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Anyone have a Europa Twin Cam for sale?

Europa TCS

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I may put mine up for sale, just not sure yet. Here's the long story:
This is my second Europa. The first one (4339R) I picked up at the factory when I was in the US Navy, in Rota, Spain. Was discharged while there and drove 10K miles in Europe with my tent and sleeping bag that summer. Brought it home and continued to use it until we moved to Vermont in 1985, with two kids under age 2. Sold it to a former classmate with the agreement that if he was going to get rid of it, let me know first. That didn't happen, and it disappeared.
In about 2000, after recovery from surgery and radiation for prostate cancer. I decided I needed/deserved another one. Bought one (4158R) through the old Yahoo Europa Owners Group. Shipped up from Texas. Enjoyed that until 2008 or 09. On nice summer days I sometimes drove it to work. Unfortunately the left front fender was damaged in the parking lot at work. I had it repaired, and completely repainted, but in red instead of the original white. I also had the interior fixed up by an unassuming local guy who is a big deal at national concours shows
(> About | richmond <). Unfortunately, it was off the road for quite a while, and almost as soon as I got it back out, the water pump went. I pulled the engine and transmission and ordered a front cover from Dave Bean, with the cassette style replaceable water pump. The idea of putting it back together, since the head had to come off, intimidated me. So my natural tendency to procrastinate took over and it sat until recently. I do have the partial excuse of three other surgeries (not as serious) that accounted for three of the summers it did not get worked on. Anyway, in 2019, my wife pushed me to find someone to do it for me. The first guy I found moved it to his barn with his Shelby GT500 and his Cobra replica. But we soon discovered that the engine was frozen from sitting so long. So that was completely rebuilt by a local machine shop. The guy who was going to put it back together wound up with too many other commitments. So, I talked former a Renault/Peugeot dealer nearby, who took it on late 2020. It is almost finished, but I find the wasted years (I will be 75 this summer) have taken their toll, and getting in and out today to check the shifter action made me think it is time for something more comfortable. Thinking of a convertible for the first time in my life.
It is entirely possible that once I start driving it again, I will be reluctant to part with it. But, I saw your posting on the Brit Car Forum looking for a Europa. I live an hour from Canada, though east of you quite a bit, in Charlotte, Vermont, and your mention of Canada got me thinking that maybe I was lucky to stumble onto that posting. I don't usually read that forum, but about two weeks ago, I signed up for their site. I don't remember what brought me there, but I saw your post today.
The members of theYahoo Group used to have upgraded replacement parts made for group buys. I took advantage of most of them. I can list the new parts if you are interested. My two fingered typing is getting tiring.

Europa TCS

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The original poster decided that the Europa is not for him. Do you have contact info for preson who phoned you? Assuming you are not selling.
Thanks, John


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Sorry, no. He found me on the web whilst searching for ones for sale and found a car that I did a few years ago.
He was on the east coast....maybe Maryland??

Europa TCS

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Thanks for the quick reply. I had not even decided whether to sell when I originally replied to his post. Now that I have "lived with" the idea of it going for a while, I'll have to drive it and decide again.
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