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1/24 Sports Car Series no.358
Lotus Europa Special
Item No: 24358

Length: 168mm. Image shows painted and assembled kit.

A Midship Wonder
The Lotus Europa debuted in 1966, showcasing what was then a revolutionary midship layout, with a lightweight FRP body, making a global splash. In 1972 perhaps the finest model in the series was released, with a 126hp 1.6-liter inline-4 engine, optional 5-speed transmission and aluminum wheels. The body was finished in the colors of a famous Lotus racing car livery, fittingly for a car which bears testament to Lotus founder Colin Chapman's dedication to innovation.

About the Model
This is a 1/24 scale plastic model assembly kit. Length: 168mm, width: 73mm, height: 47mm. The car's low profile and angular design is captured in style. Metal air funnel parts add even more detail to the scale depiction of the inline-four engine. Features realistic depictions of the Y-shaped backbone frame and front/rear suspension setups. An authentic interior is accented with parts recreating seatbelts. Included in the kit are parts for RS Watanabe eight-spoke wheels, and rear wing. Metal transfers depict logo, badge and mirror surfaces. Metal-plated parts are also included.


Drink in the glorious low-profile form of this midship engine car with classically styled body lines.

Parts are included to recreate the rear wing attached to the engine hood, with a choice of end plates.

The detailed DOHC inline-four engine has metal air funnel parts for an even more realistic finish.

Parts are included to recreate seatbelts, with a choice of maker stickers, and photo-etched buckles.

Features a removable engine hood with photo-etched depiction of the air intake for superior detail.

The kit offers a choice of standard wheels or 8-spoke RS Watanabe designs. Which will you plump for?

Left: Photo-etched parts are used to depict front grille, brake discs and engine hood mesh.

Right: Also included are decals to recreate body pinstripes, instrumentation and seatbelt stickers.

Tamiya Color paints for painting the 1/24 Lotus Europa Special

Tamiya Color Spray Paint Tamiya Color Spray Paint
TS-8 Italian red TS-14 Black
TS-26 Pure white TS-29 Semi gloss black

Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint Tamiya Color Lacquer Paint
LP-1 Black LP-2 White LP-3 Flat black
LP-4 Flat white LP-5 Semi gloss black LP-8 Pure yellow
LP-11 Silver LP-38 Flat aluminum LP-52 Clear red
LP-53 Clear orange LP-61 Metallic gray LP-75 Buff

Tamiya Color Tamiya Color Tamiya Color
X-2 White X-7 Red X-9 Brown
X-10 Gun metal X-11 Chrome silver X-12 Gold leaf
X-13 Metallic blue X-18 Semi gloss black X-26 Clear orange
X-27 Clear red XF-1 Flat black XF-2 Flat white
XF-16 Flat aluminum XF-54 Dark sea grey XF-55 Deck tan
XF-56 Metallic grey XF-57 Buff ---

Useful tools in the construction of your model
Item 74066 Diamond File (for Photo-Etched Parts)
Item 74068 Modeling Scissors (for Photo-Etched Parts)

Precision cementing
Item 87062 Tamiya CA Cement (Quick Type)

For a professional finish on metal parts
Item 87061 Tamiya Metal Primer
Item 87204 Metal Primer (40ml Bottle)

Bodywork to die for
Item 87036 Tamiya Modeling Wax with Applicator
Item 87068 Tamiya Polishing Compound (Coarse)
Item 87069 Tamiya Polishing Compound (Fine)
Item 87070 Tamiya Polishing Compound (Finish)
Item 87090 Tamiya Compound Applicator (3 Color Set)
Item 87151 Gloss Coating Varnish

Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73004 Display Case C

Information is current as of November 5, 2020. Specifications are subject to change without notice.