Kubrick’s choice for Alex in Clockwork Orange was a Lotus Europa. Can you blame him? ” Europa was was after all a bit of an automotive oddball with its racy meets hatchback-esq silhouette. And while Europa never quite matched the popularity levels of its older brother Elan, man was it cool. Here we are now, some 40 + years later and one almost forgets how beautiful these cars are. Those 1960s curves, light body, minimalist chassis, low roof-line, even lower driving position. Lotus Europa was never one of the most beautiful cars but it was certainly one of the more striking. The owner of this early 1970s example said that they are making a comeback among collectors, which is great news for car guys like us who enjoy spotting them.