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For Sale: 1966 Lola T70 Mark II

Submitted by on June 9, 2015

1966 Lola T70 Mark II

Images: Fantasy Junction

An excellent example of Lola’s lovely lines and competition history, this 1966 Lola T70 Mark II is up for sale over at Fantasy Junction.

The car, SL71/46, began its life as a Mark II set up for Can Am racing. At some point in its career it was fitted with Mark III closed bodywork and bigger brakes.

1966 Lola T70 Mark II

Jerry Grant had the honour, and the car raced at Bridgehampton, the Monterey GP, the Los Angeles Times GP, Road America and the Stardust GP. The car would also race in the United States Road Racing Championship, contesting rounds at Riverside and Kent.

SL71/46 enjoyed an active and extended period competition career in California, clocking up some ten years of competition. It’s barely had a chance to slow down in its retirement, picking up its competition career as an active participant in historic events. It’s been frequently involved in the Wine Country Classic, visited the Monterey Historics, shown at the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance and more.

The engine has been recently rebuilt by Crowther and fitted with ported cylinder heads and a new crank that allow it a displacement of 385 cid. This refreshed configuration put out 598 horsepower on the dyno.

SL71/46 has also received a new clutch and gearbox rebuild, suspension work and a conscientious schedule of maintenance preparing it for each race weekend.

1966 Lola T70 Mark II

It’s in great condition, demonstrating some of the wonderful patina that a race car of its age and experience should have earned. All that’s required before you hit the track is a standard check over and service. Speaking of hitting the track – the car will be welcome wherever good racing events are held, including the greats such as the Le Mans Classic and Monterey Historic Reunion.

Competitive, with a period history and Lola’s good looks, this looks like a magnificent machine to take racing. Head to Fantasy Junction for the full details.

Images via Fantasy Junction

1966 Lola T70 Mark II

1966 Lola T70 Mark II

1966 Lola T70 Mark II

1966 Lola T70 Mark II

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