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Take a Test Drive in a Lola T70 Mk. IIIB With Andrew Jordan

Submitted by on November 24, 2017

Lola T70 Mk. 3

“Really really responsive how it picks up. It feels like a proper proper race engine. And it gives you a proper kick up the arse when it gets going!”

Go for a run around Silverstone with 2013 British Touring Car Champion Andrew Jordan in a beautiful 1969 Lola T70 Mk. IIIB.

Most often powered by big American muscle, Britain’s beautiful Lola T70 found great success in sports car racing and the Can-Am series in the mid ’60s. The car was a privateer favourite as well and its success continues on today with T70s a favourite at historic race meets.

1966 was the T70’s year. A Lola T70 Mk. II took John Surtees to victory in the 1966 Can-Am Championship with three wins. Mark Donohue and Dan Gurney would pick up another two for the T70, giving the model victory in five out of the series’ six rounds. Only Phil Hill was able to sneak a win away from them, driving a Chaparral 2E. Across the pond and Denny Hulme was also finding great success in the car, clocking up another eleven wins in his time with the Mk. II.

In this video, Andrew Jordan takes one for a spin around Silverstone. He gives us some thoughts on how it handles and drives, with his confidence clearly building as he gets comfortable in the car and starts to open it up more and more.

MORE: Immortal designs of the sixties: Lola T70

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