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For Sale: Lola T70

Submitted by on April 16, 2011

This car is One of One; the only T70 to be built in Lola’s 50th anniversary year (2008). It was first driven on the 12th of October 2008 at the 50th celebratory parade around the town of Huntingdon. It was driven on that occasion by John Surtees (OBE) with the car’s original designer, Eric Broadley (MBE), as passenger. The car is street licensed and features a full leather interior and air conditioning. The dash has been signed by John Surtees.

This is an absolutely mind boggling street machine! It is also eligible for FIA vintage racing.

T70 History

As the factory Fords, Ferraris, and Porsches tore up the tracks in pursuit of endurance racing glory in the 1960s and early 1970s, only one car gave privateers the chance to stand up to them — the Lola T70.

The T70 won the inaugural Can-Am championship in open-cockpit form. The Mk3 coupe was launched in 1966 for long-distance competition, with the MkIIi3B evolution introduced in 1969. The T70 MKII won 23 races over three seasons, including the Daytona 24 Hours in 1969, all powered by stock-block Chevrolet engines of the type that dominated the Can-Am and Formula 5000.

Lola has produced a limited run of new T70 MkIIIB chassis eligible for the world’s major historic racing series. This is a genuine, original specification car, built by the original manufacturer, bringing the experience of the golden age of sportscar competition to a new generation of historic racers.

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