Racing Edge is pleased to offer a magnificent 1967 Lola T70 MK III Coupe Chassis SL73/109 for sale -- ready for immediate delivery.
This rare machine is in excellent condition and is steeped in racing history. Over the past 50 years, the Lola T70 has graced some of the world’s most iconic racetracks including Spa-Francorchamps, Monza, Silverstone and the Nürburgring to name a few.
No expense has been spared to maintain this wonderful piece of engineering throughout the years. Since it was built new in 1967, this Lola T70 has had a continuous, solid history of ownership and has been cared for extensively across the U.S., Mexico, Panama, Indianapolis, England and Europe. It also benefits from a 2013 FIA Historical Technical Passport (HTP).
This impressive, long-term ownership Lola T70 Mk3 is eligible for all historic race events around the world, including the Le Mans Classic.
The car is race-ready throughout and carries a 5-liter small block Chevy Lucas injected engine that produces 550 bhp and a godly noise that just belongs on a track. It also has only three hours’ of testing since engine and refurbishment in 2014.
The LG-600 five-speed gearbox has been completely overhauled with all new gears, dogs and bearings. The car is manual transmission and includes a new fuel cell, while crack testing per Appendix K is done and its two fire systems are current. It has a stunning blue exterior livery while the interior is aluminium.
Spares consist of a spare radiator, oil coolers, rear suspension arms, drive shaft CV joints, windscreen and a host of miscellaneous items. This car also has six wheels for Masters (3 front and 3 rear), all with Avon tires. It also has four wheels for Peter Auto (2 front, 2 rear), with new Avon tires uninstalled.
With 15 victories in approximately 50 outings, this Lola T70 is an esteemed racer with an awesome history and bags of experience.
See October 2018 Motor Sport magazine for great article on Lola T-70.
LOLA T70 CAR HISTORY:
March 21st, 1967: SL73/109 delivered new as MK3 Spider to John Mecom, the U.S. Lola importer. Passed to Carl Haas, delivered in plain white and fitted with Bartz Chevrolet V8.
April 11th, 1967: Sold to Moises Solana of Mexico. Entered by Aztec Racing Team and raced in the 1967 USRRC, as well as Mexican track, road racing and hill climb events over the next two years.
- April 23rd, 1967: Aztec Racing Team Mexico, Las Vegas GP, USRRC, M.Solana, #99 5th
- April 30th, 1967: Riverside GP, USRRC, M.Solana, #99, 8th
- December 4th, 1967: Mexico City, Puebla Road Race, M.Solana, #99, 1st
- December 11th, 1967: Cuernavaca, Mexico, M.Solana, #99, 1st
- February 25th, 1968: Pachuca-Chico Hillclimb, Mexico, M.Solana, #99, 1st
- March 31st, 1968: Mexico City USRRC, H.Solana, #2, Retired (27 laps, suspension)
1970: SL73/109 sold to Spurlock Taylor of Panama (Central America). Car won 1970
- Tiger Racing Team Panama, Panamanian Grand Prix, S. Taylor, 1st
1972: Donated to Indianapolis Museum for several years before sale.
July 1978: SL73/109 owned by Jeff Stevens, used for minor club events. Suffered nose damage.
August 4th, 1987: Bought by Chuck Haines, repaired nose.
October 9th, 1987: Car sold to Fernando Stirling of Mexico.
July 3rd, 1988: Car sold to Roly Nix of England for historic racing. Damaged after falling off trailer on way to event. Chassis repaired and painted by Vin Malkie.
October 4th, 1993: Sold to Richard Dodkins of United Kingdom. Fitted MK3 coupe body by Clive Robinson (no central white stripe) and 6.3L Chevy engine. Extensively raced in England, Europe and U.S. with sponsorship by AT&T.
- May 21st, 1995: Donington, R. Dodkins, #23
- June 11th, 1995: Nurburgring, R. Dodkins, #23, 4th
- July 2nd, 1995: Brands Hatch, R. Dodkins, #23
- July 15th, 1995: Oulton Park, R. Dodkins, #23
- August 13th, 1995: Nurburgring, W. Steding, #23, 10th
- August 20th, 1995: Zandvoort, R. Waaijenberg, #23, 9th
- October 1st, 1995: Brno, W. Steding, #23, 11th
- April 28th, 1996: Monza, W. Steding, #23
- May 12th, 1996: Spa, W. Steding, #23, 1st Gp B
- June 23rd, 1996: Nurburgring, R. Dodkins, #23, 3rd Gp B
- July 21st, 1996: Road America, R. Dodkins, #23, 13th
- September 1st, 1996: Donington, R. Dodkins, #23, 1st Gp B
- September 1996: Road America, R. Dodkins, #23, 1st Gp B
- September 26th, 1996: Brno, W. Steding, #23
- May 5th, 1997: Silverstone, R. Dodkins, #23
- June 1st, 1997: Donington, R. Dodkins, #23
- August 3rd, 1997: Zandvoort, R. Dodkins, #23, B 7th
- August 8th, 1997: Nurburgring, R. Dodkins, #23
- September 14th, 1997: Brno, W Steding, #23, B 6th
- May 17th, 1998: Monza, R Hyett, #23, 1st Gp B, 4th
- May 24th, 1998: Spa, R Hyett, #23, 1st Gp B 9th
- July 19th, 1998: Donington, R Hyett, #23
- August 9th, 1998: Nurburgring, R Hyett, #23, 1st Gp B
April 2000: Car sold to Miguel Amaral of Portugal. Maintained to exceptionally high standard: Tim Adams updated and refurbished the original 1967 engine in 2007 for a cost of €23,000, together with total refurb cost of €47,000. Campaigned successfully for many years on the historic racing scene until a few years ago. Engine rebuilt in 2014 by Tim Adams at a cost of €6,500, with rest of refurb totaling €44,000.
- April 20th, 2002: ACDME I, Circuit at Estoril, 1st
- April 2002: ACDME II, Circuit at Braga, 3rd
- May 11th, 2002: Circuit De Vila Do Conde, Zurich, 1st and 2nd
- September 2nd, 2003: ACDME III, Circuit at Estoril
- 2007: March Test at Estoril.
- July 10th, 2007: Circuit at Boavista, Oporto, Amaral, #301, 1st
- July 2nd, 2008: 5 Tests at Estoril
- November 8th, 2008: Circuit Automóvel do Algarve, Amaral, #320, 1st
- July 12th, 2009: First race GP, Históricos do Porto (Boavista Circuit), Amaral, #355, 1st
- July 12th, 2009: Second race GP, Históricos do Porto (Boavista Circuit), Amaral, #355, 2nd
- June 18th, 2011: G.P. Históricos do Porto (Boavista Circuit), Amaral, #301
- 2013: May, September, October Tests at Estoril & Jerez, #85.
- 2015: March Test at Estoril
- October 8th, 2015: Testing, Circuit Automóvel do Algarve, #65
- April 2016: Test at Jarama (Car missed deadline to enter race full)
This magnificent Lola T70 is shown at @5:37 of this video as well as seen fleeting in other parts of the same video.