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    Price: USD $395,000
    February 27, 2020
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    Ad ID: 6616

    Racing Edge is pleased to offer this incredible 1967 Lola T70 MKIII for sale.

    This remains one of the most important and beautiful race cars ever built by Lola. Visually striking in its blue #21 livery, the Lola T70 MKIII has been carefully serviced and restored to the highest quality.

    This remarkable car, which is considered to be the forebear to the Le Mans-winning GT40, was driven by Mario Andretti during the 1968 Can-Am season.

    This incredible Lola T70 MKIII has a detailed ownership and racing history. It has been extensively worked on throughout the years and maintained to an exceptional standard, without shying away from the racetrack. Full ownership details come with the sale.

    The Lola T70 MKIII was already well-sorted before a 2006 restoration was undertaken by Lee Chapman’s shop. Due to the quality of maintenance work and its supreme power and handling, this car has competed very successfully in numerous events around the world.

    Records included with the car most recently dated 2014/2015 total over $30,000 for race preparation and services. This includes rebuilding the engine, crack-checking all four corners of the suspension, and preparing a spare endurance front body section in matching livery with lights for night sessions.

    The 2015 Marcovicci-Wenz Engineering engine rebuild is documented by a dyno sheet showing 639 hp at 6,200 rpm and 541 lb. ft. torque. The engine is estimated to have about ten hours of run time since. Detailed records of this period of service are included with the sale of this Lola T70 MKIII.

    The gearbox fitted is a Hewland LG600 5-speed. Services between 2016 and 2019 were extensive and thorough including the suspension, gearbox, new battery, master switch, kill switch. The brakes and clutch were bled in April 2017, with new seat belts installed (dated to 2022). In October 2017, the rear end was removed, new dog rings installed, new brake lines, and detailed machining work performed on the gearbox casing for better fit. In May 2018, the car was prepped for Laguna Seca with new upper ball joints in A-arms, brake pads replaced, hydraulics bled, and a new battery installed. In August 2018, the car was serviced again in preparation for various race events including inspection of all components, gear stack removed with regrind, and hydraulics bled.

    In April 2019 the Lola T70 MKIII had new tires installed, followed by an October 2019 service including changing out the master cylinder, hydraulics bled, the gearbox removed, the input shaft machined, and the chassis cleaned.

    Today this historically important Lola T70 MKIII has been faithfully cared for and properly prepared for vintage racing competition by a host of experts. The spider body configuration sports the #21 livery, reflective of the period when Parnelli Jones and Mario Andretti raced the car in 1967 and 196. A fire suppression system is also professionally installed.

    Included with the car is a spare nose, a second set of wheels, 8 gear sets, two control arms, partially complete driveshafts, an extra used gearbox case, and a few smaller handy trackside spares.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to own the most stunning competition cars in the history of professional motorsports construction. Register your interest in the Lola T70 MKIII by clicking the Inquire button above.

    Price: USD $395,000
    Year: 1967
    Brand: Lola
    Model: T70 Mk III Spyder
    Location: USA, San Francisco
    Condition: Used
    Seller type: Agency
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