CHASSIS NUMBER: SL70/3 SL70/3 was the first T70 to be built and made its public debut at the end of January 1965, at the London Racing Car Show held at the Olympia Exhibitions Halls. Painted dark blue with a white centre stripe, the car was the star of the show. After the show, the car was sold to John Mecom on the 11th March then flown out by air arriving at Houston on the morning of the 13th. This was the first T70 exported to the USA. On arrival in America, SL70/3 was re-sprayed in the metallic blue and white racing colours of the Mecom Racing Team and promptly entered into the Sebring 12 Hours. The week before the 12 hours, SL70/3 was taken to Sebring for initial shakedown and pre-event checks, where it ran well. The car's racing debut therefore came at the 1965 Sebring 12 Hours, where, driven by John Cannon and Jack Saunders, the car unfortunately retired when an oil cooler broke. At Pensacola for the frist round of the 1965 USRRC in early April, Walt Hansgen put the car on pole, however, he retired after twelve laps. In early May, at Riverside, Hansgen qualified third but was forced to use Mecom's new mid-engined Scarab after a cracked block on the engine. At Laguna Seca, Han
CHASSIS NUMBER: SL76/144
Offering the ex Team Surtees chassis SL71/48 Lola T70 Mk2 for sale. This is the last T70 Mk2 built. This car won the Bruce McLaren Trophy as well as holding the lap record at this years Goodwood Members Meeting. Interesting exchanges welcome. SL71/48 was built in early 1966 by Lola Cars for Team Surtees and was displayed at the London Racing Car Show between the 19th and 29th January. Painted plain red, the car made its race debut at Snetterton for the Archie Scott-Brown Trophy in April ’66. Driven by Graham Hill. At Silverstone for International Trophy in May, David Hobbs drove but retired early in the wet and damp conditions. At Mallory Park for the Grovewood Trophy, Hobbs got the better of Denny Hulme in Sid Taylor’s T70 and looked like taking the win until a rear tyre deflated and Hobbs limped into the pits to retire. At a soaking wet Silverstone for the Martini Trophy, Hobbs started in pole position and took the lead and led Denny Hulme until the oil pressure suddenly dropped. Hobbs pitted for more oil and rejoined to finish third. During the pit stop it was discovered the leak had covered the rear tyres and brakes in oil. The last time the car was raced by Team Surtees was at
Lola T70 MKIII Coupe Chassis SL73/130 Coupe finished on 26th May, 1967. Red with White stripes. Ordered by the Fujii Company Ltd // Taki Racing Team in Japan. The car arrived with another Lola T70 MkIII Coupe (chassis SL73/116) ordered by the Taki Team in Tokyo the 1st April, 1968. The car then raced in 1968 and 1969 with the Taki Racing Team, driven by Takahashi and Hasemi. Hasemi finished 1st with chassis no. SL73/130 at the All Japan Championship race at Fuji in August, 1968. GTC offers today a magnificent piece of history, the first Lola T70 that won in Japan. The car is in its original colors, totally restored during a 3 year period and a cost of 120.000 £. Ready to race.