Year: 1968 Sold new in 1968 to Taki Racing in Japan chassis SL73/130 competed in several races including ’68 Japan GP meeting. Having been retired from contemporary racing in 1971 the car was sold on behalf of Fuji Co Racing by Carl Haas, the US Lola agent. Corvette Works Inc bought the car and kept it until a change of racing plans led them to sell in 1978 to Mac McClendon of McClendon Enterprises Racing who rebuilt the car as a spyder for a customer. It was exported to New Zealand in 2004. The car was race prepped and received local racing papers from Canterbury Car Club. In 2007 the car was sold to UK and onto its current owner. The car was then rebuilt to coupe spec and prepared for historic racing by marque expert and ex Lola employee Clive Robinson. Completed in September 2009 the car was entered into a CER race at Silverstone where it unfortunately suffered a DNF whilst leading its class. 2010 the car was issued with FIA HTP and in the Silverstone Classic the car qualified 2nd behind a Mk3B with a lap time of 1 min 53.975 seconds, a 100.22 mph average. 2011 Donington Festival the car qualified and finished 1st in Pre-72 Sportscar Race. Last out in 2013 Silverstone Classic wh
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 Â£. Ready to race.
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. History is as follows: 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