Magnificent 1967 Lola T70 Mk3, chassis SL73/109, for sale. SL73/109 was delivered new as a Mk3 spider to John Mecom, the US Lola importer, on the March 21st, 1967 and then passed to Carl Haas, who was in the process of taking over as the US Lola agent. Delivered in plain white and fitted with a Bartz Chevrolet V8, it was sold to Moises Solana of Mexico on April 11th, 1967. Entered by the Aztec Racing Team, Moises raced the car in the ’67 USRRC and also in Mexican track, road racing and hill climb events over the next two years before letting his brother, Hermann take over the car when Moises switched to a new McLaren M6B. In 1970 SL73/109 was sold to Spurlock Taylor of Panama, Central America who raced the car for some time and won the Panamanian GP in 1970. It was donated in 1972 to the Indianapolis Museum where it resided for some years before being sold. In July 1978, SL73/109 was then owned by Jeff Stevens who did some minor club events with the car thereby crumpling its nose. Chuck Haines bought the car on August 4th, 1987 from Jeff complete and with a Bartz Chevrolet V8, repaired the nose, and sold it on October 9th 1987 to Fernando Stirling of Mexico who in turn sold the car, on July 3rd, 1988 to Roly Nix in England for historic racing. Unfortunately, the car was damaged when it fell off its trailer on the way to an event. The damaged chassis was repaired, by Vin Malkie, chassis painted, and sold on October 4th, 1993 to Richard Dodkins (UK). Richard Dodkins fitted a Mk3 coupe body by Clive Robinson, with no central white stripe, using a 6.3L Chevy engine, he completed the Lola. He then did extensive racing in England, Europe, and USA, together with sponsorship by AT&T. “In 1996, thirty thousand horsepower came into sight over the brow of the hill between the trees, pouring down towards Turn One. Formula one? CART? No; Historic racing, in the shape of the Can-Am Reunion, had returned to Road America, Elkhart Lake. Sponsored by Merril Lynch and organized by Brian Redman, the greatest gathering of the legendary Can-Am monsters saw no less than 57 of the no-limits sports racers take part in a ten-lap race around the beautiful four-mile circuit set in picturesque Wisconsin countryside. McLarens, Lolas, Shadows, Marches and McKees. some boasting up to 850hp and terminal speeds of over 200mph, took part. Driven by Richard Dodkins, it was the fastest small block engine car at the Can-Am reunion at Elkhart Lake.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-asIn3wtlxg Video of reunion, @ 5:37 mins. Also fleeting @ 0:21, 6:24, 6:51, 8:08. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBgqph89Fy0 Video of reunion, @ 1:48. He sold Lola in April of 2000 to Miguel Amaral of Portugal, who spared no expense to maintain the car at a very high standard. Tim Adams updated, and refurbished the original 1967 engine in 2007 at 23K Euros, together with a total refurbishment cost of 47K Euros. Mr. Amaral campaigned it successfully for many years on the historic racing scene until a few years ago. Subsequently, the engine was rebuilt by Tim Adams in 2014 at a cost of 6.5K Euros, together with the rest of the refurbishment totaling 44K Euros. As can be seen from the above, SL73/109 has continuous, solid history from new and benefits from a 2013 FIA HTP. The car is in very good and race-ready condition throughout carrying a 5 liter small block Chevy Lucas injected engine of 550 bhp, with only 3 race hours under its belt. The LG-600 5-speed gearbox has been completely overhauled with all new gears, dogs and bearings. Two fire systems are current, crack testing per Appendix K is done and the fuel cell is new. Spares consist of a spare radiator, oil coolers, rear suspension arms, drive shaft CV joints, windscreen, and a host of miscellaneous items. Car has six wheels for Masters, 3 fronts 3 rears, all with Avon’s. The car also has 4 wheels for Peter Auto, 2 fronts 2 rears with new Avon’s uninstalled. This impressive, long-term ownership Lola T70 Mk3 is eligible for all historic race events around the world including LeMans Classic. 1967 Lola t-70 SL/73 109 Race History. 1967-04-23 Aztec Racing Team Mexico, Las Vegas GP, USRRC, M.Solana, #99 5th 1967-04-30 Riverside GP, USRRC, M.Solana, #99, 8th 1967-12-04 Mexico City – Puebla Road Race, M.Solana, #99,1st 1967-12-11 Cuernavaca, Mexico, M.Solana, #99, 1st 1968-02-25 Pachuca-Chico Hillclimb, Mexico, M.Solana, #99, 1st 1968-03-31 Mexico City USRRC, H.Solana, #2, Rtd 27 Laps, Suspension 1970 Tiger Racing Team Panama, Panamanian Grand Prix, S. Taylor, 1st 1995-05-21 Donington, R. Dodkins, #23, 1995-06-11 Nurburgring, R. Dodkins, #23, 4th 1995-07-02 Brands Hatch, R. Dodkins, #23 1995-07-15 Oulton Park, R. Dodkins, #23 1995-08-13 Nurburgring, W. Steding, #23, 10th 1995-08-20 Zandvoort, R. Waaijenberg, #23, 9th 1995-10-01 Brno, W. Steding, #23, 11th 1996-04-28 Monza, W. Steding, #23 1996-05-12 Spa, W. Steding, #23,1st Gp B 1996-06-23 Nurburgring, R. Dodkins, #23, 3rd Gp B 1996-07-21 Road America, R. Dodkins, #23, 13th 1996-09-01 Donington, R. Dodkins, #23 1st Gp B 1996-09-xx Road America, R. Dodkins, #23, 1st Gp B 1996-09-29 Brno, W. Steding, #23 1997-05-05 Silverstone, R. Dodkins, #23 1997-06-01 Donington, R. Dodkins, #23 1997-08-03 Zandvoort, R. Dodkins, #23, B 7th 1997-08-10 Nurburgring, R. Dodkins,#23 1997-09-14 Brno, W Steding, #23, B 6th 1998-05-17 Monza, R Hyett, #23, 1st Gp B, 4th 1998-05-24 Spa, R Hyett, #23, 1998-05-24 Most, R Hyett, #23, 1st Gp B 9th 1998-07-19 Donington, R Hyett, #23 1998-08-09 Nurburgring, R Hyett, #23, 1st Gp B 2002- 04-20, ACDME I Circuit at Estoril, 1st 2002- ACDME.-II Circuit at Braga, 3rd. 2002-05-11, Circuit De Vila Do Conde, Zurich, 1st and 2nd 2003-09-02, ACDME III Circuit at Estoril, 2005-07-10 Circuit at Boavista, Oporto, Amaral, #301, 1st 2007-March Test at Estoril. 2008-07-2 to 5 Tests at Estoril. 2008-11-08 Circuit Automóvel do Algarve, Amaral, #320, 1st 2009-07-12 1st race G.P. Históricos do Porto (Boavista Circuit), Amaral, #355, 1st 2009-07-12 2st race G.P. Históricos do Porto (Boavista Circuit), Amaral, #355, 2nd 2011-06-18 G.P. Históricos do Porto (Boavista Circuit), Amaral, #301 2013- May, Sept, October Tests at Estoril, & Jerez, #85. 2015-March Test at Estoril. 2015-10-08 Circuit Automóvel do Algarve, testing, #65 2016-April Test at Jarama , Car missed deadline to enter, race full.
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.