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|1978 Lola T298 HU99|
Legends are proud to offer this well established, and beautifully prepared Sports Prototype Lola for sale. Chassis HU99 was delivered new to the Italian gentleman driver Stefano Bettoni, from Brescia. He was a regular in hill climb races with an Osella, but in that period Mauro Nesti was winning everywhere with a Lola 298, this was the inspiration for other Italian drivers to order a Lola. Bettoni drove the car in 3 races without great success. The Lola stayed in the Bettoni's garage for a couple of years. In 1982 he sold the car to Mr. Arrigo Fabris, a collector who never used the car, subsequently the car was sold again in 1991 to the current owner.
At this point the car was in beautiful and original condition since it had covered less than 80 km from new! Unlike the past owners, the current owner planned to regularly race the car, hence it was totally gone through and fitted with a fresh BMW M12 2 litre engine.
The car has been campaigned extensively since the early 1990’s throughout Europe with all the revisions and maintenance done in proper time. Come 2009 a substantial second restoration by AF Corse and Luigi Moreschi ensured the Lola was kept in top condition.
Recent results are a Masters win at the Brands Hatch Festival in 2010 and 2 second places in 2011 at Imola during the Sport Prototype Trofeo Giunti. The car has never been crashed and the BMW M12 has two hours of use since the last full rebuild from Luigi Moreschi. New Premier tanks, current FIA HTP.
Sold on the 15.08.2012
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