1988 Lola Single-Seater

LC 88 Ford Formula 1

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1988
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red/Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy

Italy

Saturday 25th October 2008

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

By 1985 Lola had become a prolific and hugely successful producer of racing cars for lower formulae, sports-racing and American Indycar racing. It was this link which brought the name back to Grand Prix racing. Carl Haas, as well as being Lola’s long-time American importer, ran an Indycar team in partnership with actor Paul Newman with backing from the Beatrice corporation. When Haas decided to try Formula One he had the basic components of an entry in place. Through his connections, the car was drawn up by Lola designers and was manufactured by the FORCE concern to be run by Team Haas.

The Lola-Haas THL/1 as it was known, was a very elegant design with clean uncluttered lines. The kevlar composite monocoque was fitted with pushrod double wishbone suspension front and rear, and was