Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Brands Hatch Motor Racing Circuit
Kent, DA3 8NG
Sunday 24th May 2009
Registration Number: N/A Chassis Number: SL142/21
Lola’s first Formula A model, the T140, had been a great success in sales and although the Eagle had proved faster in the US, its price advantage ensured good sales for an improved model, the T142, in 1969.
In the US market, several of Lola’s Can-Am customers decided to try the new Formula A and the T142 also sold well in the UK, where Formula 5000 was having its first season. With 28 vehicles produced in the space of just ten months, the T142 would prove to be the most successful production F5000 ever, at least in terms of units sold. Even the later Lola T332 couldn’t quite match that success in a single year. A better indication of "market share” is by appearances, either in the race or even on an entry list, and in 1969 Lola’s market share was a massive 42%.
Chassis no SL142/21 was one of a pair of c