1966 Lola T70

Spyder MkII Ex-John Mecom/Jim Hall

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1966
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Yellow
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Brands Hatch Motor Racing Circuit
Fawkham, Longfield
Kent, DA3 8NG
Sunday 24th May 2009
Registration Number: N/A Chassis Number: SL71/28
From the design of its very first car, it was clear that in founder Eric Broadley Lola had indeed a talented designer at its helm. The Lola Mk 1 of 1958 - following Broadley’s first car, a 750cc Formula, Ford 1,172cc engined special built two years earlier - was to dominate 1,100cc sportscar racing in the late Sixties, and it was the attention that it drew that led to numerous requests for replicas. By the 1970s this most prolific of racing car manufacturers could supply anything from Formula Ford single-seaters and sportscar club racers to international GT and Formula One machines.
Following the 1963 launch of the beautiful Lola GT sports-prototype, with aluminium monocoque chassis and powered by a mid-mounted 4.2 litre Ford V8 engine, the American giant couldn’t help but take notice and duly commission