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1968 Lola T70 Mk3B - very Rare 1 of 1 Racer made & RhD For Sale1968 Lola T70 Mk3B
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LOLA T70 Mk3B
- This car is one of one.
- The only T70 to be built in Lolas 50th anniversary year.
- This T70 Mk3B was first driven on the 12th of October 2008 at the Lola anniversary parade around the town of Huntingdon, England.
- In the drivers seat was none other than John Surtees OBE with the cars original designer, Eric Broadley MBE as passenger.
Lola produced a limited run of new T70 Mk3B chassis eligible for the worlds major historic racing series. This is a genuine, original specification car, built by the original manufacturer.
Not only is this T70 eligible for FIA vintage racing, but it is also street legal. Yes, you read that correctly, a street legal Lola T70.
- And Lola didnt stop at lights and turn signals; they civilized the harsh racing interior with leather seating and air conditioning. The dash has even been signed by John Surtees.
This is a unique opportunity to own a brand new Lola T70, bringing the experience of the golden age of sportscar competition to a new generation of historic racers.
As the factory Fords, Ferraris, and Porsches tore up the tracks in pursuit of endurance racing glory in the 1960s and early 1970s, only one car gave privateers the chance to stand up to them the Lola T70
The T70 won the inaugural 1966 Can-Am championship in Mk2 open-cockpit form winning five of six races during the year. The Mk3 coupe was launched in 1966 for long-distance competition, with the Mk3B evolution introduced in 1969.
- The T70 won 23 races over three seasons, including the Daytona 24 Hours in 1969; all powered by stock-block Chevrolet engines of the type that dominated the Can-Am and Formula 5000.
Full-length aluminum alloy monocoque with steel pick-up and mounting points
Tub constructed from 1/1.2/1.5 mm (20/18/16 g ) thick L163, HS30 (replacing L 72 ), and NS 4 alloy sheet
Formed and riveted joints of epoxy-glued SP85 solid Monel rivets (minimal use of blind rivets)
Mild-steel fabricated suspension pick-up points and engine mountings
Pick-ups and mountings formed and TIG welded from 1/1.2/1.5/2 mm CRO or S514 steel sheet
Machined parts and bushes in EN1A
Gearbox mounted via cast magnesium alloy upper and lower rear crossbeams bolted to spring towers
Left side main torsion box contains ATL FT3 fuel cell of approximately 115 to 120 litres capacity
Right side main torsion box contains 12V battery, ignition system, and fire extinguisher
Seat-back bulkhead opening to allow access to engine ancillaries with access panel above footbox
Chassis surfaces finished in stove enamel grey paint
Polished alloy nose box containing engine water radiator and nose bodywork supports
All structural bolts grade 5 or higher and secured by Loctite, Nylok nuts, Stiff nuts, and/or lock wire
Seven sections constructed in GRP using chopped strand/woven mats with polyester/epoxy resins
Removable one-piece molded nose
Nose includes mountings for dipping headlights and fog/spot lights under clear polycarbonate covers
Cockpit section permanently mounted to chassis and bonded to FIA-specification steel roll cage
Double-skinned Nomex sandwich fire-proof seat-back panel separating cockpit from engine bay
Forward-hinged doors with sidelights including sliding air vents
Laminated glass single-curvature wraparound windscreen and flat rear window bonded to cockpit section
Lower body panels finish chassis sills and wrap around torsion boxes
Removable one-piece molded tail section fitted with tail lights, indicators, and rear brake ducts
Nose vortex fins and adjustable tail spoilers included
Full leather upholstery
Right hand drive cockpit layout and controls including 12" diameter steering wheel
Dash finished in anti-glare paint fitted with demisting and fresh air ducts
Main instrument panel houses central rev counter flanked by oil pressure and water temperature gauges
Panel for oil temperature and fuel pressure gauges and switches for lights and wiper to drivers right
Panel for starter button and switches for ignition and pumps to drivers left
Pendant throttle pedal operated via cable and linkage with floor-mounted brake and clutch pedals
Gearchange lever mounted on right side of cockpit operated via universal-jointed tubular linkage
Padded driver and passenger seats included with Willans six-point seatbelt harness on drivers side
Rear view mirrors mounted on left and right front wings and centrally in cockpit
Drive shaft-driven alternator (Lucas 17ACR equivalent) charging wet cell 60 amp battery
Fused circuits for ignition, starting, fuel pumps, windscreen wiper, and lights
Ignition system using MSD 7AL amplifier, crank trigger, and high-output coil
Front suspension by unequal-length double wishbone and coil-over-damper units
Front upper wishbones fabricated from tubular steel
Front lower wishbones formed by track control arm plus aft tubular compression strut
Adjustable 3/4 diameter front anti-roll bar fitted above upper chassis crossbeam
Custom rack-and-pinion steering rack with adjustable Rose-type jointed linkage
Rear suspension by multiple links and coil-over-damper units
Rear upper arms formed by transverse link with camber adjustment plus radius rod
Rear lower reversed wishbones with sheet bracing (as per period) plus radius rod with toe adjustment
Adjustable 5/8 diameter rear anti-roll bar fitted behind lower crossbeam
Magnesium alloy uprights with live stub axle, tapered roller bearings, and peg-located brake disc bell
Delivered with pre-set ride height, caster, camber, toe-in, and bump steer plus balanced corner weights
Disc-type with 4:1-ratio pedal and adjustable balance bar activating separate front/rear master cylinders
Hydraulic pressure fed separately to front and rear calipers via stainless steel braided hose and fittings
Girling 18/4 four-piston front calipers front with Girling 16/4 four-piston rear calipers
Same type of brake pads used all round with materials and manufacturer to customer choice
Curved-vane spheroidal 12" diameter x 1.1" thick cast iron vented discs all round
Discs carried on cast magnesium alloy bells with semi-floating drive and steel clamp retaining ring
Cooling via bodywork intakes to cast alloy ducts bolted to uprights
Wheels and Tires
15 diameter x 10.5 wide front/17 wide rear alloy wheels secured by forged alloy spinners
Avon dry (slick), Avon rain (treaded)
305 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 built with precision racing parts by CRD Engine Development
543 horsepower @ 7800 rpm
445 lb-ft torque @ 4900 rpm
GM Bowtie heavy duty block with roller cam bearings
3.0 stroke Crower crankshaft
6 inch Dryers rods
Dailey oil pump
ProFiler 23° cylinder heads
Titanium intake and exhaust valves
Crower roller lifters
Exhaust system of four primary pipes/4-into-1 collector/tail pipe each side exiting lower transom panel
Dry sump engine oil system with fabricated aluminum alloy tank in right side torsion box
Twin engine-oil coolers fed by three-stage external engine oil pump through stainless steel braided hose
Front-mounted alloy core radiator fed by NS4 alloy flow/return pipes and header tank
Hewland LG 600 cast magnesium alloy gearbox casing with five forward speeds plus reverse
Custom cast aluminum alloy bell housing
Changeable ratios, hypoid spiral bevel crown wheel, and pinion driving Powerflow limited slip differential
Triple-plate sintered 7.25 clutch with lightweight flywheel and ring gear for step-down electric starter
Clutch activated via hydraulic slave cylinder and adjustable push rod from master cylinder
Original sliding-spline Hooke-jointed drive shafts replaced by CV-jointed splined shafts
External gearbox oil cooler
Can be exported at your cost...
- Serious collectors please...more pics coming and on request...
$375,000. USD American dollars...
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