1968 Lola T70 Mk. III Coupe

“The Most Beautiful Car in the World”
– Mark Donohue

Price: POA

 

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When the Lola T70 Can Am car made its debut in 1965, it caused a sensation. Beautiful, fast and with excellent handling, it won numerous races, including the inaugural Can Am Championship of 1966.

The same adjectives could be used two years later when the coupe version appeared. It notched up a string of National race wins but it’s Achilles heel in the long distance endurance races was always the iron heads of it’s Chevrolet engine, which tended to crack, owing to the lower octane fuel then available in Europe.

Today, all that has been changed as higher octane fuel is now available, and aluminum heads have made all the difference to the race versions of the Chevrolet small block that powers these cars.

This is a later built car, with all the safety features that the original cars did not have and it featured excellent brakes, gearbox and of course, those incomparable looks.

About John Starkey
I started racing in an Elva-BMW in British Hillclimbs a long time ago; After spending all my parents’ and my friends’ money on this lark (which I thoroughly enjoyed), I settled down to marriage and two kids until age 30. An XK120 Jaguar just begged to be bought and so I promptly equipped this with a roll-over bar and damn read more...
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