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.