Lola T70s symbolize everything great about 1960s sports car racing from their fiendishly attractive looks and staggering performance to their rule-bending designs. Hard to believe at a glance–or after witnessing the car’s blisteringly quick lap times–but Lola T70s like this car are entirely street legal and many have been driven on public roads at various points in their career.
While the seller of this particular Lola T70 MkIIIB suggests the next owner could pilot the car on the street, something about that dry sump Chevy and Hewland 5-speed screams race-track only. Photos show the Lola ready for track or concours field with excellent yellow paint over straight and crack-free fiberglass panels. Period appropriate decals grace the sides along with white number meatballs and the overall appearance is of purposeful aggression.
Underneath lies a veritable checklist of 1960s racing technology with a beautifully detailed Chevy V8 sporting downdraft induction and upswept headers sitting mid-ship in the Lola’s aluminum monocoque chassis. The suspension consists of rose-jointed links and all four corners are controlled with adjustable coil-overs. Finally, the cockpit is all business with a single racing seat, built in fire-suppression system and what appears to be a six-point harness.
Best of all, as a currently raced vintage sports car, this T70 promises the next owner fantastic performance without the dialing-in hiccups and expense associated freshly restored 0-mile race cars. If the Lola were ours we’d follow the SVRA schedule and enter any high-end concours that fit the schedule.