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1969 Lola T70 Mark 3b Coupe

Vehicle Description

Auction Estimate $1,500,000 – $2,000,000

Chassis # SL76/149

The Lola T70 coupe of 1969 was and is a beautiful and fast, good handling racecar. Today, it is faster than a Porsche 917 at any circuit.

First conceived in 1964 and first raced in 1965, the open cockpit version of the T70 won the Can Am Championship in the capable hands of John Surtees in 1966. In 1967, the T70 Mark 3 coupe was introduced and was very successful in National races around the World.

For 1969, the T70 Mark 3b coupe was introduced, based upon the 1968 Lola T160 Can Am car. With a much stiffer chassis and it’s “droop snoot” 4-headlamp setup, the new T70 coupe, (no part except engine and gearbox are the same as a Mark 3!), won first time out at the Daytona 24 Hours, in the hands of the Penske Race Team, with Mark Donohue and Scooter Patrick driving.

Just sixteen examples of the T70 Mark 3b coupe were built and today, there are only ten “no-stories” cars with complete ownership chains left in the World. The car we are offering today is one of those ten cars with an excellent race history and an unbroken chain of ownership. As well, it has been impeccably maintained and needs nothing before being taken to the track. It is eligible for all the great International vintage race series such as Classic Le Mans, Classic Daytona 24 Hours, Classic Sebring 12 Hours, Classic Endurance racing in Europe, where T70s generally tend to be outright winners.

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Vehicle Details

  • Auction: Amelia Island Select – 2016
  • Lot: 281
  • Status: Consignment
  • Year: 1969
  • Make: Lola
  • Model: T-70 MklllB

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