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  Lola T70 Mk3B Coupe Chevrolet
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1969
Numbers built:16
Designed by:Eric Broadley / Tony Southgate
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:May 09, 2007
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Chassis: SL76/138
Shown at the January 1969 Earls Court Motor Show in London, this is the very first T70 Mk3B built. It was shown in the distinct colours of first owner Sydney Taylor. It was first raced in the International Trophy at Silverstone by Brian Redman, who finished a commendable second. The following month, at Thruxton, Redman won the Embassy Trophy. It was raced extensively and with considerable success for the remainder of the season by Redman, Trevor Taylor and Denny Hulme. At the end of the year, the T70 was rented to John Love, who raced the car in Gunston colours during the off-season in South Africa. It was then acquired by Mike de Udy, who raced the car in Europe. Among the subsquent owners were Paul Vestey, Mike Coombe and Jack le Fort, who raced the car through to the 1972 season.

It was later painted red with a gold stripe and registered for the road. Shortly after its contemporary career, it made its historic racing debut. While in the ownership of Mike Wheatley, during the 1980s, it was rebuilt using a new tub. The original tub, even though it was deemed to be old and tired, was also used to create a second car (later tagged SL76/1138) and both even appeared in the same race. The car that retained the identity but used a new tub was crashed in its first race. This necessitated another rebuilt around a second new tub. This car was owned and raced by the likes of Frank Sytner and Nick Linney. During the early 2010s, it was acquired for the second time by a Brazilian enthusiast. He raced the car several times during the 2014 CER series.

Shortly after acquiring the T70 with identity SL76/138, he also acquired SL76/1138 and commissioned Pearson Engineering to restore the original tub with the correct identity. Lola specialist Clive Robinson helped to check and repair the original tub to ensure it was up to task once again. The finished product was shown for the first time at the 2018 Retromobile show by British dealer William I'Anson.


Chassis details
Manufactured in 1969
First owner Sidney Taylor
Last known location British Historic Racer
Appearances

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2018 Retromobile 2018 Retromobile 2018 Retromobile 2018 Retromobile
2018 Retromobile 2018 Retromobile 2014 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2014 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or
2014 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2014 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2014 Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or 2014 Spa Classic
2014 Spa Classic 2014 Spa Classic 2014 Spa Classic 2014 Spa Classic
2014 Spa Classic 2014 Mugello Classic 2014 Mugello Classic 2014 Mugello Classic
2014 Mugello Classic 2014 Mugello Classic 2014 Mugello Classic 2014 Mugello Classic

  Article Image gallery (281) Chassis (4) SL76/138 Specifications User Comments (1)