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  Lola T70 Spyder Chevrolet
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1965
Numbers built:15 (Including several replacement tubs)
Designed by:Eric Broadley
Successor:Lola T70 Mk2 Spyder Chevrolet
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 14, 2015
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Chassis: SL70/7
A second tub supplied to the Stirling Moss Auto Racing Team (SMART) to replace SL70/4, which had proven faulty and was dismantled. It was built up using all the major components from the earlier chassis and entered for BOAC pilot Hugh Dibley. After a fourth-place debut in the Easter Monday race at Goodwood, Dibley extensively raced the T70 in England but with limited success. He then had it shipped to North America, where he campaigned it at Mont Tremblant and Riverside. It was offered for sale at the end of the 1965 season and was briefly loaned to Scooter Patrick before it was sold on to Hugh Powell late in 1966. With the backing from the Smothers brothers, e raced the car in the 1967 Can-Am series until a crash during the Las Vegas round ended the car's career.

Following its contemporary racing career, the repaired car was sold to Universal Television Studios and it subsequently starred in the 1970 TV Film "The Challengers." Chassis SL70/7 then passed through the hands of several American owners before it was acquired by Phil Schmidt in 1985. He had the T70 prepared for historic racing and fitted with a Mk3b style nose and a Mk2 tail. Schmidt raced the car extensively in historic events until finally selling it on to the current, Belgian owner in 2004. The new owner had it restored back to its original configuration and has continued SL70/7's historic racing career. Today, it still retains many of its original major components including the monocoque chassis, which was never severely damaged in period.


Chassis details
Manufactured in May 13, 1965
First owner Stirling Moss Auto Racing Team
Last known location Belgian Historic Racer
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