1965 LOLA T70 MKI SPYDER Racing To Find Its Next Owner

Oct 7, 2021 2 min read
1965 LOLA T70 MKI SPYDER Racing To Find Its Next Owner

This was formerly owned by both Carroll Shelby and Dan Gurney.

When a car is regarded as highly as this by such automotive legends as Carroll Shelby and Dave Gurney, you know it has to be remarkable. Having been driven by Jerry Grant and owned by both of the pioneers above of auto racing, this classic '60s supercar has everything you would expect from a blisteringly fast race car from its time. But, of course, this high praise comes with much attention from the automotive community. That reputation is best shown in its participation in events such as the Rolex Monterey Reunion in 2011, 2012, and 2016, and the Road America Concours d'Elegance in 2017 and 2019.

Powering this mid-engine monster is a 5.0-liter chevy v8 racing engine that produces somewhere in the realm of 400 horsepower. This power is transferred directly to the Avon racing tires by a Hewland four-speed manual transmission. The exterior is a metallic black finish with blue decals and numbering showing the car's number eight stickers which tell the story of this racing icon. The extremely stripped-down black leather interior is reminiscent of when this insanely fast 1965 Lola T70 MKI Spyder was made. Of course, this car has seen plenty of track action in its life in its time, being driven by Jerry Grant, Carroll Shelby, and Dave Gurney and gaining a reputation for having an extremely advanced power to weight ratio for the time.

Appearing in both the Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in 2011 and the Carmel-By-The-Sea Concours on the Avenue in 2014, this car symbolizes everything that human beings can accomplish when they put their mind to it. This fast racing car is currently up for auction with bidding, expecting to get pretty high in the battle for this beautiful beast. Whoever comes out the other side behind the wheel of this speed demon will indeed have an incredible experience driving and enjoying the fast-paced fun that this car provides.

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