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I don't post a lot of my new purchases, but i will make an exception for this little beauty!

A new car that brings my Mark Donohue collection to 13 cars. This car has been shown by Jeff and others so I will spare the details. Suffice it to say that this is Spark's version of the Penske Racing Lola T70 Mark III, the research is ongoing and thus the chassis number SL71/47.

But the bigger point is that in his first full year of professional driving, Mark piloted the Lola to an astonishing 6 wins out of 8 events to capture the 1967 United States Road Racing Championship (USRRC). The team only entered 7 of the 8 races and won 6 of those, simply astonishing. I am pleased to add this little gem to my sub collection!

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Love T-70s!!!
Ever since I got the closed bodied coupe Lola T70 Hot Wheels in bronze in 1969 as a little kid I very much admired them.

I like closed bodied cars better, but that model is truly a work of art.

I saw a couple of coupes run at Road America, awesome site in 1:1.

I think they ran big and small block Chevs, is that right???

Thanks for the show!
 

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Thanks for the read and the words Lummox, it must not appeal to many but I knew I was not alone!

Yes, the lump shown in this replica was a small block aluminum 350 with steel heads and 58mm Weber sidedraught carbs. In the 5 Lola T70 spyders that Penske ran throughout the mid 60's they often ran a 427.

On a side note, after quite a bit of digging and cross reference, I have come to agree with the excellent work of John Starkey that this car was a Lola T70 MKIII chassis #SL71/47 and one of the first MKIII made.
 

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Love T-70s!!!
Ever since I got the closed bodied coupe Lola T70 Hot Wheels in bronze in 1969 as a little kid I very much admired them.

I like closed bodied cars better,
I know what you mean, he raced a coupe as well!

 

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Oh my....that is just too sexy.
One of the truly great designs of the '60s in any catagory of vehicles.
It's lines easily hold up to Italian shapes but still looks very American.
The oblong wheel openings, the Batmobile-like fin/air scoop at the leading edge of the engine cover, and the Porshe 917-like roof...just perfect.
And there's something about Sunoco sponsered cars. The medium/dark blue with the dark yellow accents really worked great on those old race cars from Camaros to Lolas.

Do you know if these were alluminium or the more (at the time) American material, fiberglass???
 

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By the 60's, England was in love with it as well, it was fiberglass.

And I agree with you, the Lola coupes really were sexy. I can't think of a better word!
 

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Oh jeez, that's right, Lolas are British.
Duuuh...I feel like a dInG~dOnG.
Oh well, if I remembered half the stuff I forgot, my head would explode!
 
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