Friday Fantastico: 2008 Lola T70 Mk. 3B


“Hi, I’m the Lola T70. You may remember me from such films as ‘Le Mans’ and ‘THX 1138.'” Sweet mother of mercy! If the sight of that wide-eyed sports racer don’t set your heart aflutter, sir, you have no heart. But look a little closer and you’ll notice it’s nearly a brand-new construction, and it’s also for sale (although the price may cause your fluttering heart to stop entirely).


While the T70 had a fair bit of success in Can-Am racing, and a couple of endurance racing wins (such as the ’69 Daytona 24 Hour race), it was overshadowed somewhat by the Ford GT40’s remarkable successes. What shouldn’t be overshadowed is that the achingly sexy T70 had a massive Can-Am/F5000 Chevy V8 stuffed amidships (in this case, a 5.0L engine), which for 99.9999999% of the population is going to be plenty to overwhelm every sense you have and a few you didn’t know about. This particular reproduction car, and don’t call it a replica, was constructed by Lola in 2008 as part of their 50th anniversary, and the factory claims its eligible to race in various historic classes. We don’t doubt that it’s conceivably eligible, being a very faithful reproduction, but before you plunk down your hard earned $650,000 we suggest you examine the rules.
Oh, and did we mention it’s STREET LEGAL??? Let that soak into your addled mind for a second. Yeah, better start going through the couch for spare change, right?
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13 Comments

    1. You'd need to drop in an eRod LS3 (or some other 2008 or newer engine with all associated emissions hardware) to register it for street use here in Cali, which would mean you'd have "only" 430hp.
      Or you could wait 'til the LS7 or LS9 eRods that are supposedly in development come out. Yeah, I'd go with that.

  1. I bet it wouldn’t be street legal down here in Australia. The so-called ‘authorities’ would find a way to ban it so that they can justify their pathetic existence. . . . . . . . . “Han Solex” : Brilliant ! !

  2. Just thinking, strange that this should be posted by Han Solex, a clever parody on Han Solo. (Solex are carburettors, y’know) “THX-1138” was not a success, but the attention it garnered was enough to win George Lucas the opportunity to make “American Graffiti”, the success of which paved the way for the opportunity to make “Star Wars”. I officially have no life . . . . .

  3. Sweet baby Jesus. I believe this is the nicest price thing I have seen all week. Considering my wife bought a car this week, that is saying something.

  4. That is a gorgeous T70, and if I had a spare 3/4 of a million dollars I'd buy it out from under you, Hans.
    I'd let you touch it though.
    Street legal!?! (fusible link in brain blows, all breakers trip)

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