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This one off, multiple show winning 560hp, Lola T165/70 - is now SOLD
Road and Track Magazine - April 1984
”You don’t so much drive it. You experience it, for in spite of the fact that this particular automobile has been tamed for highway use, it continues to communicate its racing lineage most convincingly.”
Lola T165/70 Show History
First Place Competition Class, Palm Springs Concours 1985
First Place Competition Cars, Chicago Historic Concours 1984
Best of Show Bahama Speed Week, Concours, Freeport 1984
Best of Show Road America Vintage Grand Prix Concours 1984
First Place Competition Class, Palm Springs Concours 1983
Best in Show Engine compartment, Newport Concours 1983
Best in Class Competition Cars, Newport Concours 1983
Lola T165/70 Provenance
The car traces its history back to the 80's era of the Californian based “Banzai Runners” Club. A band of rich and elusive renegades. The ultimate target was to pull a verified 200 Mph on the LA Freeway. Guy's like Dan Haggerty "Grizzly Adams" fame, brought Lola's as their preferred "weapon of choice" to make the hallowed 200 Mph mark.
Charley and Don Bartz decided to build potential contender cars. Their chosen vehicle marque was Lola. Their first car was the conversion of a T70 Spyder to a MkIII Coupe. Not happy with resulting performance they moved onto a T160 series Chevrolet “big block” based Can Am based car. Read more >
Fuel "Bag" Capacity 32 US Gallons (121 L), 100 Octane
15" x 12" Front, 15 x 15" Rears
1st 2.33, 2nd 1.47, 3rd 1.04, 4th 0.85 5th 0.71 :4.22:1
Brakes 12" x 1" "Le Man's" vented disc, 4 Pot Girling Calipers
Weight Distribution 42/58% est
Footwell lined Carpets
Lola Steering Wheel
Windows Aircraft Polycarbonate
Gauges - Smiths Speedo, 9000 rpm Tacho, Oil pressure, Oil temp, coolant temp, diff Oil temp, Ammeter, Fuel pressure, Fuel level, - Oil pressure warning lights
Air Conditioning with Barron Beachcraft aircraft vents, aircraft electrical circuit breakers and switches, Indicator Stalk
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