Or did JoBo have so many other parts, that he ordered a chassis to mount all the other things on?
so it sounds a little bit strange.
One thing I do know is that Jo, as Lola agent literally had a stack of T70 chassis plates in the drawer of his desk and issued them as and when required to suit. He didn't realise the mayhem he would cause years later. Simon Hadfield said to me, 138 is one of the very few original T70 Mk3B's around, but I believe that it's the original chassis plate and is another 'grandad's axe' as it has been re-tubbed albeit relatively early in it's life. So in a way it's a case of no T70 is original, but some are more original than others. Don't forget, in period it didn't matter, they were just cars to race.
Inspite of the hostility I rightly or wrongly perceived towards John Starkey from those at Lola, I have some sympathy for him as he undertook the quite impossible task of analysising a dog's breakfast that's putrified over many years and is paying the price now for doing so! Lola T70's in all their guises entertained me royally in period and continue to do so to this very day, (and hopefully this weekend when several should be out in the Masters Series at Silverstone).
Edited by Giraffe, 31 March 2010 - 14:34.