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#201 Alan Cox

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 13:14

Later sold to a Mr Piper, but I'm not sure if he still has it

I think that it may have been reacquired by Picko Troberg.

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#202 Giraffe

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 17:20

Yes Stirling, i am sure he did and Ray Mallock ? springs to mind too in the Marsh Plant T70 . Gregor will confirm this .


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From back up't thread...............

http://forums.autosp...w...t&p=4049256

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#203 arttidesco

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 18:36

Good grief another spots car, like the Porsche 917 - 021 I photographed at the same meeting, comes back to life from being a pile of rubble.

Looks like I will have plenty of time line picture projects to work on when I next get snowed in :-)

Thanks to everyone who has and maybe still will contribute additional information.

#204 cedricselzer

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 12:10

During 1969 I worked for Ulf Norinder when he raced a T70 Mk3B. I am looking for race reports not results as I have them for the following races in Sweden.
29 June Anderstop
17 August Karlscoga
24 August Mantorp Park
14 September Anderstop (driven by Jackie Oliver)
Can anyone help?
Cedric Selzer

#205 doc knutsen

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 19:00

During 1969 I worked for Ulf Norinder when he raced a T70 Mk3B. I am looking for race reports not results as I have them for the following races in Sweden.
29 June Anderstop
17 August Karlscoga
24 August Mantorp Park
14 September Anderstop (driven by Jackie Oliver)
Can anyone help?
Cedric Selzer


I may still have the relevant copies of Illustrerad Motor Sport, but the race reports would be in Swedish. If it's of interest, I'll have a look in my attic.
I attended the Karlskoga event, the Kanonloppet, sitting on the pit counter during practice when a rear radius rod snapped on one of the Lolas, spinning it into the cars sitting in the pit. It actually hit a mechanic and it looked a lot worse than it turned out to be, thankfully.


#206 cedricselzer

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 19:33

That would be a great help. Iam sure I will be able to get it translated here in England
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#207 bradbury west

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Posted 01 June 2010 - 22:26

one of the Lolas, spinning it into the cars sitting in the pit. It actually hit a mechanic and it looked a lot worse than it turned out to be, thankfully.

...which reminds me of the Chapman Spooner T70Aston coupe hitting the pitwall at Silverstone in the 80s.
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#208 Tom Smith

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 22:58

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 04:04

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The Minshaw's T70MkII Spyder with 5.7 V8 pictured at Cholmondeley in July. I'm unsure if it really is the Sid Taylor car.........

Hi Guy's
My late Father In-Law Kevin Shearer restored a Syd Taylor/ Denny Hulme Spyder T70 quite a few years ago. The car was spotted by film director Matt Carroll on Sydney's streets, it was road registered and still had the Hewland LG500 and Fuel Injection stacks! Matt knew what the car was and asked if it was for sale, the guy was happy to part with it because he reckoned all the syncros in the box were shot!
Kevin restored the car in the mid 1990's I think. Matt later sold the car to a buyer in the USA. I always have loved the big sportscars.

#210 D-Type

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 16:07

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Hmmmm. Note the method of fixing the chassis plate! :cool:

#211 RA Historian

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 19:13

Hmmmm. Note the method of fixing the chassis plate! :cool:

Does not instill a whole lot of confidence, does it?
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#212 Giraffe

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 19:59

The presentation of the chassis plate in the pic is pretty much irrelevant as some panels have been removed and replaced. I suspect as "Writer" aka John Starkey suggests in his March 31st 2010 post that this is the Sklenar 'project' car, chassis plated for convenience by Bonnier. Michael Hanson, the current owner claims no more than that the car is ex-Bonnier and is a proper Lola. Somehow, I think I'd rather own this than a recent continuation car.

Edited by Giraffe, 24 May 2011 - 20:02.


#213 RA Historian

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Posted 25 May 2011 - 12:48

Makes sense to me, Tony.
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#214 Giraffe

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 11:09

During 1969 I worked for Ulf Norinder when he raced a T70 Mk3B. I am looking for race reports not results as I have them for the following races in Sweden.
29 June Anderstop
17 August Karlscoga
24 August Mantorp Park
14 September Anderstop (driven by Jackie Oliver)
Can anyone help?
Cedric Selzer


Here is an interesting photo taken in Karlskoga with left to right, Cedric Selzer, Phil Bradford & Ron Bennett who were running Sid Taylor's Lola, John Wagstaff in the background and an unidentified young lady from the locality with an unidentified mechanic. I doubt if anyone here will be able to identify the blonde, but what about the chap in red pants?

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#215 Jagracer

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Posted 03 June 2011 - 13:35

Here is an interesting photo taken in Karlskoga with left to right, Cedric Selzer, Phil Bradford & Ron Bennett who were running Sid Taylor's Lola, John Wagstaff in the background and an unidentified young lady from the locality with an unidentified mechanic. I doubt if anyone here will be able to identify the blonde, but what about the chap in red pants?

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By giraffe138 at 2011-06-03

Photo courtesy of Phil Bradford.

The Young Mechanic with the red trousers was working on the Trevor Taylor car but cannot remember his name. The young Blonde was one of 2 young Ladies that latched on to Ron Bennett & myself & came to everyone of the races in the series,sleeping in a tent at the Circuits, not saying anymore except we had a great time (nudge nudge wink wink)

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#216 adminj

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 17:57

Does anybody know how to contact Mr. Bernd Seidler? I need it for a friend.
Thank you.

Juergen

#217 r.atlos

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 21:59

... still under his 1971 phone number in Frankfurt, Jürgen - at least acc. to www.pointoo.de

If in doubt I can send it to you by mail or PM.



#218 adminj

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 09:20

... still under his 1971 phone number in Frankfurt, Jürgen - at least acc. to www.pointoo.de

If in doubt I can send it to you by mail or PM.


Thank you for your mail, Lutz!

#219 r.atlos

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Posted 13 October 2011 - 21:25

I suppose these two shots may represent Bernd Seidler's first race after having acquired SL102. They were taken at Zotzenbach hill climb on 22/03/1970:

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 09:40

I suppose these two shots may represent Bernd Seidler's first race after having acquired SL102. They were taken at Zotzenbach hill climb on 22/03/1970:

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Wow!

Thank you very much for sharing these photos.

Ciao
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#221 mfd

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 10:36

Up for auction is this B
http://www.motorspor.....rsport Retro)



#222 Giraffe

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Posted 18 November 2011 - 08:50

Up for auction is this B
http://www.motorspor.....rsport Retro)


Caveat emptor.

#223 Herbert

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 10:24

When actually did the T70 Mk III make his first appearance at a race track? I found contradicting information regarding this. Whereas Autocar reports "Additional interference was expected from a Lola T70 which, however, non-started with a bent left front suspension and frame ...", Gregor Grant writes in his report that the Lola of Buck Fulp and Roger McCluskey failed to arrive. Motorsport doesn`t mention the Lola at all.
That the car was at Sebring, but failed to start the race, is also mentioned in the T70 books of Ian Bamsey and John Starkey. According to Starkey (and Janos Wimpffen in Time and Two Seats) it was chassis number SL73/102. But Starkey contradicts himself because in the chassis history he writes it was SL71/18.

So did Lola T70 really appear at Sebring in 1967? If so, was it the new MkIII coupé or still an open top version? If it was there has somebody seen picutures of that car? Or was the debut of the MkIII at the Le Mans Test a week later where John Surtees drove the Aston Martin coupe?

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#224 Giraffe

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 16:35

Up for auction is this B
http://www.motorspor.....rsport Retro)


When John Starkey bought the car he signed a letter to say that he acknowledged that this was not 138 and he would not claim it to be.... :smoking:

#225 AJB

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 16:47

Motor Sport refers to a Lola Mk3 (sic) driven by Fulp and McCluskey which practised but did not race. It was described as "doctored for GT racing". Does that mean it was a GT Coupe, or a Spyder with a tall windscreen?

#226 Herbert

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 17:11

Motor Sport refers to a Lola Mk3 (sic) driven by Fulp and McCluskey which practised but did not race. It was described as "doctored for GT racing". Does that mean it was a GT Coupe, or a Spyder with a tall windscreen?


You're right. It is mentioned in the May issue of Motorsport. I must have overlooked it somehow. Any ideas which car was practiced at Sebring?

#227 mfd

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 17:29

When John Starkey bought the car he signed a letter to say that he acknowledged that this was not 138 and he would not claim it to be.... :smoking:

The text has just been cut from the catalogue verbatim. There's four paragraphs about the car it's not & two about the car that it is...
It does have a chassis plate numbered 138.

Edited by mfd, 19 November 2011 - 17:31.


#228 Giraffe

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 17:48

The text has just been cut from the catalogue verbatim. There's four paragraphs about the car it's not & two about the car that it is...
It does have a chassis plate numbered 138.


I understand that this car has been known as several different numbers since Starkey owned it, but never as SL138. I smell litigation, especially if you know the current owner of SL138..... :smoking:

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Posted 19 November 2011 - 18:22

I understand that this car has been known as several different numbers since Starkey owned it, but never as SL138. I smell litigation, especially if you know the current owner of SL138..... :smoking:

See if this works Tony
http://www.bonhams.c.../19293/lot/458/


#230 Mark 13

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 20:33

See if this works Tony
http://www.bonhams.c.../19293/lot/458/


Was the car sold? When raced by JB it seemed to be the best prepared T70. With so many of the other cars bought and prepared so professionally over the past 3 to 4 years this would probably be no better now.

#231 Alan Cox

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 21:30

Was the car sold?

No

#232 RA Historian

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 18:26

The featured marque for the 2012 Road America July Historic extravaganza is the Lola T-70.

#233 SCHKEE T332

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 05:21

The featured marque for the 2012 Road America July Historic extravaganza is the Lola T-70.

Indeed it is and a Can Am event as well. Something to look forward to !
I hope some cars come over here from over there.

#234 Wouter Melissen

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:11

What do you guys know of SL73/128? Has the owner done the right thing to convert it from Coupe to Spyder? Here is the same car in May and again in October:

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#235 mfd

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 12:29

What do you guys know of SL73/128? Has the owner done the right thing to convert it from Coupe to Spyder?

According to Starkey's book it was a Spider & always raced in Can-Am as such, so I guess it's right now

#236 Wouter Melissen

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 14:13

According to Starkey's book it was a Spider & always raced in Can-Am as such, so I guess it's right now


It did look absolutely fantastic as a coupe in those Simoniz colours.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 16:07

The MKIII was designed from the beginning to allow for such conversion. While it probably took months to convert it to spyder form initially, at this point the conversion back to coupe could be done in a weekend making it a versatile car for various series. Notice that the car retains the low crossbeam of the coupe and the wiper motor.
I hope he brings it to Road America.

Edited by SCHKEE T332, 07 December 2011 - 16:12.


#238 Giraffe

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 22:05

When John Starkey bought the car he signed a letter to say that he acknowledged that this was not 138 and he would not claim it to be.... :smoking:



I understand that this car has been known as several different numbers since Starkey owned it, but never as SL138. I smell litigation, especially if you know the current owner of SL138..... :smoking:


I note that before the car went to auction, Bonhams declared:

Lot Notice:
Please note, the chassis number for the Lola is SL76/1138 and not SL76/138 as catalogued


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#239 RA Historian

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 15:16

Oh yes, a s/n stamping affixed on top of the actual chassis plate...that certainly gives everybody a feeling of confidence!

Tom

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 05:10

Feb. 1973, Hwy 101, northeast of Los Angeles.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:47

Feb. 1973, Hwy 101, northeast of Los Angeles.

Cheers,
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Gosh ! :love:


#242 Giraffe

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:57

There was a T70 Mk3 knocking around Ormskirk for years owned by a guy who also ran a D-Type on the road.


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Posted 14 February 2012 - 16:42

Can't provide much to go on now, BUT in the early 70's I helped convert a red coupe for road use that was said to be ex-David Piper while working at Charlie Williams shop here in Kansas City. It was owned by Tim Cooper although he did not keep it long. Just remember some late night test drives that were pretty spectacular. At the time we didn't seem too interested in recording chassis numbers although I am curious as to the history of the car now that retirement has given me time to reflect.

#244 Doug Nye

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 18:10

There was a T70 Mk3 knocking around Ormskirk for years owned by a guy who also ran a D-Type on the road.


Clive Unsworth?

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#245 Giraffe

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 18:43

Clive Unsworth?

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That's the chap Doug. I'm not quite sure why you are asking (unless there was more than one roadgoing T70 in Ormskirk) as IIRC shortly after Clive's passing, you visited Ormskirk on behalf of a dealer and wrote something up about it which was published somewhere with a couple of pics? Can't remember where or when that appeared tho'. :confused:

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 18:46

Feb. 1973, Hwy 101, northeast of Los Angeles.

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Considering the time frame and location, I am fairly certain this is SL73/117, the ex-James Garner AIR car that was subsequently used in the George Lucas film THX1138. After the film it was owned by racer Jon Ward who traded it to Dan McLoughlin who later sold it back to Ward. Next the car went to drag racer Eddie Hill and is talked about earlier in this thread.

Fun stuff.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 20:23

That's the chap Doug. I'm not quite sure why you are asking (unless there was more than one roadgoing T70 in Ormskirk) as IIRC shortly after Clive's passing, you visited Ormskirk on behalf of a dealer and wrote something up about it which was published somewhere with a couple of pics? Can't remember where or when that appeared tho'. :confused:


I wasn't asking you, Tony, I was telling the audience without checking my now faltering memory. We sold various of his effects at auction for his executors. My visit was as consultant to Bonhams, not "on behalf of a dealer"...we get quite sniffy, doncha know, about the difference.

A dealer puts his own interests first whereas a proper, respectable auctioneer acts as an agent of the vendor. Hem, hem (shifts from foot to foot and in saintly manner fixes eyes upon distant horizon).

DCN

#248 Giraffe

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 22:36

I wasn't asking you, Tony, I was telling the audience without checking my now faltering memory. We sold various of his effects at auction for his executors. My visit was as consultant to Bonhams, not "on behalf of a dealer"...we get quite sniffy, doncha know, about the difference.

A dealer puts his own interests first whereas a proper, respectable auctioneer acts as an agent of the vendor. Hem, hem (shifts from foot to foot and in saintly manner fixes eyes upon distant horizon).

DCN


Well I'm glad you put me right on that one Doug (perish the thought.....) IIRC his D-Type went to Irvine Laidlaw, but can you recall in which direction (roughly if necessary) the Lola went?

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 23:03

Clive Unsworth ? Must have been SL141, the ex-Norinder Mk.IIIb which was shunted in McQueen's film as Porsche 917 #20.

#250 Giraffe

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:34

Clive Unsworth ? Must have been SL141, the ex-Norinder Mk.IIIb which was shunted in McQueen's film as Porsche 917 #20.


I seem to recall the Unsworth Lola was a Mk3, but not a b.