Lola T70 Mk3 & Mk3B coupés
Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:33
Not just any Mk3 either, it was one of the two ex Le Mans Aston Martin engined cars, although it had a Chevy motor when Clive had it.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:12
Posted 16 February 2012 - 20:42
Here is an 8mm clip of the car that I took in the paddock at Oulton Park in May 1969 when it was brand new, and entered by John in the Tourist Trophy for Dickie Attwood.
By giraffe138 at 2012-02-16
Posted 28 March 2012 - 07:42
I note that before the car went to auction, Bonhams declared:
Please note, the chassis number for the Lola is SL76/1138 and not SL76/138 as catalogued
By giraffe138 at 2011-12-07
Looking at the March / April issue of Vintage Motorsport, I notice that John Starkey has this car up for sale again, no mention of chassis numbers this time.......
By giraffe138 at 2012-03-28
Posted 04 November 2013 - 16:37
Well it did appear at the Silverstone Classic, 2 years later than originally planned.....
Edited by Giraffe, 11 November 2013 - 14:21.
Posted 03 April 2014 - 22:10
lots of great photos on this section, but can anyone advise me on this, were the mk3 and the mk3b roughly the same width across the mid section of the sills, although they used different chassis ? can anyone supply some dimensions for the mk3.
Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:15
The wheelbase was 95 ins for both the Mk3 & Mk3b & the track was virtually the same at 57/58ins dependant upon rims (could reduce to 54ins).
Interestingly, the Mk3 was lighter than the 3b at 1760lbs as opposed to 1930lbs.
Posted 09 April 2014 - 10:53
giraffe, thanks for your reply, but it is the width of the bodywork, especially at the sills that i am after, i am a model maker who is trying to make a mk3 from a mk3b (in 1/24 scale), i read that the mk3 coupe and late spyder were essentially the same car, with body removed, can anyone throw any light on that ? as i would also like a spyder in my collection. thanks in anticipation.
Posted 09 April 2014 - 19:22
As a totally uneducated guess, I'd say yes. But what is the MkIIIb kit?
You probably know that Tamiya make a 1/24 T70 Spyder slot car body, which might make your task a lot easier
Posted 09 April 2014 - 20:28
The Mk3 Spyder and the Mk 3 CoupÃ© used the same chassis. In his book Lola T70 V8 CoupÃ©s - A Technical Appraisal Ian Bamsey quotes from Lola publicity material of the time:
A unique feature of this car is that its chassis is identical to that of the Lola Type 70 Mk. III sports-racing car. This revolutionary feature means that entrants in both European G.T. events and American Can Am sports car races can substantially reduce running expenditure by converting the sports car into its G.T. version, and vice versa.
See also this post from earlier in this thread:
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.
The Mk 3B CoupÃ© used the T162 chassis. It's not clear in the book exactly how this differed from the T70 version.
Posted 11 April 2014 - 00:54
Posted 11 April 2014 - 17:27
thanks for your replies, i must have read that info as i have both ian bamsey and john starkeys books on this subject. my interest is with regard to modelling, i have made the t70 mk3b in 1/24 scale from resin. i would like to do the earlier ones too, it's as easy to get it right as get it wrong. so a little bit of research now will ensure i get it close to being right.
Edited by rgriffs, 11 April 2014 - 17:32.
Posted 11 April 2014 - 20:41
thank you, i have seen your work previously, they look very nice. they will come in very handy for me.
Posted 08 November 2015 - 04:19
RLT, the Meyer Lola T70 SL71/32, was the ex Penske /Donohue car. Meyer won, and set the all time record at Mt. Equinox in 1968. this information is from the John Starkey Lola book published in 2009. I have a source that might have the results and an entry list for those two years. I will contact them. they are very busy, and take some time to reply. there was also a site, can't find it at the moment, something like eastern hill climb association ? in the United States. you might also contact the S.C.C.A site, don't know if it was a sanctioned event, some one there might be able to lead you in the right direction.
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