If this topic has been aired before please forgive me but it is something that has puzzled me for many years and came up again in a conversation I was having a few days ago.
In 1971 while working out of T/G Racing in LA I recall a man arriving at the workshop in a T70 coupe which he claimed to be the ex Penske Daytona winning car. The car had been very nicely modified for road use with AC and a well fitted out interior. The "owner" was an very large guy with a mass of frizzy hair and a bushy beard and who was referred to as "Wolfman" when ever he was talked about. He seemed a very personable fellow and even offered me a ride in the car, which I regret I turned down. I was told he was in the record business in some form of production capacity. He was always dressed in jeans and a tee shirt in a way which rather seemed to belay his apparent wealth. He continually regaled us with tales of how he had blown away various Lamborghini and other local hot rods. The last time I saw him he turned up not in the Lola but a rather tatty early Mustang.
Now what makes this story rather more intriguing is the fact that some twenty years later I was telling the above to an associate in California who could possibly have known about such things and he told me that the Wolfman was not a record producer but a member of the LAPD drug squad and the car was part of his cover. Also that the car was in fact owned by the local police force, all be it rather covertly. I have no reason to disbelieve the man, as I say he may well have known about such things. He was very much part of the motoring scene in that part of the world during the period. The Wolfman I was told had been found an alternative name and address somewhere in the US.
Can anybody verify the story or provide a different history for the Lola which may contradict the second part of the tale.