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#1 mariner

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 15:00

By pure chance I have just found the official Lola 1968 price list for  the Lola T142 F500 car for 1969 delivery.

 

No VAT included , but £5,500 for the  car plus Traco Chevy V-8.

 

it was, of course the "el cheapo " space frame one using T70 suspension and brakes but still , I think, a bargain back then.

 

I wonder what one is worth today?



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#2 Allen Brown

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 15:32

About ten times that, for one in as-new condition.  Then again, one sold at auction for only £30K a while back so I could be wrong.



#3 Vitesse2

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 15:34

No VAT, full stop. We didn't get that until 1973. As a 'kit car' and/or not for road use it might even have been free of Purchase Tax!



#4 kayemod

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 16:05

Did that price include a pair of crutches?



#5 Michael Ferner

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 18:01

Ouch!

#6 bill p

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 19:22

Did that price include a pair of crutches?


I think the crutches were an optional extra with the T330 & T332..........

#7 opplock

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 19:37

Lola Limp was a recognised medical condition in Australasia.

 

The early F5000s struck me as being decidedly agricultural when I first encountered them in 1970. I'd been used to proper racing cars, such as the Lotus 49 and Ferrari 246. The McLaren M10 looked like an oversized F1 car, the Lola T142, T190 and the American cars looked more like the drawings in my school exercise books. Believe me I was no artist. 



#8 kayemod

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 21:24

I think the crutches were an optional extra with the T330 & T332..........

 

Those too, but if I'd had to choose a Lola to have a frontal impact in, the T330 and T332 would get the nod over a spaceframe T142 blacksmith's job every time.