A legendary Can-Am race-winning 1966 Lola T70 MK II is still looking for a new owner after going to auction with digital auction house Stratas. The T70 was designed for endurance racing with incredible aerodynamics and flowing lines that became a hallmark of the period.
This 1966 Lola T70 MK II Spider is a race-ready Can-Am spec racing car with a renowned and detailed history in American motorsports. This Lola was initially owned by John Mecom and piloted by the legendary Parnelli Jones and was originally equipped with a Ford engine.
Following its racing career, the car was stored for many years until 2007, when it was taken to the Toluca Lake Historics in Burbank. Upon restoration, the car was successfully campaigned in many historic races, even winning points during the 2018 season in SVRA’s Can-Am category. This very special, fully restored vehicle is ready for track events.
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It’s presented in the livery it ran when piloted by Parnelli Jones, with a beautiful blue metallic body, accented by a dark blue centre stripe with white edging, and features proper livery from the mid-Sixties. The interior is in good condition with a hand-written signature from Parnelli Jones.
While this chassis often had the Ford quad-cam, the car now features a Roush engine. The Parnelli Jones Lola features 600 horsepower fed through a four-speed Hewland LG500 transmission.
The auction ended on September 24 and the car was unsold, but offers are being accepted. Visit www.stratas.auction and search for ‘Lola’ for more information.