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Used car, no A/C by williegoat
Started on: 10-08-2021 10:51 PM
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One of my all time favorites along with the Porsche 910 Spyder.

Stashed away in a big box in my garage somewhere is a 1/12 scale model of the Lola T70 MkIII coupe in the colors driven by John Surtees
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both dan the man and uncle carrol were ford guys
with access to ford race parts most only dream of
from the factory for free at the time

so why a chevy motor in the ford guys car ?

and story said 4 speed picture shows 5 listed gears

yes old race cars get swapped and upgrades over time
and few are as raced back in the day

but that car just ain't right

66 entry in can-am
''Dan Gurney / USA Lola T70 Mk.2 Ford SL71/34 All American Racers 9. 1:42,500 ''

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Originally posted by ray b:

both dan the man and uncle carrol were ford guys
with access to ford race parts most only dream of
from the factory for free at the time

so why a chevy motor in the ford guys car ?

and story said 4 speed picture shows 5 listed gears

yes old race cars get swapped and upgrades over time
and few are as raced back in the day

but that car just ain't right

66 entry in can-am
''Dan Gurney / USA Lola T70 Mk.2 Ford SL71/34 All American Racers 9. 1:42,500 ''


The car in the article is #SL70/10 and in 1966 was driven by Jerry Grant with both a Chevy and Ford engine at different times. Though it was original sold to Shelby, it seems that they never used it and sold it before the end of the year, although as driven by Grant it bears the AAR logo.

https://www.racingsportscar.../photo/SL70__10.html

Although there is some debate regarding that chassis number, I would expect that Mecum has done a thorough job of verifying the provenance.

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Originally posted by williegoat:

The car in the article is #SL70/10 and in 1966 was driven by Jerry Grant with both a Chevy and Ford engine at different times. Though it was original sold to Shelby, it seems that they never used it and sold it before the end of the year, although as driven by Grant it bears the AAR logo.

https://www.racingsportscar.../photo/SL70__10.html

Although there is some debate regarding that chassis number, I would expect that Mecum has done a thorough job of verifying the provenance.



The 1967 Surtees T70 Mk IIIs were powered by Aston Martin engines, which just seems right.

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If I remember correctly, those engines were in two Lolas for about two months, than replaced with Chevys.
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Originally posted by williegoat:

If I remember correctly, those engines were in two Lolas for about two months, than replaced with Chevys.


YUP, they were pretty crappy.

One of the two such engined cars lasted a whole 7 laps at Nurburgring and the other one popped after 3 laps or so at LeMans.

The T70s were never really "great" cars in my opinion and it's worth remembering that the Lola's "contemporaries" were the Ferrari 330 P series cars as well as the Ford GTs.


I still believe that the Ferrari 330 P4 is one of the sexiest looking race cars ever built.

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Back when race cars were designed by people, they were things of beauty. Now that computers do all of the thinking, well...



But in racing, winning really is everything and you can't put the genie back in the bottle. It won't be long before they are all electric anyway.

Back when F1 came to Phoenix for a brief time, I went down to watch the practice. I never heard a V12 wound that tight in real life before. I tried to watch Formula E on TV the other day, but after about five minutes, I changed to re-runs of Gilligan's Island.
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Originally posted by williegoat:

Now that computers do all of the thinking, well...



Well, on the upside those computers can also make race cars sing:

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