Flatchat, that is a complete lot full of the most desirable used sports cars - are you a dealer? My wife is a passionate gal, but not regarding high performance cars. I can lure her into my Alfa 4C and my Porsche 935, but have required the assistance of a butt-shaped section of 3" memory foam to insure her participation. The Lola will present the same challenge as the Super Sevens and the Cobra. Besides the pad, and perfect weather, I will need to induce her with a favorite destination, like a great sushi joint or visiting the kids. Hey, when axiom-makers crafted the phrase "opposites attract", what they really meant was two different people can become one incredibly diverse and comprehensive couple.
The Lola I am purchasing is heavier than stock, with added steel in the frame and a-arms to soak up road abuse. It is also wider than notoriously cramped original Can-Am cockpits. Can-Am rules required a full passenger seat and a steering wheel biased to one side, but little else. The designers knew how to parse that language, and miniature passenger seats suitable for Minnie Mouse, Herve Villichaize or your daughter's doll house became standard fitment. Next, the space between the seats disappeared, and voila, you have the impossible cockpit of an original T70. My designer (John Gyann) reduced the width of the fuel pods in his T70's, and increased cockpit width by over a foot. At 14 gallons per side, still plenty of fuel, but no longer optimized for Le Mans.
I live in Shelby Twp MI, and Fran Hall's RCR is a neighboring business. He is quite the entrepreneur, and has supplied many of the cars for the Fast & Furious franchise, plus other movies. I contemplated purchase of Fran's Mk II version (mine is Mk I), but the wait is 12 months or more. Plus, getting the car prepped and accepted for vintage racing was an entirely second epoch of time. I began looking for qualified vintage racers (cars with logbooks) that I could also street on balmy days, and, to my great surprise, I found a Lola! And to my greater surprise, I am told that Fran Hall helped design and build my car while he was associated with Can-Am Exotics. I have a call in to Fran to verify this datum. Fran's current Mk II models, like your car, benefit from full aluminum monocoque construction. My Mk I replicates the original run of 15 cars, and consists of .083" steel to which aluminum panels are screwed and bonded. Eric Broadley did not have access to modern miracle adhesives, and thus his monocoques were screwed (later riveted) only. This is also the reason why original chassis often wore out in 1 to 3 years - the screws or rivets would chamfer the alum panels, and the loose chassis would start to bend under racing stresses. Your full aluminum monocoque is marginally lighter than my combo unit (about 100 pounds). Additionally, you need not worry about corrosion resulting from the proximation of dissimilar metals. I could have that problem, which confronts other boutique automakers like Caterham, but only if I run the car excessively in the rain, which I am as likely to do as pilot a Ducati in a typhoon.
Fran's cars are hellhounds on the track - you should be podiuming with that beast - what is holding you back?