Race / Street Lola T70 replica *SOLD*

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Re: Race / Street Lola T70 replica for sale in Atlanta

Hey Ward,
I have sat in your car! I visited John in the Chicago area when he was thinking of producing this car for sale, it had the wierd rear suspension in it at the time. Don't remmeber how that was supposed to work but I think his Mustang had the same setup. Also remember his fabricator built and drove a MONSTER truck, that guy had some pretty impresive skills.

Neat stuff, hope you find it a good home.
Re: Lola T70 replica race/street for sale in forum

Let's try to get this stream right. I wasn't aware I shouldn't put links to other sites as above. So please excuse that mistake. Here's the text that goes here and I'll post pictures next.

Ward in Atlanta.
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Here is a great article on the CanAm Exotics Lola T70 Racecar listed above From 2003 KitKar Magazine that was then modified further for Vintage Racing.

Canam Lola T70 Kit Car - Lightning Lola-Palooza

Canam Exotics' New T-70 Is Race-Worthy And Streetable
From the November, 2003 issue of Kit Car
By Mike Blake
Photography by John Lacko

Lollapalooza is a slang word that means "something striking or exceptional." That word is brought to life by CanAm Exotics' new T-70, a Lola-inspired car that is exceptional and striking on the street and track. It is one Lola-palooza, and it is lightning fast.

The original Lola T-70, from which the CanAm Exotics' takes its inspiration, dominated the CanAm Group 7 series for most of the '60s, putting Lola on the same nostalgic plane as GT40, Cobra, McLaren, and Chaparral. Propelled by strong, throaty, heavily muscled Chevy V-8s, the T-70 was a perfect '60s combination of sweet, sexy, awesome looks, formidable power, and a chassis and suspension package that subjugated the opposition to "also-ran" designation. On the most competitive circuits around the world and on such historical sites as Indianapolis and Daytona, driven by such world-class drivers as Bruce McLaren, Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt, John Surtees, Denis Hulme, Jackie Stewart, Bob Bondurant, Parnelli Jones, and Dan Gurney, the Lola T-70 produced victories, head-turning beauty, and sense-vibrating sound.

Surtees kicked off the Lola's success in 1966 by winning the inaugural North American CanAm Championship in a Lola T-70 MKII. Later that year, Formula 1 World Champion Graham Hill won the Indianapolis 500 in a Lola T-90.

Lola's racing success continued, winning the Japanese Formula 3000 Championship eight times from 1987 to 1997. In 1990, Lola won the European Formula 3000 Championship, and in 1991, 1992, and 1993, Lola won the Indy Car Championship titles with Andretti and Nigel Mansell at the helm.

In 1996, Lola's chassis won 50 percent of the Indy Car races and Lola notched up its 100th Indy Car race win.

That brings us to THIS T-70, created by John Gyann of CanAm Exotics. While this car is marketed as a T-70, it is Lola-esqe in its inspiration. That name and configuration belongs to Eric Broadley, who established Lola Cars in 1958 and who helped design the Ford GT40. In 1965, Broadley built the first T-70 and was responsible for the history and success we chronicled above. Gyann's T-70 is built in that Lola tradition and muse.

However, back to Gyann, who has made this magazine before with his delicious Mustang GT350 (May '02) and numerous successful runs at Run and Gun. Gyann helped make this year's Carlisle Kit Car Nationals an exciting show with the debut of his T-70. At the show he became the first owner/builder to be presented with his SECOND Editor's Choice Car of the Show trophy (he had previously won the coveted honor at the '01 Run and Gun with his Mustang GT350). The award was presented, despite some tough competition, because of the T-70's design, sexiness, power, overall look, and expected impact on the industry. Yes, this Chevy-powered beauty could be a REAL force in the kit car world.

Gyann took the T-70 concept and re-engineered it from the ground up. Its high-quality fiberglass body faithfully recalls the original design. The Darien, Illinois, resident was helped by Brett Monson, Corey Shaw, and John O'Connor during a six-month build to get it right. He chose the T-70 as a project as he was looking for a '60s-era non-Cobra to drive at Run and Gun and to offer to the public. Gyann's design team retained the nostalgic, timeless styling, while improving handling, grip, braking, and refinements beyond current accepted performance limits. The team produced a car that provides amateur drivers and race-seasoned pros with a vehicle in which they can achieve their own levels of personal performance, excitement, and fun. This particular '66 T-70 body was painted DuPont Torch Red by Cain Customs.

CanAm Exotics built the modern CAD-CAN designed, triangulated space frame with 1.25-inch .083 steel. The wheelbase of 95 inches makes for a smooth ride, helped by a '92 Getrag five-speed rearend. A custom antiroll bar and fuel-safe 14-gallon cell complement the frame.

A proven engine and transmission combination make this one lightning kit. Bow Tie powered by a 350ci Chevy V-8 that has been stroked to 383 ci, the mill produces 460 hp at 6,800 rpm (on dyno). An Eagle crankshaft, custom 2-inch headers, Speed Pro 10.5 pistons, Edelbrock heads, Jessel shaft-mount rockers, five-speed Getrag transaxle, and custom cam, motor mounts, and valve covers make for one beefy package that also produces 420 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 rpm. A Mallory distributor, MSD coil and wires, Enderle manifold, and fast gas injector round out the system.

Stopping power is achieved with Bilstein shocks, Eibach springs, and AP six-piston brakes with 13-inch rotors, and a Wilwood pedal assembly was installed.

The interior is accented by ST-1 computer gauges, CanAm Exotics custom dash and seats, and Sparco steering wheel.

If your dream is one of building and owning your own lightning-quick, sexy, stylish race car/street car that pays due homage to the golden age of '60s racing, then take a long look at the CanAm Exotics T-70. This is one Lola-palooza.
Re: Lola T70 replica race/street for sale in forum

Beautiful replica of the venerable Lola T70 Spyder. Historic SportsCar Racing (HSR) Logbook. 4 Races to date wtih very good results. 3rd overall Road Atlanta International Challenge. 1st in class 3 of 4 races, 1 DNF due to ignition issues/since corrected.

Blast to drive in HSR in Group 5 or with SVRA in Group 6.

Triangulated Space Frame, Chevy Stroker 350/383, IDA Downdraft Webers, Getrag reinforced 5-speed transaxle just pulled to refresh and add new CV boots, 4 new brake rotors and Hawke race pads, two additional noses painted in race colors as well as second set of Powdercoated knockoff wheels included.

Posted for $79,000 obo.

Ward it Atlanta (Marietta, actually)
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Re: Lola T70 replica race/street for sale in forum


  • Engine Builder: Hypercision, Chicagoland
  • Manufacturer: Chevy
  • Type: v8 - 350 stroker
  • Displacement: 383 CI
  • Horsepower: +/- [email protected] rpm
  • Torque: +/- 420 lbs @3500 rpm
  • Induction: Quad Weber 48's IDA downdrafts
  • Heads: Edelbrock Aluminum
  • Block: Cast Iron
  • Crankshaft: Eagle
  • Pistons: Speed Pro
  • Camshaft: Custom grind
  • Valve Train: Jessel Roller/Rocker
  • Clutch: Tilton
  • Pressure Plate: Tilton
  • Flywheel: Lightened/balanced steel
  • Exhaust: Custom Tubular, Jet Hot Coated
  • Races: 4
Fuel System

  • Fuel Cell
  • Manufacturer: Fuel Safe
  • Age: 2010
  • Capacity: 8 Gallons
  • Fuel Type: 110
Oil/Water System

  • Radiator: Aluminum
  • Water Pump: Race prepared
  • Oil Cooler: Yes, and Accusump
Electrical System

  • Ignition: Mallory & MSD
  • Alternator: yes
  • Battery: Red Top Optima

  • Manfacturer: Getrag/Porsche
  • Type: Transaxle
  • Gears: 5
  • Shifter: Cable system

  • Construction: Fiberglass
  • Color: White w/Red & Blue stripes
  • Condition: Very Good race condition
  • Nose on car is true Lola T70 mated to Heritage cowl

  • Type: Triangulated Space Frame
  • Material: 1.25 x .083 inch Steel
  • Finish: Removeable curved door bars driver side, angled passenger
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Shocks: QA1 adjustable with Eibach springs
  • Brakes: Titlon Pedals, AP Race 4 pot front and rear
  • Wheels: knock offs (4 on car, 4 spare)
  • Tires: used up Race and decent Rains

  • Color/Finish: 2 race seats, padded and vinyl covers
  • Material: Aluminum panels throughout
  • Fire System: Onboard system and spare handheld
  • Restraints: Willans on both seats
  • Guages: Tack, Water, Oil, Amps, Fuel
  • Steering Wheel: removeable
  • Condition: Oil Cooler and separately MSD system under aluminum panels

  • 2 Heritage Noses painted same as race car
  • Powdercoated Black Knockoff Wheels w/rains-street tires
Re: Lola T70 replica race/street for sale in forum

Car and All Spares have been sold.
Thanks for all the input and ecouragement.
Y'all are great!

(p.s. going back to smaller Lolas and Alfas to race).
Re: Lola T70 Spyder Project for Sale

Car and All Spares have been sold.
Thanks for all the input and ecouragement.
Y'all are great!

(p.s. going back to smaller Lolas and Alfas to race).
Re: Lola T70 race car at St.Pete GP or Road Atlanta

Car and All Spares have been sold.
Thanks for all the input and ecouragement.
Y'all are great!

(p.s. going back to smaller Lolas and Alfas to race).
Good news Ward, Will we see the new owner on gt40s maybe?

There's a Raffo typo12 on sale in Holland if I'm not mistaken.

Grtz thomas
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