Race-ready Lola to be sold at Race Retro

| 20 Dec 2012

A 1969 Lola T70 MkIII B is expected to make £570-650,000 when it comes up for sale at Silverstone Auctions’ Race Retro sale on 23 February.

Chassis number SL76/141 was raced throughout 1969 – making its competitive debut at Daytona, where it was later retired after nudging the banking and sustaining wheel, suspension and driveshaft damage.

In 1970 the car took part in the filming of Steve McQueen’s Le Mans, playing the role of a Porsche 917 that spectacularly crashed.

The FIA-approved car has since been rebuilt to European Sports Car Racing standards, coming complete with a fresh engine and gearbox, a host of spares and recent victories at both Monza and Spa.

Also up for sale is a 1953 Cooper Bristol estimated at £140-160,000. One of the last two built, it comes with FIA papers and is eligible for both VSCC and HGPCA events. The machine was previously offered in July, when it failed to sell.

Another carry over from the summer is a 1953 Connaught AL10 that was raced by the late Roy Salvadori. Recently restored, the racer comes complete with numerous spares and is valued at £200-250,000.

You can view the full lot list on the Silverstone Auctions’ website.