Unveiled at the 1965 Racing Car Show in London, the Lola T70 was designed by Graham Broadley using experience gained from working on cars like the 1956 Broadley Special, the 1963 Lola GT and the infamous Ford GT40. It is unclear exactly how many examples were made altogether, though at least 100 appear to have left the factory, 51 are known to still exist today. Moreover, such is the demand for these handsome cars in historic racing that Lola laid down a further seven FIA recognised chassis in 2007/2008.
Chassis number SL71/19 was delivered new to Tony Sargeant under the banner of Racing Partnerships (Jersey) Ltd in December 1965 for the trio of Sargeant, Hugh Dibley and Mac Daghorn to campaign the following season. The intention was to take in Group 9 and other races in the UK and the new Can-Am series in America. At this stage the car was red and generally ran with the number 53.
The Lola’s impressive results for 1966 came amidst grids populated by the likes of Chris Amom, Mike Parkes, Brian Redman, David Piper, Denny Hulme, Bruce Mclaren, John Surtees, Richard Attwood, Jacky Ickx, Innes Ireland, Peter Gethin, Frank Gardener and Graham Hill.
The car is currently being recommissioned by us ready to race in 2016.