Lola T70 group 6 (1965)

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Chassis numbers


15 units built
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Analytical specifications and drawings

V8 (90o) cylinder
4727cc capacity
OHV with 2 valves per cylinder
Natural aspiration with 4 x Weber 48 IDM Carburetors
Power output, 390 bhp / 291 KW @ 6750 rpm
Torque, 462 Nm / 341 ft lbs

Hewland LG500-82, 4 speed Manual gearbox
Chevrolet engine
1st: 2.083/1 (50/24)
2nd: 1.433/1 (43/30)
3rd: 1.206/1 (41/34)
4th: 1.027/1 (38/37)

Hewland LG500, 4 speed Manual gearbox
Ford engine
1st: 2.261/1 (52/23)
2nd: 1.419/1 (44/31)
3rd: 1.206/1 (41/34)
4th: 1.055/1 (38/36)

final drive, 3.308/1 (43/13)
Borg & Beck dry triple disk clutch
welded steel (60%) and aluminium (40%) monocoque chassis, 1.25 x .083 inch Steel tubes. 2 door spyder bodyshell.
Lightweight fiberglass panels. Front section quickly removable by withdrawing "pip pins", giving good access to front suspension and water cooling system. Tail section similarly removable for access to engine, transmission, and rear suspension. Includes ducting to rear brakes and to engine and transmission oil coolers. Front windshield of DOT approved safety glass with side curtains of plexi-glass

Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over Armstrong shock absorbers, 3/4" diameter anti-roll bar
Rear suspension lower wishbones, top links, twin trailing arms, coil springs over Armstrong shock absorbers, 5/8" diameter anti-roll bar

BMC (from Austin 1100) rack-and-pinion steering with leather covered 11" diameter steering wheel
disk brakes 12" diameter by 1" thick, front and rear, mounted on light alloy bells with Girling aluminium 4 piston calipers and Ferodo DS11 pads. Twin master cylinders 17.8mm diameter actuated by a balance bar adjustable for bias. Air ducting to brakes. Calipers are of extreme duty endurance type
Width: 1850 mm / 72.8"
Height: 950 mm / 37.4"
Wheelbase: 2413 mm / 95"
Track, front, 1448 mm / 57"
Track, rear, 1461 mm / 57.5"
wheels, front 8 x 15", rear 10 x 15"
tires, front 9.20 x 15" or 550/15", rear 12.00 x 15" or 650/15", Firestone or Goodyear or Dunlop
fuel tank, 190 lt

Results in WSCC

Season races for Prototypes 2.0+
Car entry, chassis number Car number/ result
Dayt Sebring Monza Tourist trophy Targa Florio Spa Nurb Mugelo Rossfeld Le Man Reims Freiburg Ollon Bridgeh
Team 2000km 12h 1000km 500km 1000km Hill climb 24h 12h Hill climb Hill climb 500km
Lola Cars - Team Surtees, SL70/1 (Chevrolet 365) #1, stee ring
Harold Young, SL70/2 (Ford 289) #2, 2nd
Mecom Racing Team, SL70/3 (Ford 289) #22, oil cooler
John Mecom, Jr, SL70/6 (Ford 289) #11, suspe nsion
Hugh Dibley, SL70/7 (Chevrolet 365) #3, suspe nsion
Raceway Engineering, SL70/9 (Chevrolet 331) #26, acci dent
Total points
Works Starts/finishes 6/1 1/0 3/1 2/0
Drivers Team entries and car number
Lola Cars - Team Surtees
John Surtees 1
Mecom Racing Team
John Cannon 22
Jack Saunders 22
John Mecom, Jr
Walt Hansgen 11
Raceway Engineering
John Fulp 26

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