The Lola Mk 1 was originally designed as Eric Broadleys personal answer to the Lotus 11 and became the car that launched the Lola marque.  This is a particularly nice example with known history and very little use from a full restoration.  If you want to run at the front of the front-engined under 1500cc sports racer group, this is the car to have.

Engine:                               Coventry Climax FWE, 1460 cc

Carburetion:                       2 x Weber 40 DCOE

Transmission:                    Taylor Sprite box w/ Hewland internals

Differential:                        Sprite internals in Lola housing (Open)

Frame:                               Brazed tubular mild steel

Body material:                    Fiberglass

Weight:                              1025 Lbs

Brakes:                              Drum front and rear


Exhibited by factory 1961 Racing Car show

Sold new to Alan Ross, red with twin green stripes

Entered by Ross for Chuck Hall, 1961 Sebring 12 Hrs.

Later raced by Pete Dawson for Ross

Sold to Jonathan Jenkins, Toledo OH April 1966

History lost for some years.

Owned by Joel Finn, now yellow with black nose stripe

Sold to Thomas Chaffee

Sold to Tom Thinesen, Sunnyvale CA 1983

Sold to VRM August 2004

Sold to current owner August 2005


Condition and Details:

The Lola Mk 1 is the car to have if you want to win in the front-engine sports racer grids under 1500cc.

Extensive documentation and files included.

The car was fully restored by VRM in winter 2006 and has run a total of six weekend events since then.

It is painted in the correct Sebring 1961 livery of red with green stripes.

It has been carefully maintained with cost no object and stored by VRM since restoration.  It requires nothing prior to being put on the track and contesting for the lead.

Spax shock absorbers, fully shock-dyno tested and set up.

Hutton Engineering-built engine 118 hp @ crankshaft, 105 HP at rear wheels,

Includes two differential units, one short for Laguna/Infineon and one long for Pacific Raceways/Road Maerica/Watkins Glen

Lola Mk 1

Red with Green Stripes
Sports Racer
Coventry Climax FWE