1967 Lola T70 MkIII Spyder

1967 Lola T70 MkIII Spyder
Can Am, 1968. Mario Andretti drives the Bignotti Lola-Ford car. CD#0777-3292-0860-11

1967 Lola T70 MkIII Spyder

For the 1967 season, Lola adapted their highly successful T70 with longer wishbones to better use the wide tires available in the period.

With the Group 7 races cancelled in Europe, the T70 was relegated to American racing. McLaren had become a formidable opponent in both the USSRC and CanAm races with their M6B. Both Dana Chevrolet and Penske made great efforts in the season


1. Starkey, John and Franco Varani. Lola T70. Gryfon Publishers: 2012.

In Detail

tagscanam, group 7, mk3
submitted byRichard Owen
typeRacing Car
built atSlough, England
body stylistJim Clark
coachbuilderSpecialized Mouldings
engineersEric Broadley
engineChevrolet V8
positionMid, Longitudinal
block materialCast Iron
fuel feedDowndraught Weber Carburetors
displacement5457 cc / 333 in³
bore102.62 mm / 4.04 in
stroke82.55 mm / 3.25 in
power343.0 kw / 460 bhp @ 6200 rpm
specific output84.3 bhp per litre
bhp/weight675.48 bhp per tonne
body / frameGRP body over Aluminum Tube-Frame Chassis w/Sheet Steel
driven wheelsRWD
front brakesVentilated Discs w/Girling BR Calipers
rear brakesVentilated Discs w/Girling BR Calipers
front wheelsF 38.1 x 20.3 cm / 15 x 8 in
rear wheelsR 38.1 x 26.9 cm / 15 x 10.6 in
steeringBMC Rack & Pinion
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs over Amstrong Dampers
r suspensionInverted Wishbones w/Twin Radius Rods, Coil Springs over Amstrong Dampers
curb weight681 kg / 1500 lbs
wheelbase2413 mm / 95 in
front track1473 mm / 58 in
rear track1473 mm / 58 in
transmissionHewland LG 500 4-Speed Manual
tran clutchSingle Plate