1969 Lola T163
Continued development of the Lola Can-Am car resulted in the winged Lola T163 of 1969.
The T163 used a lightweight alloy monocoque with a dry-sump big-block Chevrolet V8.
Chassis SL 163/17 was built specifically for Roger Penske and Mark Donohue using lightweight materials such as titanium and thinner 20-gauge aluminum. The result was inconsistent and the car was later converted to regular specification of the 5 other cars.
|front brakes||Ventilated Steel Discs|
|f brake size||254.00 x 381.00 mm / 10 x 15 in|
|rear brakes||Ventilated Steel Discs|
|r brake size||406.40 x 381.00 mm / 16 x 15 in|
|f suspension||Double Wishbones|
|r suspension||Half Axles w/Trailing Arms|
|transmission||LG 600 5-speed gearbox|
1969 Lola T163 Can Am SL163/20 – did not sell for $85,000
Auction Source: The Daytime Auction in Monterey by Mecum