I got pics of the Lola ...

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by amenasce, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. Were you hoping for a Porsche?
     
  2. Sorry, should have rephrased my sentiments, came out a bit more harshly than I would have liked.

    I would have preferred to see Mr Menasce buy the Porsche 962, obviously because I have a preference for Porsches. Having said that the Lola harks from possibly one of my favourite eras of racing and opens the door for Mr Menasce to compete in more historic forms of competition. However, I thought that the main reason Mr Menasce was purchasing a competition racecar so soon after acquiring the 512 BBLM was because it didn't meet his speed needs. I would be suprised if the Lola would be a huge leap in performance over the Ferrari, if an improvement at all, but I am sure that the sensation of speed in the Lola is much greater.

    It is not for me to judge, or tell people how they should spend there money but I'm just not sure that the Lola met all the prerequisites that Mr Menasce listed. I am sure that the Lola will prove to be a great car and a lot of fun.
     
  3. Me too! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
  4. Cool, merci beaucoup!

    1969 Daytona was when Porsche 907's finished 1-2-3 (sorry, just felt the need to relay that) <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/grin.gif"></A>.

    To address TDC's point; I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit disappointed as well. Of course, there are many plusses to buying a Chevy-powered Lola over a prototype Porsche... most obvious being repair/replacement of the engine both in cost & availability. As a tool purely to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end (and be a true vintage racecar), Mr. Menasce couldn't have done any better IMO... and 962's will still be around when he's finally ready to step up to one! <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
  5. the 700 bhp you mentioned, are those genuine, or have they been made changes to hte car in later years...?
     
  6. #81 426 Hemistage 8, Dec 22, 2004
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    very nice link amenasce thanks <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
  7. Great choice for the car, bur where on earth did he buy it? I really didn't know this one was for sale, and I'm quite into T70's...
     
  8. Awesome car. Tell him that he should also buy a racing Alfa 33...<A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
  9. #84 smokeydonut, Dec 23, 2004
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    I think it came from here...

    http://www.hudsonhistorics.com/ourcars.html
     
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  11. #86 426 Hemistage 8, Dec 24, 2004
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    that is one awesome site, thanks <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/emoticons.html"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="http://speed.supercars.net/pitlane/emoticons/wink.gif"></A>
     
  12. He told me he has the original wheels but cant race them as they are fragile ?? We will see if we can have them remade. They looks so much better.

    I hope i ll be driving it at Le Mans in 2006. Thatshould be #$%#ing scary . Gonna need glasses.
     
  13. are the original wheels alloy or magnesium wheels? I have hear that campagnolo and halibrand remanufacture those wheels.Does the car have its original good year tires?
     

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