Lola GT — The DNA of the Ford GT40

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  • 1787117839
  • 9781787117839
by John Starkey This is the story of Lola Cars Ltd and its groundbreaking Lola GT Mk 6 of... mehr
Lola GT — The DNA of the Ford GT40

by John Starkey

This is the story of Lola Cars Ltd and its groundbreaking Lola GT Mk 6 of 1963 – the car that inspired the Ford Motor Company to design the all-conquering Ford GT40.

The world of motorsport in the 1950 and 60s was a time of great change. Le Mans was once again the World's premier sports car race, and teams including Jaguar, Ferrari, Mercedes and Cooper battled for champhionship titles, often putting lives on the line in the pursuit of victory.

It was during this period that Lola Cars International Ltd, was founded, by Eric Broadley in Bromley, UK, in 1959. Created to build sell and race cars, Lola's first racing sports car, built in 1956 by Eric and his cousin Graham, was a 750cc Ford-powered Austin 7 Special (the 'Broadley Special'), and was to become the first of a number of specials created over the following years.

This book describes Eric's early career, the people, and the events behind Lola, all illustrated with quotes from those who knew, worked and raced with him. From its successes building and racing cars, to the creation of the Lola Mk 1, and the eventual metmorphoses of the GT Mk 6 into the Ford GT40, this is the complete and detailed history.

Contents:

  • Sports car racing in the 1950s
  • Lola Cars Ltd
  • The Lola GT Mk 6 coupé
  • The GT and Sports Car Project
  • Ford beckons
  • Allen and the Lola GT
  • Afterwards
  • Renovation

Buch, Hardcover, 21 x 25cm, 144 Seiten, 186 teils farbige Abbildungen, englischer Text

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