This gorgeous "little" Lola has has spent its entire life in Italy and has continuous ownership from new as well as an excellent race history (see belo) which includes a 1972 Targa Florio class win and 4th OA !
The current owner bought the car in 2007 from Italy upon which he then commisioned a complete restoration by specialist Vin Malkie. It was decided to fit the car with the rare 2 litre Cosworth Vega engine which was used by the Lola works team in the seventies.The Hewland FG gearbox was rebuilt with mainly new parts, new body, new fuel tanks, fire extinguisher, seat belts, wiring, rebuilt suspension, etc..
Further detail regarding the restoration is as follows :
• Monocoque restored including new panels and rivets,
• Rear sub-frame/engine bay re-jigged and re-painted, including replacement of some tubes that were slightly damaged,
• New FIA approved fuel tanks in sill and behind seat.
• Complete new body parts fitted to car.
• New suspension and rose joints all round.
• New brakes or rebuilt and new parts fitted, including new discs all round..
• New fuel, oil and water lines.
• New electrical system and wiring loom
Following the restoration, HU08 has been prepared and supported by WDK Motorsport. The car has performed flawlessly and only has 4 races since restoration.HU08 was invited to the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2010 The car was outright fastest up the hill on day 1. 2nd fastest by one 100th of a second, to a F1 car on day 2 and spun in the shoot out day 3. Quite a performance for a 2 litre car!
The car has been in cocoon storage for past 2 years. WDK have recently prepared and tested the car to ensure all is perfect. As such, it is totally race ready and needs nothing further.
HU-08 comes with spares, current FIA HTP papers and is eligible for Masters WSM, CER, LeMans Classic, etc..
HU08 was delivered to Jo Bonnier on 1/03/72. He sold the car to the first owner Antonio Zadra who then raced HU08 in the 1972 European 2 litre championship where it was entered by the Scuderia Bresca Corsa team. • 9.4.1972 Trophée Paul Ricard, Le Castellet, Antonio Zadra • 23.4.1972 Tofeo Ignazio Giunti, Vallelunga, Antonio Zadra • 25.4.1972 1000 Chiometri di Monza, Antonio Zadra / Giovanni Pierobon • 21.5.1972 Targa Florio, Sicily, Antonio Zadra / Enrico Pesolini • 4.6.1972 Grand Prix de Dijon Prenois, Antonio Zadra • 9.7.1972 14th Circuit of Vila Real, Enrico Pasolini • 6.8.1972 Circuit Misano, Italy, Mario Casoni. Following its active circuit racing career, the car was used for hill climbs with a 1600 BDA engine. When it was retired from racing, HU08 has spent its entire life in Italy and prior owners include Mr Violati who owns the famous Rosso Corsa museum in San Marino.
• CAR TYPE
• COMP. READY
• FIA HTP
• EXTERIOR COLOR
Red /Bresca Corse team