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1922 Peugeot

Type 175

We have Peugeot Type 175 for sale.

Lola Cars developed The Lola T70 in 1965. It was built for sports racing and powered by American V8 engines. The car was very popular in the 1960s and had over 100 units made in three variants of open-roofed Mk II spyder, a Mk III coupé, and the slightly updated Mk IIIB. The car was introduced in 1965 and designed by Eric Broadley. This was the same designer who did the Ford GT40. The car raced in the CanAm Challenge. The Lola T70 Mk III B is arguably the most illustrious of the model, and it reached the pinnacle of its success in 1969. This was the year it won a double in the 24 Hours of Daytona with Mark Donohue-Chuck Parsons (Team Penske) and Ed Leslie-Lothar Motschenbacher (American International Racing) coming first and second respectively with both driving Lola T70 MkIII B. The car was regularly featured in the 24 Hours of Le Mans between 1967 and 1971. In the Le Mans film produced by Steve McQueen, the Lola T70 MkIII B played a walk-on role. The film was shot during 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1970, and the car was disguised as Porsche 917 and Ferrari 512 for two accident sequences. The film crew named the two cars Porschola and Solari. Lola T70 would again reappear in the 1980s as Nimrod-Aston Martin prototypes used its chassis as the base in the 1982, 1983 and 1984 24 Hours of Le Mans. This car's first success came in October 1965 when Walt Hansgen used John Mecom's Lola T70-Ford to win the Monterey Grand Prix. 1966, the T70 Chevrolet won five of the six races at Can-Am with John Surtees driving. A Ford-powered car driven by Dan Gurney won the one other race, becoming the only Ford-powered car to achieve the feat of winning a Can-Am. For Lola T70s powered by Chevrolet, the grade of fuel in Europe which had lower octane rating caused reliability problems with several engine failures. The better fuel quality and parts availability has reduced this problem significantly. In 1967, Lola entered an Aston Martin powered coupe for Le Mans, but it ended in failure despite having top drivers like John Surtees. The failure of the engine after short runs was the major problem. In THX 1138, the first commercial film by George Lucas, the Lola T70 appeared as a car of the future. The Lola T70 Mk. IIIB has established itself as a top vintage racing car. Mike De Udy used one of such to set a South African land speed record on January 13, 1968, with 195.96 MPH one way best and 191.80 MPH two-way average. This record was broken by Sarel van der Merwe driving an Audi 500CS in November 1988 with a 224.30 MPH two-way average.

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