Grapevine: Lola T70 MIIIB is all-time favourite

The Lola T70 MIIIB sportscar, which took victory in the 1969 Daytona 24 Hours, has been voted as the favourite Lola car of all time

Grapevine: Lola T70 MIIIB is all-time favourite

With Lola celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, the Huntingdon-based company invited journalists and drivers to vote for their top ten favourite Lola cars.

The poll, which included votes from former grand prix driver Mark Blundell, multiple CART champion Bobby Rahal and Brian Redman, put the T70 MIIB on top, ahead of the T70 Can-Am which helped John Surtees win the 1966 Can-Am Championship.

Lola's executive chairman, Martin Birrane said: "Many racing enthusiasts have fallen in love with T70's over the years. When you consider that the original car was built over 40 years ago, it's an amazing testament to the design team how modern the car still looks today.

"Some of the original staff that built the first series of T70's still work at our Huntingdon factory, so it will always hold an affectionate place in the history of Lola."

The Top 10 Lola cars were:

1. T70 MIIIB
2. T70 Can-Am
3. T332 F5000
4. T90/10
5. Mk6 GT
6. Mk 1
7. B01/60 LMP2
8. T93/00
9. T212
10. T260

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