Silverstone Auctions will auction this Lola T360 F2 at Race Retro
This Lola T360 F2 #HU18, driven to victory by Tony Trimmer at the start of the 1976 Formula Atlantic Series, is set to be auctioned by Silverstone Auctions at Race Retro on February 23. With an estimate of £60,000-£70,000, its racing pedigree is clear with a recently restored Cosworth BDG engine, comprehensive spares and FIA paperwork making it eligible for Historic F2, HSCC’s Derek Bell Trophy and, with a little bit of work, Formula Atlantic specification races.
Ted Wentz, 1973 Formula Ford champion, came to drive #HU18 as his Lola T360 #HU07 was written off in testing in 1975 by Roy James, the great train robber. Lola loaned him HU18, which was then driven to two wins by Tony Trimmer at the start of the 1976 British Formula Atlantic Series at Brands Hatch before Mike King took over for the rest of the season.
The car was sold to Carl Liebech who competed in the 1977 Canadian Formula Atlantic Series, and the 1978-79 North American Formula Atlantic Series. It was entered in numerous events up to 1980, before Steve Maxted purchased it and restored the chassis with a new Cosworth BDG engine, in Formula 2 specification to be raced at the 2006 Silverstone Classic.
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