The Scot ultimately finished sixth, with Hill winning in another Lola T-90, but there was controversy as there appeared to have been a lap counting error, with Jim Clark possibly actually having won. Hill ultimately kept his Brickyard victory, and is now the only man to have won motor sport’s unofficial ‘Triple Crown’ of Monaco, Indy and Le Mans.
The Lola T-90 was an update of the T-80, which retired early from the ’65 race due to reliability problems put down its rushed development.
90/2 was owned after its racing life by renowned Indy 500 car collector David Uihlein before being bought by the current seller in 1995.
The ’66 effort featured an aluminium monocoque supported by steel subframes. It’s powered by a Ford four-cam V8 and remains in the striking livery which made it stand out with Stewart.
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