Car Catcher: A Daytona 24 Podium-Finishing Lola T212

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It's not very often that historic race cars go up for sale, let alone ones that have documented podium finishes at some of the world's most iconic races.

This 1971 Lola T212 is one such race car with, among its many race wins, a second-place finish at the 1972 24 Hours of Daytona.

Said to be currently fitted with a 2.0-liter BDG engine that was built "essentially on a cost-no-object basis totaling over $30k," this Lola features "improvements" that include an Aerotech fuel cell, stainless steel headers and a Coast Fab Muffler.

The listing also states that "the car is accompanied by numerous pieces of printed documentation and the following spares which are copious, well-boxed, and properly labeled."

Find this 1971 Lola T212 available at Fantasy Junction for $176,500.

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sir_mike New Reader
7/23/20 1:52 p.m.

Question??  What motor was used in 1972?? And who built the BDG that's in her now??

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
7/23/20 4:48 p.m.

In reply to sir_mike :

The listing doesn't specifically say what engine was in the car in 1972 besides mentioning that the T212 was "typically outfitted with the Ford Cosworth FVC engine."

To answer your second question, I also pulled this from the listing: "Currently the car is outfitted with a two-liter BDG engine with an aluminum nikasil block built by S. Jennings. The build for this motor included the very best available including a round tooth cam drive, light flywheel, rods, and crank, a billet distributor with MSD ignition, and a Jennings billet engine adaptor."

I hope that helps.

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