Car Catcher: Lola T70 Can-Am Racer Once Driven by Andretti, Unser and Parnelli Jones

The Lola T70 Spyder served as one of the de facto Can-Am cars back in the day. 

Visually striking in every respect and constructed with the most sophisticated methods and technology of the times, the Lola T70 remains among the most important and beautiful racecars ever built,” says Fantasy Junction, seller of this 1967 Lola T70 Mk. III Spyder

This one was sold to its first owner in 1967. It was soon entered for Al Unser in Can-Am competition. Parnelli Jones was then placed in the cockpit, running the car at Laguna Seca, Riverside and Las Vegas.

Mario Andretti was tapped to drive the car the following year.

Today this historically important Lola has been faithfully cared for and properly prepared for vintage racing competition by a host of experts,” the seller states. “With absolutely no dispute regarding the provenance in period or as raced in recent years, the current cosmetic condition is reflective of racing duty with just the right amount of competition patina to the paint and sponsorship markings. The spider body configuration sports the #21 livery, reflective of the period when Parnelli Jones and Mario Andretti raced the car in 1967 and 1968.”

What’s it like to drive one of the machines? Ask us: Publisher Tim Suddard once drove the Lola T70 owned by AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson.

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nderwater UltimaDork
2/27/20 8:59 a.m.

One hell of a car.  It's wild to see these pieces of history come up for sale.

dougie Reader
2/27/20 10:40 p.m.

I love the Brian Johnson history with this car..... Dirty Deeds, Darn Dirt, Cheap........

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/28/20 2:18 p.m.

In reply to nderwater :

Totally. An example that a car can be both fast and very pretty. 

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