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  Lola Mk6 GT Ford

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1963
Numbers built:3
Designed by:John Frayling
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 17, 2016
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 I worked on this car  
Peter Tooke
1963, I was 15 years old and just prior to Lola moving to Slough I worked at the Napier Road factory. I did a lot of pop riveting on the green Lola shown here, also I made the hinges for the engine compartment. I remember hearing that Ferrari had what were known as spoilers on the rear of their cars, and it wasn't long before our cars had them fitted also. I remember the artist who came to produce the cutaway drawing of these GTs. I also recall the damage to the front wheel arch when the car was driven out of the garage.
On a personal level, and something that I have never forgotten, within minutes of the cars going off to Le Mans that Eric Broadleys' expectant wife tripped and fell on a stud in the concrete floor...a bad omen? After leaving I went to Art school in Sidcup and trained as a technical illustrator (as was Vic Berris the artist mentioned above). I am mad about cars and in 1970 purchased a 1964 Alfa Giulia Spider, I still have this car after 42 years, now restored.
 Lola GT Mk6 Prototype  
Allen Grant
Dear Wouter,

My name is Allen Grant and I own the Lola GT Mk6 Prototype that was the star of the 1963 London Racing Car Show. I bought it in 1965 while in Europe driving for Carroll Shelby. I have done a considerable amount of research including talking to Eric Broadley. My car is serial number LGT/P, the second car that ran at LeMans was LGT/1 and the third car that Mecom bought was LGT/2.
Contrary to your article, the Prototype that was at the London Show did have a engine installed and was the car that was raced at Silverstone and the Nurburgring.
I have prepared a chronological history of all three cars and would be happy to share it with you.
I am in the process of completing the renovation of my car and have entered it at the Pebble Beach Concours in August of this year. The car will be identical to as it appeared in the London Racing Car Show in 1963.
Thank you for the great article.

Allen Grant
 former owner lola gt car #002  
jim whitmer
I bought this car from alf francis...if you would like a detailed write up of how it made it to oklahoma U S A and the story about alf ...i would be glad to provide it...thanks jim whitmer
 deserves much credit  
Excellent contribution which may help to kill the myth that the GT40 is the ultimate american sportscar.

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