1978 Lola T297
|Engine:||BMW M12 2.0 Liter|
History: Chassis HU92 was delivered to well-known Swiss preparation expert Heini Mader and prepared for racing. The car was campaigned by Herve Bayard, who used it to win the French Championship in 1980 HU92 changed hands by the mid-1980s and was used by Fredy Roland to take Division II in the French Hillclimb Championship. Kurt Buess then purchased the car, and amongst other successes he took part in the legendary 1987 Ecce Homo hillclimb in Czechoslovakia, finishing 4th. The car was stored for a number of years and in 1997 an extensive restoration was carried out and the car was painted red. It then went to the USA where it was owned by Jack Perkins, a friend of Dave Vegher’s. Eventually it got a comprehensive restoration by Dave Vegher and sold to Terry Miller, Tom Minnich and Steven Read. It was raced by the last few owners in a variety of West Coast historic events.
Condition: Restored and track supported by Veloce Motors West for many years. Then it moved to Brian Garzelli at Competition Touring Cars at Sonoma Raceway. In exceptional condition, fresh Vegher BMW M12 on fuel injection putting out 328 HP. Extensive race prep receipts, engine dyno sheet, etc.
Of Note: The last of the 2.0 liter Lola’s originally designed by John Barnard, Patrick Head, and Eric Broadley. Known ownership from new. Professionally turned out.
Spares: Inquire – considerable