I have a Teutonic machine of California persuasion coming up later, but for now I’d like to share one of my favorite original Redlines, the Lola T70 from 1969. This dark green is the most common color of the many released, but I’m happy to have this one in any shade. It’s one of a number of Redlines I was given as a kid in the 80's, still in their packages. Of course, against my parents’ advice I opened and enjoyed them, as the patina will attest to. I still have one car still in the package which will stay that way, but I can’t say I regret opening these.
Introduced from the fertile mind of Eric Broadley at Lola Cars in 1965, the T70 went on to become a very popular customer car, filling out prototype and Can-Am grids in various forms through the early 1970s. This casting is of the Mk3 coupe, most often run with Chevrolet power. They are a common sight on vintage race grids around the world.