1971 Lola T212 #HU37 Sports Race Car
Specially built at the end of 1971 with the intension of racing the longer endurance races in USA, starting at Daytona in 1972 where it finished 2nd.
By mid 1971 Lola had stopped production of the T212, but two very wealthy businessmen in Canada persuaded Lola to build one more car, #HU37; these men were Roger and Maurice McCaig, and they sent their chief mechanic from Canada to England to oversee the build of this special on-off endurance car. He went to Hewland for the transmission, he went to Cosworth for the motor and Lola to build this special race car built to different spec specifically for endurance racing.
As mentioned above, this was a special one-off Endurance car; the chassis was constructed out of a different and thicker aluminum (stiffer, less prone to cracking, more expensive), it had a tall special quick fuel filler neck, it had a special wider dash with extra gauges and re-setable fuses, it had NACA Duct vents and extra special lights in the nose, and a lot more special things just for this 'endurance version' car.
There are at least 20 differences between this car and the other production T212 Lola’s. As I mention here, there are other 'one-off' items on this car, but I'm reluctant to mention them all here because they are what identify it as the original, and add to its value. Because of the value and desirability of the Lola T212 in general, there are people who are making copies and none more so than HU37, (I know there is at least one copy claiming to be this special HU37). When we have a serious buyer, I will reveal the other items that make this car unique.
We have many official documents and pictures (and a book) depicting the condition and history of this famous race car. We also have the FIA Class TSRC16 Historic Technical Passport that proves this is the authentic HU37.
This car finished 2nd at Daytona on February 6th 1972, Driven by the McCaig brothers. It then went on to race at Sebring Mosport and Watkins Glen in 1972 before being 'parked' for a number of years; the brothers went on to race in Can-Am and Formula Atlantic. Since then it has been owned by several people, but has always been kept in the same original condition and color as when raced in Daytona in 1972.
For the most part, this car is still in original condition, except for a few items that were taken off or replaced, but those original parts are still with the car. Items like mirrors and lights etc. The original FVC motor has been replaced by the newer and more reliable & powerful Ford-Cosworth BDG motor.
This is not a beautifully restored show car, it is a beautiful RACE car that has been regularly raced over the last 20 years. It has been professionally maintained and race prepped and in fact, it was prepped to go back on track, but then the owner had an accident in another car that stopped him racing anymore.
This car has always been serviced and maintained by a qualified professional race shop. At this time the car is a race car and ready to go on track now. This is not a restoration, it is a race car. The motor is very fresh with very few miles on it.
There are limited spares……. spare nose section, a set of original wheels, some gear sets and some support equipment. There is a Dyno fresh BDG spare motor for sale at an additional cost.
The car is located in Phoenix Arizona USA
Please direct any question to…
623 570 2777