Lola T91/50 – Ex-Marco Apicella F3000
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Lola T91/50 – Ex-Marco Apicella F3000 car developed by Andy Priaulx MBE as a quick hill climb car. On offer essentially ‘complete less engine’ and smartly refinished in its original Labatts livery.
This Lola T91/50, or ATOL-Judd T95, is a highly-developed ex-F3000 car boasting an illustrious racing heritage that spans decades. Originally an ex-Marco Apicella car, expertly run by Paul Stewart Racing, this machine achieved greatness in its era, becoming the highest-placed Lola in the 1991 International F3000 Championship finishing fifth overall with impressive results, including two second place finishes at Mugello and Autodromo di Pergusa. Notably, it was also utilised as the 1992 Judd test car with none other than the esteemed David Coulthard at the helm.
Following its official duties, the car was purchased and meticulously enhanced by ATOL Racing in collaboration with renowned F1 designers and a prestigious hill climb car company, with Andy Priaulx MBE as the development test driver. The monocoque was professionally shortened, resulting in a shortened wheelbase and expertly-revised suspension, now with a lowered steering rack and a short-ratio gearbox, promising a hugely competitive car when finished. To cater to different track conditions, an alternative nose cone and F1 front and rear wheels are supplied with the car.
Throughout the late-1990s and early-2000s, this Lola dominated the British Hillclimb Championship, piloted by illustrious drivers such as Keith Watts, Amanda Furby, Martin Groves, and Roger Moran.
The original Mugen MF308 engine was replaced with a more powerful Judd KV for testing in 1992 then a Judd EV, a modification that remained throughout the car’s hill climb career. Sold essentially ‘complete less engine’, the car remains equipped with essential components including fully functioning brakes, wishbone jigs, a dash, data logger, power module, loom, starter motor, dampers, fuel system, and radiator. A bespoke Lola casing houses the recently rebuilt and complete Hewland FGB gearbox. It’s ready to be fitted with a Judd engine and the fitting kit is included along with numerous additional fittings and fasteners for the new owner’s convenience.
Recently refinished in its iconic Labatts livery, the car has been meticulously repainted and vinyled during the summer of 2023 as a wonderful ode to its original racing days.
Immaculately-presented, this exceptional car requires minimal work to return to the hills or track, offering exceptional performance with historical significance. With the inclusion of pre-1990 F3000 cars in the new HSCC Formula Libre Trophy debuting at Silverstone Festival 2023, the scope for circuit racing in addition to thundering up the hills make this good-looking Lola a strong contender for a reasonable way into classic single-seat racing.
THE CLASSIC SALE AT SILVERSTONE FESTIVAL 2023
Entries for the Classic Sale at Silverstone Festival have now closed. This is our 13th year as the event’s exclusive auction partner and this year we will be holding a Competition Car Sale followed by a Sale of Automobilia on Friday 25th August and a Collectors’ Car Sale on Saturday 26th August. The auction is part of The Silverstone Festival. One of the best historic motorsport weekends of the year, attracting around 110,000 visitors, where you can also enjoy incredible live music, family fun and a foodie fest. You will need a ticket to the event in order to attend the auction. Tickets can be purchased from the Silverstone website https://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/silverstone-festival/ticket-types and auction customers can get a 10% discount off tickets using the following codes: 23SILAUC for day tickets and WE23SILAUC for weekend tickets.