1971 Lola T212
Ex-McCaig Brothers Endurance Car
HU37 was specially built at the end of 1971 with the intention of racing the longer endurance races in USA, starting at Daytona in 1972 where it finished 2nd in class.
By mid 1971 Lola had stopped production of the T212, but two 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 one-off endurance car. The mechanic went to Lola to build this unique chasiss, Hewland for the gearbox, and Cosworth for the engine.
The chassis was constructed out of a different and thicker aluminum making the car stiffer, and less prone to cracking. The car had a special, tall, quick fuel filler neck, and special wider dash with extra gauges and reset-able fuses. The Lola also had NACA ducts and special lights in the nose. There are a number of other features unique to this car which identify it as the authentic McCaig car.
Copies of these Lola 212 cars have been made, and can be seen by perusing the internet. However, fortunately HU 37 was unique. The car offered here has those special, original, HU 37 features as originally ordered by the McCaig brothers. These unique features will be reviewed with serious buyers, but not be posted here.
Included with the car are official documents and pictures (and a book) depicting the condition and history of this car. The car comes with an FIA Class TSRC16 Historic Technical Passport evidencing the authenticity of 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 The original FVC motor has been replaced by the newer, more reliable, and more powerful Ford-Cosworth BDG engine.
This is not a beautifully restored show piece. It is an authentic race car that has been regularly raced over the last 20 years. The Lola has always been serviced and maintained by a professional race shop, and is track ready now.
The Cosworth BDG has 7.5 hours and 620 miles, so it is less than half used. The seat belts were new 5-20-16, so they need replacing. The fuel tank was a new Aerotech in 10-2010; it has been cleaned and inspected and is good.
Spares include a spare nose section, a set of original wheels, some gear sets, and some support equipment.