1960 Lola Mk1

Chassis L3

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This Lola is referred to in David Pratley’s seminal book on the Lola Mk1 book as “L3.” It is described as “A partially disassembled car was allegedly discovered in a barn on the outskirts of Mexico City in 1993. Bought by Harvey Siegel (New York, USA).” 

The August, 1993 issue of Popular Classics magazine published an article about the discovery of the Lola in Mexico by Siegel. See photos of the article below. An issue of the magazine will come with the car. Siegel also took additional photos of the discovery, and they will also be included with the car. See the photos below.

No identification tag was on the chassis when it was discovered. After considerable historical research was done, chassis number BR 1659 was assigned to the car as that number was no longer associated with any other Lola Mk1, and could even have been the original number for this chassis. However, we just do not know. Regardless, as mentioned above, David Pratley subsequently referred to this car as L3.

After restoration the Lola was actively raced with SVRA on the U.S. East Coast. Thereafter it went to the Pacific Northwest where it was actively campaigned for many years on the U.S. West Coast.

During its time on the U.S. West Coast, up through early 2023, the Lola was maintained by Lola Mk1 experts Vintage Racing Motors in Redmond, Washington to a high standard like their other well known Lola Mk1 cars. Many, many, receipts will come with the car. The Lola has been a regular entrant with groups such as SVRA, RMMR, HMSA, and has raced at important events including the Monterey Reunion and at COTA. The car’s last race was the 2018 Monterey Reunion. You can see some photos of the Lola in action on the track at Flickr, and TamsOldRacecarSite.


The Lola is equipped with a 1460 FWA Climax engine with approximately 15 hours on an Ivey Engines rebuild. Taylor dog box. Girling alloy disc brakes. Many, many, receipts for work performed and race prep by a Lola Mk1 specialist shop through the years, totalling close to $200,000. 

The Lola is maintained in fully operational condition. It also comes with extra Cooper Monaco  wheels. 

This Lola Mk1 is absolutely bargain priced. This is due to its, as yet, not fully vetted history and the current owner moving onto to other things. So you can own and race this highly prepared, highly desirable front engined sports racer, and have the same experience as those with a fully vetted car, for a fraction of the price. 

Please contact us for more information and the price. We think you will be pleasantly surprised. 

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