CULT Sports Cars Ltd
We love sports cars. We have owned and driven iconic brands such as Ferrari, Mercedes, Porsche and Lola to mention a few. Our experience spans over 30 years.
We have found, purchased, restored, traded and sold iconic cars such as Lola Group 5 Sports, CanAm, F5000, a Porsche Carrera GT and Turbo's, Ferrari 355 and a Ford GT40 for instance.
Got an interesting sports car to sell, consign or trade? Need help finding, buying or negotiating the purchase of a sports car? May you need assistance in valuing a car, or advice on a car as part of an estate. We are based in New Zealand but have dealt with cars globally.
Lola T165-70 Custom, Concours Winning CanAm road car - Road & Track, Cover car
Road and Track Magazine - April 1984 said ”You don’t so much drive it. You experience it, for in spite of the fact that this particular automobile has been tamed for highway use, it continues to communicate its racing lineage most convincingly.”
Lola T165/70 Show History First Place Competition Class, Palm Springs Concours 1985 First Place Competition Cars, Chicago Historic Concours 1984 Best of Show Bahama Speed Week, Concours, Freeport 1984 Best of Show Road America Vintage Grand Prix Concours 1984 First Place Competition Class, Palm Springs Concours 1983 Best in Show Engine compartment, Newport Concours 1983 Best in Class Competition Cars, Newport Concours 1983
Lola T165/70 Provenance The car traces its history back to the 80's era of the Californian based “Banzai Runners” Club. A band of rich and elusive renegades. The ultimate target was to pull a verified 200 Mph on the LA Freeway. Guy's like Dan Haggerty "Grizzly Adams" fame, brought Lola's as their preferred "weapon of choice" to make the hallowed 200 Mph mark.
Charley and Don Bartz decided to build potential contender cars. Their chosen vehicle marque was Lola. Their first car was the conversion of a T70 Spyder to a MkIII Coupe. Not happy with resulting performance they moved onto a T160 series Chevrolet “big block” based Can Am based car.
Specifications Chassis 1969 Lola T160 (SL160/10) "donor" updated to T165 spec by John Collins, Shelby team (GT40 program) fabricator Suspension Lola T222 spec with Koni Adjustable Shocks Body Lola T70 MkIII Coupe, widened by 9" Engine Chev 454 over bored 0.030" to 461.55 CID (7.55 Litre), MkIV Cast Iron Block, Cast Iron Heads, Steel Crank 4 x Ingelse Weber 48 IDA Dry Sump Oil System, dual Magneto ignition 560 Hp (418 kW) @ 6400 rpm, 465 ft/lb (630 NM) at 4800 rpm US 574 BHP/Ton 633 BHP/1000 kg Fuel "Bag" Capacity 32 US Gallons (121 L), 100 Octane Wheels Lola 7 Stud Magnesium Centre Drive "Knock Off's", 15" x 12" Front, 15 x 19" Rears Transaxle ZF DS25-2, 5 Speed with reverse - 1st 2.33, 2nd 1.47, 3rd 1.04, 4th 0.85 5th 0.71 :4.22:1 Brakes 12" x 1" "Le Man's" vented disc, 4 Pot Girling Calipers
Curb weight 1950 Lb's (885 Kg's) Weight Distribution 42/58% est Wheel base 94” (2388mm) Length 166” (4216mm) Height 37.5” (953mm) Ground clearance 4” (102mm) Headroom 33" (838mm), Seats 15" (381mm) Interior Black Leather Seats Footwell lined Carpets, Lola Steering Wheel Windows Aircraft Polycarbonate Gauges Smiths Speedo, 9000 rpm Tacho, Oil pressure, Oil & water temp, diff Oil temp, Ammeter, Fuel pressure, Fuel level, - Oil pressure warning lights Air Conditioning with Barron Beachcraft aircraft vents, aircraft electrical circuit breakers and switches, Indicator Stalk