SL 71/44 was completely restored in 2008, after having been in pieces for 20 years. Most of the original chassis tub, suspension parts and brake castings were used. SL71/44 was one of two cars owned and raced under Mecom colors, by Parnelli Jones with George Bignotti as crew chief. The car was raced by Jones in the CanAm Series at Laguna Seca, Riverside, and Las Vegas.
SL71/44 was owned by Shelby Cars at one time and was traded to Holman Moody . Buck Fulp acquired the car and then it passed through several owners. It has not been raced since 1966 or 1967. It was then acquired by Chuck Haines, sold to Nick Rose, then to the current owner. This is a very original car.