1968 Lola T160

History

The Lola T70 was replaced by the T160 in 1968. The following year, the T-160 which had undergone developmental improvements through the 1968 season, was dubbed the T163. Sadly, the T160 and T163 were unable to carry on the tradition of the highly successful T70. Though they scored several important victories, they were unable to provide real competition for the dominate McLarens and failed to capture the Championship.

The Lola T160, T162, and T163 were never able to score a victory in the Can-Am series, but were able to capture many podium finishes with many top-six finishes.

The final derivative of the T160 series was the T165 which was introduced in 1970. These were customer cars; the factory backed cars were the T220 and T222 with the T222 entered mid-season as a replacement for the wrecked T220. The T222 had a wider wheelbase than the T220 and its best finish was a second place for the Peter Revson team.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2008

1968 Vehicle Profiles

1968 Lola T160 vehicle information

Spyder

Chassis Num: SL160/12

From 1966-1974 the Can-Am was the premiere auto racing series in the world. The Can-Am cars, called Group 7 cars, were the only unlimited racing class in the world. The rules were basically this:
- Must have 2 seats on either side of the centerlin....[continue reading]

1968 Lola T160 vehicle information

Spyder

Chassis Num: 160/6

This new-for-1968 Lola T160 was first raced in the Can-Am Challenge series by the Autodynamics Corporation team driven by the celebrated Sam Posey. Its restoration was completed recently when it was given back its Can-Am livery. With an injected 468 ....[continue reading]

1968 Lola T160 vehicle information

Spyder

Chassis Num: SL160/4

This Ford powered Lola T160 S/N SL160/4 was raced by All American Racers Dan Gurney and Swede Savage in the 1968 Can-Am series. It was powered by a Ford engine. Jerry Hansen purchased the car from AAR in 1969 and won the Black Hawk National that year....[continue reading]

Spyder
Chassis #: SL160/12 
Spyder
Chassis #: 160/6 
Spyder
Chassis #: SL160/4 


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