The Lola name is among the more recognized in the history of automotive racing. In the 40+ years Eric Broadley was at the helm of Lola Cars, they were also one of the most successful.
The foundation of Lola started in 1958 when Broadley built a sports racer powered by a Coventry Climax engine. It was a tubular steel spaceframe he designed himself. It was immediately quick and proved to be serious competition for the otherwise unbeatable Lotus 11.
Before the T70, there was the 1962 Lola Mk6 GT Sports Racing Coupe - An incredibly beautiful car in its own right, but often better known as the early prototype for what would ultimately become the Ford GT40.
Using that chassis as the starting point, Broadley introduced his next venture, the T70, in 1965.