1975 Lola 390  Chassis no. T390 HU 3

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Lot 665
1975 Lola 390
Chassis no. T390 HU 3

Sold for £ 16,100 (US$ 20,145) inc. premium
1975 Lola 390
Chassis no. T390 HU 3

Footnotes

  • Lola was ultra competitive in the European Sportscar Championship from its instigation in 1970 when these small 2-litre prototypes became very popular. Consisting of mainly Lolas and Chevrons at first, the series later expanded to encompass a wide variety of makes and types. Many well known drivers competed in the Championship but following the 1974 ‘fuel crisis’ it was cut short after only two races of the 1975 season. The FIA Sportscar Championship reappeared in Europe in 1978 when motor sport’s governing body downgraded the short-lived World Championship after only two years of its existence. For 1979 the new European series disappeared too, merging most of its entries with the Interserie and Italian Group 6 Championship.
    Lola Heritage records show the ‘T390 HU 3’ was sold new to Heini Mader in June 1975. Other records indicate that Swiss driver Ruedi Jauslin drove Lola T390-Ford ‘HU 3’ in the second round of the truncated 1975 European Sportscar Championship, held at Hockenheim on 31st August, finishing 5th overall, with Guy Edwards driving the only other T390 in the field (‘HU 2’) in 11th. Very little paperwork is on file other than Rex Woodgate appearing to handle the sale or sell the car to Peter Kaus in 1985/86 and research is still ongoing as we closed for press. The T390 is offered without engine. And the bodywork appears to have a De Cadenet/Dorset Racing connection.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that Lola Heritage inform us that car T390 chassis serial 'T390 HU3' was supplied new to private owner/driver Ruedi Jauselin who later became one of the owners of Lot 636 - the sister Lola T292. Please also note that within the documentation file relating to Lot 625 - the Lola T280 - there is a copy Telex from Mr Peter Kaus to British specialist preparer Ray Mallock confirming that "I will take the de Cadanet complete body work". This relates to his purchase of the de Cadanet/Dorset Racing bodywork which was mounted upon this particular chassis as offered here for longterm preservation and display within Mr Kaus's magnificent Rosso Bianco Collection at Aschaffenburg, Germany.
1975 Lola 390  Chassis no. T390 HU 3
1975 Lola 390  Chassis no. T390 HU 3
1975 Lola 390  Chassis no. T390 HU 3
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