London, 28 February, 2017
On 19 March, Bonhams will once again head to Goodwood for its annual
Members' Meeting Sale. An outstanding range of motor cars will be offered,
encompassing over 100 years of motor racing history and some of the
sport’s biggest names.
The 1965 Lola T70 Mk1 Spyder (£200,000 – 300,000) offered is the second
example ever built, and was delivered new in the UK for David Hobbs to
drive. Hobbs enjoyed a 30-year career at the very pinnacle of international
motor sport, with drives in F1, Indycar, Trans-Am and endurance racing,
racking up two overall third places and two class wins at Le Mans. He raced
‘SL70/2’ very successfully throughout the 1965 season before selling the car
in the US to Monte Shelton, another well-known racer. In 2007, the car
achieved the fastest lap of the Goodwood Revival meeting and was awarded
the Whitsun Trophy twice in addition to winning the Macau Grand Prix in
2003 and the Grand Prix Age d’Or in 2005. A superb and highly competitive
example of an iconic sports car.