ADDED: January 08, 2024
Car Details
Category Race Car
Type Formula & Prototypes
Year 1978
Mileage N/A
Transmission N/A
Stock id 5938
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Seller Note

This Lola race car began life as a T333CS and was campaigned in Can-Am competition by privateer John Morton beginning in 1978. Following the 1981 season, the steel and aluminum monocoque was fitted with “Frissbee” bodywork designed by Brad Frisselle before securing a third-place finish at Mid-Ohio and multiple top-five qualifications in 1982. In the ensuing season, the car was acquired by the seller and subsequently participated in various vintage racing events. Finished in white with a C.G.I. Racing livery, the car is powered by a 5.0-liter Chevrolet V8 paired with a Hewland five-speed manual transaxle. The engine was rebuilt in 2018 and additional equipment includes a Holley carburetor, staggered-diameter center-lock wheels, adjustable coilovers, ventilated disc brakes, a fire-suppression system, a multi-point harness, and a Moto Lita steering wheel. This Frissbee-bodied Lola T333CS is offered in California with an uninstalled set of tires and a bill of sale.

Following the 1974 dissolution of Can-Am racing, the single-seater Formula 5000 series became the leading road-racing series in North America. F5000 was an open-wheel class until 1976, when it ushered in a second-generation of Can-Am racing initially based on fitting bodywork over the F5000-style chassis. This example was acquired as a Lola T333CS chassis in the late 1970s by John Morton and is said to have been assembled utilizing various components from his F5000 car.

In the early 1980s, chassis HU8 was fitted with “Frissbee” bodywork designed by Brad Frisselle. The composite bodywork is said to have been refinished in white with its Can-Am #46 C.G.I. Racing livery under current ownership. Further exterior details include an air intake scoop, brake cooling ducts, ventilated fenders, dual sidepods housing radiators, dual mirrors, and a rear wing.

The 13″ and 15″ center-lock wheels are secured via hex nuts with Avon racing slicks 20.0-9.0 up front and 27.0-14.0 out back. The car rides on a fully independent suspension with an anti-roll bar and adjustable coilovers fitted at each corner. Stopping power is provided by four-wheel disc brakes with the rears mounted inboard.

The cockpit houses a single racing seat equipped with a multi-point harness. Additional appointments include a fire-suppression system, a headrest, a right-hand shift lever, and a kill switch.

A Moto Lita steering wheel is wrapped in worn upholstery and fronts a tachometer as well as gauges for oil pressure and temperature.

The 5.0-liter Chevrolet small-block V8 features Pontiac-branded cylinder heads, a Holley carburetor, and an MSD ignition system. The engine was rebuilt in 2018 and an invoice photo is on file. Tubular headers feed a dual exhaust system, and the batteries are said to have been replaced in preparation for the sale.

Power is sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed Hewland transaxle.

An uninstalled set of slick tires is included in the sale.