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Old 18 Aug 2004, 08:19 (Ref:1070226)   #1
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De Cadenet Lolas

How many where built and how much was 'Lola'390

Le Mans 78 had 3 entered which tells at least 3 where built, The cars seemed to have a long shelf life, so where the existing cars revised or new ones built.
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Old 18 Aug 2004, 12:35 (Ref:1070415)   #2
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I know one of them - called LM4 - appeared in Can-Am very briefly in (about) 1979.

So that suggests there were four.

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Old 18 Aug 2004, 13:18 (Ref:1070465)   #3
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I am ashamed to admit this as it shows up how much rubbish is retained by my memory. I can remember an article in Motor or Autocar from early 77 about the De Cadenet being taken into a wind tunnel and descibing a bunch of detail modifications to the bodywork to reduce drag/increase top speed on the Mulsanne straight. I believe it was around this time they started being called De Cadenets and not Lolas. They ran with the mods at Le Mans in 77 and I vaguely remember it may have all been to do with the magazine sponsoring the car - Did they pay for the wind tunnel time?
Don't have a copy of the magazine anymore.
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Old 18 Aug 2004, 14:27 (Ref:1070521)   #4
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We touched on this briefly in the T280 thread (around page 4-ish!)

Probably only 2 true T380s, the rest being de Cadenet, on which the LM4 which Allen mentioned is one.

HU2 (the 1001st Lola bult I think!) went to Jolly Club in 75, and they used in through to 77 at least.


Not sure whether the LM# is proper notation, in addition the first Ecosse C2 car was based on a chopped de Cadenet.

Anyway,

de Cadenet's 75-76 car went to Simon Phillips / Dorset Racing, and maybe to Francy Jerancic, who had a large accident in 1989 Interserie. This iwas often quoted as the basis for the original Group C ADA, but that car appears to be actually based on a unraced (maybe) T29x Lola .

77 car went to John Cooper, raced as the SG Lola. Not sure the fate of this.

the 78 car (Allen's LM4) retained / raced through to 81 (81 LM as the Belga liveried car)

In this notation, LM-1 is the original Duckhams Special.

Any corrections gratefully received...
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Old 19 Aug 2004, 06:04 (Ref:1071160)   #5
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This proberly wont help but here goes.
In 2001 there was 1 listed as a Lola De Cadenet T380 (Dorset Racing Colours)in the Rosso Bianco Collection, Aschaffenberg Germany. I have looked at my photo but cannot make out all, what is written on the plaque int front of car.

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Old 19 Aug 2004, 08:38 (Ref:1071267)   #6
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Rosso

Thanks for that.

So Lola built the first 2 cars for De Cadenet, he then copied the design and built 2 more.

I would love to go to Rosso Collection.
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Old 19 Aug 2004, 19:14 (Ref:1071847)   #7
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I can't send a picture (anymore, why not?) but I drove the Cooper/Lovett Lola in 79 at Le Mans.
Lovely car for that race, but lack of testing meant we were a bit unsorted. retired around 5 in the morning with shorting electrics and no clutch from about 9.
Sports car DFV in it. Cooper got it up to 8th early on. Beautiful.
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John, hi. re picture attachments, see this message:
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Old 20 Aug 2004, 03:34 (Ref:1072230)   #9
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Thats the car. I hope you get to visit Rosso Bianco, Its sport car heaven. The only F1 car was Graham Hill's Hill in Embassy colours.
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Old 21 Aug 2004, 21:22 (Ref:1073904)   #10
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A de Cadenet from 1977 was in the Le Mans Classic last july. Its chassis number was "GLC 913". Don't ask us about what it means...
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Old 21 Aug 2004, 22:48 (Ref:1073967)   #11
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I must admit I've seen a reference to that chassis somewhere before, but can't for tthe life of me remeber where. The only thing GLC means to me is Greater London Council... Coyotes, was this the Belga-liveried #20 car that raced in the Classic?

Either Autosport or Motor Sport (think it was the latter) referred to the chassis of the de cadenet that became the Ecoose as "ADC/78/1". This notation also appears in "Time and two Seats".
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GLC - Gordon (Murry who design updates made it the narrow car it was)
L - Lola (basis car)
de Cadenet - (instigated the programme)

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Old 22 Aug 2004, 11:10 (Ref:1074260)   #13
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Coyotes, was this the Belga-liveried #20 car that raced in the Classic?

Yes, this is the car. We haven't seen the chassis plate but trusted the mechanics. The car never ran Le Mans, as a De Cadenet, according to them.
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Old 25 Aug 2004, 23:07 (Ref:1077496)   #14
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Nordic said "I would love to go to Rosso Collection."
u get the comfy car for the long 6-7 hr drive & i will book the ferry!
re 380/390 cars
seen ad for car for sale via Chris fox will check what model it is
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There's a French guy that has documented all Lola Sportscars. Can't remember the url. Will post tonight.

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PS - He's also featured De Cadetnet's
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