Rosso Bianco Collection / P413004213/04/01
Lola GT Mk 6 Broadley Coupe, 1963
V8 Zylinder Mittelmotor
Robic Nr. 220
This rear-engined Lola GT is the second sister of the original Lola-Ford Mark 6 GT, which competed at Le Mans in 1963. The Ford Motor Company’s management subsequently took on Lola founder Derek Broadley’s design as the basis of its Ford GT racing program, this car can be considered a father to the legendary GT-40
In the spring of 1963 a Ford-Ferrari merger broke down before really starting. Ferrari, who wanted to remain the sole operator of his company's motor sports division, were angered when told that they would not be allowed to race at the Indianapolis 500 if the deal went through. Enzo cut the deal off out of spite and Henry Ford II, enraged, directed his racing division to find a company that could build a Ferrari-beater on the world endurance-racing circuit.
A Lotus parnership was considered, but Lola were chosen. The Lotus car later emerged as the Lotus Europa.
See http://www.sportscarmarket.com/Profiles/2007/1/Race, some GT40 history here, and Lola history here
Sold at auction after the museum was closed, for details see here