Classic #F1 Car for sale – 1988 Lola LC88
From the listing:
This is a full carbon Lola F1 car in excellent condition. Fresh engine and gearbox. Complete, exhaustive prep with the best of everything.
The Lola LC88 is a Formula One car that the Larrousse team used to compete in the 1988 Formula One season. It was powered by the Ford Cosworth DFZ engine.
Designed by Chris Murphy, the car’s strength was demonstrated during crashes by lead driver Philippe Alliot at the 1988 Monaco Grand Prix and a major accident in qualifying for the next race in Mexico. The car was damaged in the Monaco crash but was repaired in time for Mexico. In the Mexican incident, Alliot was exiting the 240 km/h (149 mph) Peraltada Curve onto the main straight, when he rode the outside curb. This pitched the car directly across the track and into the pit wall, before it tumbled back across the track and finally landed upside down on the grass opposite the pits. Alliot climbed straight out and was cleared to race the next day. The Larrousse team repaired the car in time for the race the next day, although Alliot failed to complete a lap and pulled into the pits at the end of the first with suspension failure.
Five LC88s were built in total. Two were later adapted to accommodate the 625 bhp (466 kW; 634 PS) Lamborghini V12 engine. These were designated LC88C and entered the first race of the 1989 Formula One season in Brazil, after which the replacement LC89 was completed.
The car was not successful and failed to score any points.
Currently listed at http://vprace.com/carsales/racecars/forsale/lolaf1/lola_f1.htm
PRICE $175, 000 USD