Vintage racers are downright gorgeous to stare at. There’s something about the simplicity in design, yet forward thinking approach the swingin’ ’60s had to them, and we can’t get enough of it. So when a classic Can Am racer crosses our paths with big-block power, you know you’re going to hear about it from us.
This 1968 Lola T160 Can Am racer checks all of our boxes for an incredible throwback track toy, and it’s for sale on eBay. The car has been professionally restored from its former glory, when the car was raced during the original Can Am series on road courses in the U.S. and Canada. Attention to detail is very apparent, with time-correct Lucas fuel injectors, Brodix aluminum heads with shaft rockers, Roller cam, billet crank, Carrillo rods and dry sump oiling.
The seller states nothing other than 108 octane racing fuel can be run in this car, so no getting away with regular unleaded here. This machine drinks only the finest in automotive fuel.
And the reason this car is here, that astonishing big-block Chevy engine. The 468 cubic-inch big-block moves a measly 1,849 pounds. This thing is way more Miata than your Miata, kids. We cannot even begin to imagine how quick this thing is on the track, but alas, our bank accounts don’t support the decision currently.
But maybe yours does. The seller is asking $225,000 for this turn-key racer. So, if you’re looking to spice up your track life, you can find more information on the listing here.