The T496 was Lola's offering for the 1977 C Sports category, HU01 car was exported to Italy for Capoferri Engineering in 1977 and their driver Stefano Sanesi who won the "coppa c.s.a.i." in 1978. After him the car was raced by Carlo Scola, Gerardo Guadagno, Carlo Casillo, Daniele Casalini without any major results.
In 1990 the car was sold at the Finarte-Monza auction to Simone Stanguellini. Then in 2007 the car was bought by me and now is racing in the Italian Hillclimb Championship.
HU1 is fitted with a Cosworth BDH 1300cc engine.