|For other uses, see Lola (disambiguation)|
L.O.L.A. (Levitating Over Land Automobile), often referred to as Lola, is a cherry-red 1962 Chevrolet Corvette belonging to S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson. Lola bears California license plate numbers 381 PCE and 681 PCE.
When in flight mode, the wheels would fold down and open up to reveal a hover-capable propulsion system, and the Corvette badge on the rear of the vehicle would flip over to reveal the S.H.I.E.L.D. insignia.
- "He was a car guy. Always working on this junker he insisted I help him fix. While my friends were outside, playing ball, having fun, there I was, stuck at home with him, fixing that damn car. Wasn't till we finished that it hit me. That car was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen. And all the time we'd spent together working on it gave me an appreciation I never would have had otherwise."
- ―Phil Coulson to Skye[src]
Robert Coulson would often spend time with his son Phil tinkering with a red Corvette; the two would work on the car even when Phil desired to be elsewhere. Over time, Phil inherited the car, officially referring to it as the "Levitating Over Land Automobile", but affectionately nicknaming it as simply "Lola".
Phil Coulson's Personal Car
While in Mexico doing research into Skye's past, May decided to tell Coulson about her sexual relationship with Grant Ward as they sat in Lola. After they spotted former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Richard Lumley, Coulson chased him with Lola. After Lumley started to climb away, Coulson activated Lola's flight mode and told him that he was with S.H.I.E.L.D. 
During the HYDRA Uprising in which Grant Ward and Deathlok took control of the Bus with Skye as their captive, Coulson snuck in through the landing gear compartment, opened the cargo door, and rescued her with Deathlok in pursuit.
They then jumped into Lola with both Deathlok and Ward firing at them, to which Coulson retaliated by firing rounds from machine guns in the headlights to distract them as they reversed out of the cargo bay with the Bus in mid-flight. Skye almost fell out after not following Coulson's order to "buckle-up", but was pulled back in as they activated Lola's flight mode and flew down to the ground. They landed in a street parking space where the parking inspector asked them for the parking fee.
Using Lola as a Decoy
Mackenzie told Leo Fitz that he hoped to repair the real Lola as he drove a radio controlled toy version of the car through the hallways of the Playground. Fitz lifted the toy and asked if it could fly; Mackenzie told him it could not.
Coulson praised the miniature version of Lola that Mackenzie had given him when Mackenzie asked if he could work on the real version. Coulson asked if the miniature could fly; Mackenzie told him it could not. However, it did have a scanner which Mackenzie used to find the location of the Toolbox.
While Mackenzie was looking under the hood of Lola, Coulson confronted him on his loyalty to S.H.I.E.L.D. Coulson said that he knew everything about the vehicle and was amazed at how the toy replica that Mackenzie gave him was so exact, except for one piece of equipment that Coulson knew was a camera.
Driven by Skye
Chasing Ghost Rider
Phil Coulson drove Lola with Alphonso Mackenzie to South Ridge Penitentiary to interrogate the inmate Eli Morrow. Coulson returned with no answers to Mackenzie. Suddenly, Mackenzie saw Robbie Reyes, Ghost Rider, inside his Dodge Charger. Once Reyes noticed them, he escaped. Mackenzie said he would drive Lola after him, but Coulson did not let him. During the chase after Reyes, Mackenzie said the Coulson should have let him fix Lola's flying functionality, but Coulson said it would not be a problem, and Reyes crashed into a cloaked Quinjet.
In 2020, Alphonso Mackenzie, who was now the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D., built a new version of Lola as a going-away present for an LMD copy of Phil Coulson. When Mackenzie, Coulson, and the other members of their S.H.I.E.L.D. team virtually reunited, Mackenzie informed Coulson that he had a gift for him, with Coulson already thinking it was a new Lola. Coulson then left the reunion and left the S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters, where the new Lola was parked outside. Coulson smiled and entered the car, activating it, causing it to enter its levitating mode and transform from its classic Corvette look into a sleek, modern black design. Coulson said "Cool." before setting off in Lola, flying through the city.
Design and Capabilities
Lola is a fully restored S.H.I.E.L.D. collectible. A 1962 Chevrolet Corvette with modifications based on designs and technologies developed by Howard Stark, Lola is flight capable (VTOL) and equipped with flamethrowers, machine guns and the world's first GPS system. She holds clear sentimental value to Coulson with him reciting "Don't touch Lola!" to lower-level agents not a part of his team. It has become something of a mantra of his, even being recited by Skye to a S.H.I.E.L.D. technician when Coulson went missing.
|Appearances for Lola|
In chronological order:
In an alternate timeline:
- A miniature version of Lola used to sit behind Coulson's desk in his former office at the Playground.
- In the 1960s, when the Marvel Comics Universe was still in its early days, "Lola" style flying cars were often seen in the S.H.I.E.L.D.-related issues.
Behind the Scenes
- In the Season 1 gag reel, a clip shows Lola unintentionally locked as Clark Gregg and Chloe Bennet attempt to board the car.
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.14: Love in the Time of HYDRA
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season Two Declassified
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.10: The Patriot
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.01: Pilot
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.06: FZZT
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.12: Seeds
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.20: Nothing Personal
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.03: Making Friends and Influencing People
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.04: Face My Enemy
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.09: ...Ye Who Enter Here
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.11: Aftershocks
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.15: One Door Closes
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 2.22: S.O.S Part Two
- Agnets of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 4.04: Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 7.13: What We're Fighting For
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season One Declassified
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 1.11: The Magical Place
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season One)/Home Video