We are proud to offer for sale this beautiful 1965 McLaren M1B (chassis nummer 30-04) which took part in the inaugural 1966 CanAm championship while also benefitting from continuous ownership from 1965 up to the present (see below for the race- and ownership-history).
Its prior owner actively campaigned this M1B in the CER race series up to 2014 where it always was a welcome and competitive entry. At that time, the car was in post-66, dry sump configuration. The current UK owner bought the car at the beginning of 2015 after which he immediately ordered a complete no-expense-spared recommissioning by renown preparer WDK Motorsport (all invoices are available).
As such, this potent M1B has now been put back to its original, pre-66 configuration : a 5.7 ltre wet-sump SMB Chevy (freshly rebuild) mated to a new and fresh Hewland LG-500 gearbox and riding on 8” front wheels and 10” rears). After its complete overhaul, this CanAm Big Banger car made a successfull appearance at the Goodwood members meeting after which it was tested and sorted by Nick Padmore at Donington who was most impressed with the car's quality, riding and handling. More recently, this stunning M1B ran extremely well at the 2016 Silverstone Classic meeting and the Goodwood Revival.
The car comes with a good spares package including bodywork, wheels, multiple gear-ratios and other miscellaneous items. It also has current FIA HTP papers and comes with a fully documented history file.
This archetype McLaren CanAm sports car is ready to give its new owner a lot of “bang for the buck” and is a competitive entry in the many prestigious events it is eligible for around the world !..... for more information visit www.RMD.be