1966 McLaren M1B

263,893 €

1966 McLaren – Chevrolet M1B Originally supplied to Lothar Motschenbacher in February 1966, an up and coming German driver, and was first raced in April 1966 in the USRRC at Stardust Raceway, Las Vegas. Motschenbacher raced regularly in USRRC Can-Am Series throughout 1966 and 1967 with this car. Mid way through 1966 he joined Dan Blocker’s Nickey Vinageroon team, and the car was repainted white and purple at this time. Motschenbacher won his first USRRC race at Mid Ohio in 1966 with this car and finished 2nd at Bridgehampton against the likes of Chuck Parsons and Mark Donohue, and finished second on another two occasions to Bruce McLaren at Mosport and St Jovite. Winning again in May ’67 at Laguna Seca and regularly in the top 5 during the first part of the season, Motschenbacher ws signed by Dana Chevrolet to race their new M1C and this car was sold to Ron Herrera. This car then passed to Phil henry and Chuck McConnell before being bought by collector Bruce McCaw in 1984, who fully restored the car during his ownership. The car sold to John Monson and he raced the car at Goodwood Revival in 2010 and has been raced regularly at Goodwood Revival and Members meetings over the last few years. In addition a regular competitor in The Masters Series in Europe, in 2016 the car was raced in the Can Am 50 year celebration in the USA, and won the Gr A of the 2017 Sebring Classic 12 hrs, as well as finishing 2nd in Gr A at the Daytona 24h Classic. The car is featured in the definitive McLaren book by William Taylor, and has benefitted from a complete rebuild during 2017, including bare chassis rebuild, rebuilt engine by Peter Knight (1 race since rebuild), new gearbox case / side plates , crack test completed mid 2017, current FIA HTP papers – valid until 2025. Spares include 2 sets spare wheels, spare wishbones, gear ratios and basic running spares. Pleas call James Hanson at Speedmaster for more information.

Year: 1966
Make: McLaren
Model: M1B
Price: 263,893 €
Dealer: Speedmaster Limited
Speedmaster Limited
Vendor:Speedmaster Limited
James Hanson has raced touring cars for both BMW and Volvo, in the European Touring Car Championship and now races Historic F1 Cars. He has wealth of knowledge on both current and historic racing and road cars. In fact James can trace his racing pedigree all the way back to the 1930’s when his grandfather Jack Hanson first raced in hillclimb events. Add to this the experience of setting up and running a UK distributorship of high performance vehicles that competed with the likes of Alpina and AMG, his qualifications are exemplary.Speedmaster cars operates internationally and can supply cars throughout the world. They can arrange everything from UK visits to International shipping. They have many satisfied customers throughout the world and have supplied cars to customers as far away as South Africa and the USA. In the USA they have a dedicated consultant - Brian Redman - as well as being a good friend of the Speedmaster team Brian is one of the all time greats in sports car racing, most famous for racing the works Porsche and Ferrari Sportscars, as well as his domination of F5000 during the 70's, Brian also raced for various Formula 1 teams during the late 60's and early 70's and is still an active figure in Historic racing to this day. Sourcing and selling the world’s finest Cars Speedmaster has a excellent reputation for expertise, quality, and service, which is only matched by the cars it sells.Specialising in rare exotic and high performance road cars as well as famous classic and competition cars, together with a racing pedigree going back over 75 years Speedmaster is the number one choice for the discerning car enthusiast. Go Racing Speedmaster can provide access to fine classic race cars such as BRM. A strategic partnership with Hall & Hall, one of the world’s leading historic race preparation and restoration companies, allows Speedmaster to offer the easiest entry into the highest echelons of historic motor racing in this most specialised of markets. They can also facilitate all aspects of the sport from initial purchase through to maintenance and even competing internationally in motor sport from the golden era. Buying & Selling It is their constant aim to offer their customers a wide selection of prestige and sports cars for sale from the world’s leading brands such as: Porsche, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Aston Martin. Furthermore, they can also sell your current car through their exclusive sales programme. Their experienced sales team can secure the best price for your car, and provide an efficient route to marketing it to the right buyer; a service unique to Speedmaster.By taking advantage of their finance and warranty facilities , Speedmaster can provide added security to the purchasing of your next prestige car, ensuring total confidence, an important consideration when choosing your new investment. Prints & Memorabilia For racing fans, Speedmaster also have a collection of rare racing prints and photographs for sale, which evoke memories of classic racing and also include dramatic images of the very cars that are on display. For those who appreciate beautiful timepieces, Speedmaster offer a selection of rare vintage watches. Speedmaster has established an exclusive and unique product, aimed at providing a bespoke service to its customers. Their obsession with quality and attention to detail are essential parts of their ethos. Their continued success relies on their commitment to their customers, pride in the quality of their service and a fundamental focus of their aim to be the UK’s leading prestigious and sports car dealer.
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