“A handsome couple”
Two important early McLaren Formula cars from the “Bruce era” A 1968 Formula 2 and a 1969 Formula 5000
With McLaren back on the podium in F1 it is completely appropriate to commemorate its illustrious history as a leading supplier of racing machines since 1966. We are therefore proud to offer the following iconic cars
1968 Formula 2
Chassis M4A #200/20/F
Ford 1600cc FVA engine with Lucas injection Hewland FT200
Delivered new to the famous Chequered flag team and raced in the European F2 championship by Olympic Bobsleigh pilot and all- round race car driver Robin Widdows.
All following owners are on record and in 1990 the car moved to the Lincoln Small collection and was driven in HSCC until 2001 by Graham Earl. After 2001 the car was completely restored, brought back to its Chequered flag livery and included in an important Belgian collection.
The car is fully documented and has an older HTP specifying its complete provenance. Also present is a “McLaren by Trojan certificate“ confirming its Chequered flag past.
1969 Formula 5000
Chassis M10B 400-16(A)
Chevrolet 302 V8 engine by Mathwall 475HP Hewland DG300
The M10B, based on its predecessor the M10A, was lighter and allowed the installation of a Dry sump system. Only 21 M10B’s were built and went on to win 4 International championships between 1970 and 1974
Car 400-16 was raced in the 1971 and 1972 South African National championship by Paddy Driver. In 1972 the car crashed at Killarney, was rebuilt and is subsequently known as chassis 400-16A.
It resurfaced in the early nineties when it was completely restored by Simon Hadfield and raced by Sean Mooney in HSCC events.
In 2001 the car was brought back to its original South African livery and raced again in HSCC before moving to an important Belgian collection. The car is fully documented and has an older HTP specifying its complete provenance.