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post #1 of 12 Old 04-03-2014, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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McLaren M6GT at McLaren Newport Beach!

Evening McLarenLife.com,

Yesterday we received a very special guest… 1 of 4 McLaren M6GT's ever built. In case you're not familiar with the M6GT, the McLaren M6GT is a race car that never was due to FIA homologation changes during its time. With very few examples existing even from its inception, the McLaren M6GT was Bruce McLaren's project to compete in Group 4 GT racing where rivals Ferrari, Porsche, and Alfa Romeo dominated.


We have an entire blog post giving a thorough overview of the M6GT's history and of course, many photos that go over the entire M6GT.


This particular example is in pristine condition and has withstood the test of time. We are currently speaking with the folks at McLaren that have confirmed this is in fact an authentic M6GT and are working to get as much information as we can. We documented the arrival and placement of the M6GT in our showroom with both photos and even video! Yes, this M6GT runs and moves on its own power.

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post #2 of 12 Old 04-03-2014, 11:06 PM
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Fantastic. These things are beautiful. We don't get to see these cars nearly enough.
Thanks for posting, Newport Beach!
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Stunning!! Isn't that the car from Hardcastle and McCormck?

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Stunning!! Isn't that the car from Hardcastle and McCormck?
The "Coyote" in that show was a kit car inspired by McLaren called the Manta Montage.

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Hello,
New to the forum, I am about to buy a beautiful black M6B in Germany for racing in Europe. What is the history of that particular M6B GTcar ? How come so few coupe 's were made compared to spiders ? Where can I find the complete list of chassis that raced both in CanAm and also in European Interseries ? Are there any " replicas" and/or several cars with same chassis number like with the Lolas T70 ? This prevented me from buying T70 MkIIIB VIN 136 ( that never existed at the factory ... ) Thank you !
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post #6 of 12 Old 01-27-2015, 09:27 PM
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This is an M6GT as far as I knew there were only two road versions, Bruce's own red one with the pull up headlights and
This one appears to be a race only version if it's genuine.

The M6B was a copy of the M6A made and sold by Trojan without an engine - a completely different beast altogether.
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I'm sure McLaren Newport Beach know their stuff and have full provenance for this car but it doesn't look right to me.
I don't know how many prototypes McLaren/Trojan made and, I believe, they were all different - but to me, this looks wrong.
The mirrors, the wiper and the colour just don't seem right.
But I'm sure it is me that is mistaken and they know what they are talking about.
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Thank you Neil. There is another M6GT claiming to have been the property of the British driver David Prophet . You can find a pic of this car on the "McLaren M6/M12 GT " facebook page. ! Have a nice week . I would gladly put the pic on the Forum, but don't know how to do it !
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Just had a look - that is the one I tried to post a pic of - but I too am having trouble posting.

That one is definitely genuine, I've seen it at Goodwood a couple of times
http://cars.mclaren.com/featured-art...-m12gt-at.html
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Before the McLaren F1, There was the Mclaren M6GT Coupe, Powered by a Chevy V8
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Before the McLaren F1, there was the McLaren M6GT project, which was started when Bruce McLaren decided to enter Le Mans endurance racing in the late 1960s. The plan was to take an M6 Can-Am car and develop a coupe body that would be competitive in long distance racing. Only three were ever made, and this particular model was fully restored in 1996, complete with a 5.0-litre Chevrolet V8 engine. Want to see it in person? If so, then stop by McLaren Newport Beach. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.

Having always harbored an ambition to build his own road car, Bruce McLaren wanted to turn the project into the ultimate road car. He wanted to build the fastest and quickest accelerating car in the world, using expertise developed on the racetrack to create the definitive road-going sports car. In early 1970, McLaren began work on the GT to use it on the road to find out what problems the design would have to overcome.

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Before the McLaren F1, There was the Mclaren M6GT Coupe, Powered by a Chevy V8
McLaren M6GT Coupe
07/19/2018

Before the McLaren F1, there was the McLaren M6GT project, which was started when Bruce McLaren decided to enter Le Mans endurance racing in the late 1960s. The plan was to take an M6 Can-Am car and develop a coupe body that would be competitive in long distance racing. Only three were ever made, and this particular model was fully restored in 1996, complete with a 5.0-litre Chevrolet V8 engine.
According to Eoin Young (who was close to Bruce and the team) writing in 1970, four M6GTs were built: the one bought by David Prophet, Bruce's road car, one sold to a customer in the States, and a fourth assembled by Trojan.

About two years ago I was shown a "bitsa" car that someone was trying to have McLaren certify, but I don't know - that could have been the Trojan car, or perhaps it was one of those flatworm cars, where they start with one valuable chassis, cut it into parts, and miraculously end up with two valuable chassis.
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That car is sooo hard to climb in to, only thing more difficult is crawling out ! But still insanely cool
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