Well known 1968 McLaren M6B Can Am car, powered by a period correct small block Chevrolet. Perennial front runner and multiple overall race winner, often besting the big block powered cars. Overall winner of 2005 Monterey Historics Can Am race. Recipient of Rolex Award for Presentation and Performance in Can Am group at the 2007 Rolex Monterey Historics. 2013 Sonoma Historics CanAm race winner from pole. Overall race winner at the Wine Country Classic, Historic Can Am Association races, and CSRG events. Six liter small block Chevy on period correct Lucas mechanical fuel injection and Vertex magneto. Hewland LG500 gearbox with new ring and pinion. Without question the quickest period correct small block Can Am car in the country. Offered for sale race ready, very well sorted, and extremely reliable.
M6B's are the 1968 customer production version of Team McLaren's Can Am Championship winning M6A. Robin Herd's simple yet robust monocoque chassis dominantled the 1967 season. Devoid of wings and with it's curvaceous uncluttered body, M6's are considered perhaps the best looking CanAm cars ever made. Their reliability and easy to sort and tune chassis, made the M6B's extremely popular with privateer's for several years in period.
Recent Competition History
Overall winner 2005 Rolex Monterey Historics, from pole. Second overall 2007 Monterey Historics. Recipient of Rolex Award for Performance and Presentation at the 2007 Monterey Historics.
Class: Can Am
Weight: 1600 lbs
Engine Builder: Comptech PRS
Type: Small Block
Induction: Lucas Mechanical injection on period McKay manifold
Heads: 5 events on new heads
Crankshaft: New, two events
Connecting Rods: New Carillo, two events
Pistons: New, two events
Clutch: Tilton 3 triple disc
Fuel Pump: Mechanical & electric
Radiator: Copper / brass
Water Rad Location: Front
Oil Cooler: Yes
Oil Cooler Location: Rear
Ignition: Vertex Magneto
Trans Cooler: Yes
Differential: Cam & Pawl
New ring and pinion, two events.
Color: Yellow w/blue
Material: Aluminum w/fabricated steel bulkheads
Condition: Very good
Front Suspension: Original, nickel plated, excellent