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1965 McLaren M1B chassis #30-04



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 !


Ownership History of 1965 McLaren M1B #30-04 :

1965      Dick Niles (Mercury dealer) who let Bill Amick drive the car (4.6 ltre Mercury; then a 6 ltre SMB Chevy)

1968      Monte Shelton (who installed a 7 ltre Chevy)

1972      Alan Holmes

1980      Bill Perrone

1984      Carl Moore

1986      Henry Wilkinson (who did the 1st restoration of the car)

199x      Andrew Simpson

2001      Steve Thein (who undertook a complete body-off restoration)

2009      Marc Hevia (France)

2015      Current owner (UK)

In-Period race history of McLaren M1B #30-04

Dick Niles Mercury Inc

08/05/66: Laguna Seca USRRC #19                                  B.Amick               Rtd

21/05/66: Pacific Raceway, Kent National SCCA #19        B.Amick               1st 1st C/SR

26/06/66: Pacific Raceway, Kent Regional SCCA #19       B.Amick               Rtd brakes

30/07/66: Pacific Raceway, Kent USRRC #19                   B.Amick               Rtd

09/10/66: Pacific Raceway, Kent Northwest GP #19          B.Amick               2nd

16/10/66: Monterey GP, Laguna Seca Can-Am #19          B.Amick               DNS did not start

30/10/66: LA Times GP, Riverside Can-Am #19                B.Amick               Rtd suspension

13/11/66: Stardust GP, Las Vegas Can-Am #19                B.Amick               DNA did not arrive

07/05/67: Laguna Seca USRRC #19                                  B.Amick               Rtd

11/06/67: Rose Cup, Portland SCCA #19                           B.Amick               1st

25/06/67: Westwood, Canadian Championship #19           B.Amick               1st

16/07/67: Pacific Raceway, Kent USRRC #19                    B.Amick               Rtd

15/10/67: Monterey GP, Laguna Seca Can-Am #19           B.Amick               Rtd

29/10/67: LA Times GP, Riverside Can-Am #19                 B.Amick               Rtd transmission

Monte’s Motors Inc

12/10/69: Monterey GP, Laguna Seca Can-Am #57          M.Shelton          Rtd -

26/10/69: LA Times GP, Riverside Can-Am #57                M.Shelton          13th -

26/07/70: Klondike 200, Edmonton Can-Am #7                 M.Shelton          Rtd engine

13/09/70: Oregon GP, Portland National SCCA #57          M.Shelton          ?

18/10/70: Monterey GP, Laguna Seca Can-Am #58          M.Shelton          DNA did not arrive

01/11/70: Monterey GP, Laguna Seca Can-Am #58          M.Shelton          15th



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  Marc Devis
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Country: Belgium
City: 2900 Schoten
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