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  McLaren M8C Chevrolet
 

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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1970
Numbers built:10
Designed by:Gordon Coppuck and Jo Marquart for McLaren
Predecessor:McLaren M12 Chevrolet
Successor:McLaren M8E Chevrolet
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 12, 2009
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Chassis: M8C-70-08
Acquired new by Ford Racing of Argentina, this M8C was destined for the South-American Sport Prototipo championship. Fitted with a Ford V8, it was raced by works driver Carlos Pairetti during the 1971 season. He clinched an outright victory in the championship round at Buenos Aires. Eventually sold to the United States, it was re-fitted with a more competitive Chevrolet V8 engine for historic racing. All the original components to fit the Ford engine like the mountings and bell-housing were retained. From the 1990s, it was campaigned by the same owner for around 25 years in historic events mostly on the West Coast of the United States. In 2017, it was acquired by the next owner, who is also based out of California.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1970
First owner Ford Racing of Argentina
Last known location American Historic Racer
Appearances

2007 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2007 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2007 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2007 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
2007 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2007 Monterey Historic Automobile Races

  Article Image gallery (14) Chassis (3) M8C-70-08 Specifications