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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1968
Numbers built:3
Designed by:Gordon Coppuck / Jo Marquart for McLaren Cars
Predecessor:McLaren M6A Chevrolet
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:October 12, 2016
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Chassis: M8A/2
The second M8A built, this chassis was used by Denny Hulme during the 1968 Can-Am championship. He won three of the six rounds on his way to winning the title. For the following season, chassis M8A/2 was updated to M8B specification and served as the spare car. It was pressed into service for one-off outings with Dan Gurney and Chris Amon, before it was used by Bruce McLaren during the final rounds after he had crashed his M8B. McLaren drove the car to victory at Texas in a season absolutely dominated by McLarens. Ahead of the 1970 season, it was sold to privateer racer Lothar Motschenbacher. He did really well that year and finished third twice and also placed second at Mont Tremblant in the two-year old car. An accident at Road America in August of 1970 finally ended the car's contemporary racing career. The only M8A in existence, it was owned for a long period by the McLaren Trust in New Zeeland, who restored it between 2006 and 2008 to its original specification. It is now part of a fabulous McLaren collection based in the Chicago area.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1969
First owner McLaren Cars
Major wins
1968 Can-Am Road America (Denny Hulme)
1968 Can-Am Edmonton (Denny Hulme)
1968 Can-Am Las Vegas (Denny Hulme)
Last known location American Private Collection
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