Go to Ultimatecarpage.com

 canam Ultimatecarpage.com  > Cars by brand  > Great Britain  > McLaren
Racing cars  > Can-Am
     M6B Chevrolet
Car search:
Quick Advanced 
Cars statistics: 6638 cars, 511 makes, 41186 images; Events statistics: 325 reports, 62219 images; Forum statistics: 94,237 members, 44,560 topics; more...


  McLaren M6B Chevrolet
 

  Article Image gallery (62) Chassis (2) 50-15 Specifications User Comments (1)  
Click here to open the McLaren M6B Chevrolet  gallery   
Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1968
Numbers built:26
Designed by:Robin Herd and Gordon Cuppock
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 10, 2018
Download: All images
Chassis: 50-15
Sold new to Switzerland based, Swedish racer Jo Bonnnier, this M6B was originally fitted with a five-litre engine to race in Europe. He campaigned the car at Karlskoga in his native Sweden where he finished second overall and first in class. The car was then shipped to North America for Bonnier to race in the Can-Am Challenge Cup. His best result was an eighth place finish in Las Vegas. In the hands of subsequent owners, it contiuned to be raced in the Can-Am through to the 1973 season by which time it had been fitted with later M12 bodywork. An accident in practice for the 1973 season opener at Mosport finally brought an end to its contemporary racing career. The car was eventually restored with the work completed by longtime owner Bob Lee. He fitted the car with M6B in Bonnier colours and used a unique cross-ram air-intake system. Lee raced the car for many years in historic events in North America before eventually selling to two English brothers in 2015. They have put the car back to 'European' specifications by fitting a correct, five-litre engine. The car has since been raced in select events by the two brothers, who are usually found racing Alfa Romeos.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1968
First owner Jo Bonnier
Last known location British Historic Racer
Appearances

2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Spa Six Hours
2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Spa Six Hours
2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Spa Six Hours 2018 Spa Six Hours
2018 Spa Six Hours 2013 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2013 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2013 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
2013 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2013 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion
2011 Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2009 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2008 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2007 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2007 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
2007 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2005 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2005 Monterey Historic Automobile Races 2005 Monterey Historic Automobile Races
2005 Monterey Historic Automobile Races

  Article Image gallery (62) Chassis (2) 50-15 Specifications User Comments (1)