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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced from:1964 - 1965
Numbers built:Three works and 24 customer cars
Designed by:Tony Hilder / Bruce McLaren
Successor:McLaren M1B Chevrolet
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:December 23, 2013
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Chassis 20-01 Displayed at the 1965 London Racing Car Show, this is very first McLaren customer car produced. It was later sold to John Coombs, who fielded it at Silverstone for Graham Hill. American Jerry Entin acquired the car before the end of the year and Hill raced the car again at t>>>

Chassis 20-05 This McLaren M1A was sold to American racer Augie Pabst, who took delivery of the car in the summer of 1965. He fielded the car in the popular USRRC series, where he immediately was among the top runners, beaten only by the two mid-engined Chaparrals. Sadly, Pabst's tenure w>>>

Chassis 20-06 Fitted with an Oldsmobile engine, this Elva-built McLaren M1A was sold new to American privateer racer Ralph Salyer. The car was also referred to as the 'Cro-Sal' special to recognise the efforts of Salyer's longtime mechanic Gene Crowe. Behind the wheel of the McLaren, Saly>>>

Chassis 20-07 Privateer racer Richard Macon was the first owner of this McLaren M1A. Like the original works cars, chassis 20-07 was equipped with an Oldsmobile V8 engine. Macon raced the car in the United States throughout the 1965 season in the USSRC championship. His best result was a >>>

Chassis 20-10 Fitted with a Chevrolet V8, this McLaren M1A was delivered new by Elva to American gentleman racer George Wintersteen. He extensively raced the car throughout the 1965 season, appearing in USSRC events in the United States and also in the Brands Hatch Guards Trophy. Ahead of>>>

Chassis 20-15 It is believed that this M1A was sold new to American privateer racer Joe Starkey. Fitted with an Oldsmobile engine, he raced the car with considerable success in regional SCCA events in 1965 and 1966. The contemporary racing career of this car probably ended early in 1967. >>>

  Article Image gallery (92) Chassis (6) Specifications