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McLaren’s first road-legal car, the M6GT, registered as OBH 500H, was based on Can-Am’s winning M6 and designed under the...
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McLaren’s first road-legal car, the M6GT, registered as OBH 500H, was based on Can-Am’s winning M6 and designed under the direction of founder Bruce McLaren himself.

Bruce McLaren aimed to turn the prototype into a production vehicle for customers. He collaborated with Peter Agg of Trojan (parent company of Elva Cars Ltd), who had been building customer race cars for McLaren.

This M6GT is an extremely rare car from one of the most renowned sports car manufacturers in the world.

The prototype M6GT, registered as OBH 500H, was light, low, loud, and unbelievably quick. Bruce even used it for his daily commute and race meetings. Its Bartz-tuned Chevrolet engine delivered sparkling performance, with an estimated top speed of 165 mph and a zero-to-100-mph time of eight seconds.

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McLaren M6GT

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Powered by a 5-litre Chevrolet V8 and fitted with a Weber carburettor, only three of these cars were actually made – two converted from M6 racers and one built from the ground up. Bruce himself drove one of these on the road, although the program was discontinued in 1970 after his tragic death.





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