This 1969 Chaparral/McLaren was one of the 1st M-12 customer cars to leave Trojan and was one of the first Can-Am cars to run the 494 CID (8.1 Liter) Chevrolet power. The 494 CID was an all aluminum engine producing 780 horsepower at 7800 rpm.

The car rests on a 94-inch wheelbase, with a dry weight o f 1,390 pounds and stands 36 inches high at the roll bar. The chassis is riveted and bonded aluminum monocoque with steel bulkheads. It is equipped with McLaren rack and pinion steering. The fiberglass body comes in four sections.

The drivers of this car were John Surtees, Andrea DeAdamich, Jerry Titus, Peter Revson and David Hobbs.

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1969 Can-Am Drivers Championship
PosDriverTeamCarEnginePoints
1  Bruce Leslie McLaren Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M8B Chevrolet   Chevrolet   165 
2  Denis Clive 'Denny' Hulme Bruce McLaren Motor Racing McLaren M8B Chevrolet   Chevrolet   160 
3  Chuck Parsons Carl Haas Racing Lola T162   Chevrolet   85 
4  Joseph Siffert    56 
5  George Ross Eaton    52 
6  Christopher Arthur Amon    39 
7  Lothar Motschenbacher Dana Chevrolet Racing McLaren M12   Oldsmobile  Chevrolet  Ford   35 
8  Tony Dean    34 
9  John Surtees Chaparral Cars, Midland Texas McLaren M12   Chevrolet   30 
10  John Cordts    24 
11  Daniel Sexton Gurney All American Racers McLaren M6B   Ford   22 
11  Mario Gabriele Andretti    22 
13  Peter Jeffrey Revson Agapiou Brothers Ford G7A   Ford  Chevrolet   22 
14  Dick Brown Ecurie Greene Inc McLaren M6B   Ford  Chevrolet   13 
15  David Brabham    12 
16  Pedro Rodríguez    
16  Tom Dutton    
18  Leonard Janke    
19  Andrea Lodovico de Adamich    
20  Jacques Couture Ecurie Soucy McLaren M1B   Chevrolet   
21  Kris Harrison    
22  Gary Wilson    
23  Oscar Koveleski Auto-World, Inc. McLaren M6B   Chevrolet   
24  Fred Baker    
25  David Causey    
26  Richard Galloway    
27  Joakim 'Jo' Bonnier    
28  Joe Leonard Salyer Racing McKee Mk.10 Oldsmobile Turbocharged   Oldsmobile   
28  Georges-Francis 'Johnny' Servoz-Gavin    
30  Roger McCaig    
31  Brooke Doran    
32  David Wishart Hobbs    
32  Spencer Stoddard    

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