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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