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1972 McLaren M20

Chassis number : M20-1

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Sold for $2,000,000 at 2014 Mecum - Monterey.
In the heyday of the Canadian American Challenge (Can-Am), McLaren virtually owned the series. When the papaya orange colored McLaren team showed up, all the other teams were left fighting over the scraps. This McLaren M20-1 has had numerous podium finishes in the CanAm series, as well as in Vintage Racing events.

The M20 rides on a 100-inch wheelbase. It is powered by a 494 cubic-inch aluminum Chevrolet V8, producing 750 horsepower. The car weighs 1,575 pounds and just about 13-feet in length.

Gordon Coppuck designed the M20-1 and three examples were built. The body was made from fiberglass attached to an aluminum 'coke bottle' chassis with side-mounted radiators. Power was from a 510 cubic-inch Reynolds Aluminum Chevrolet V8 engine offering 750 horsepower.

This car raced in the CanAm series from 1972 to 1974 with McLaren driver Peter Revson at the wheel. Other drivers included David Hobbs, Derek Bell, Scott Patrick, and George Follmer. It won numerous races including the last official CanAm race in August, 1974. The current owner continues to expand its racing resume in historic competition.

This is a factory team car. It is chassis number 1, car number 4. It was raced in 1972 by Revlon Cosmetics heir, Peter Revson. Records show it was tested by his legendary teammate, Denny Hulme. Jackie Stewart tested this car and was to be Hulme's teammate in the 1972 season, but withdrew for medical reasons. In addition, the car has been driven by David Hobbs, Derek Bell, Scooter Patrick, Milt Minter and George Follmer.

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2014 Mecum - Monterey

Sale Price :
USD $2,000,000

Recent Sales of the McLaren M20

(Data based on Model Year 1972 sales)
1972 MCLAREN M20 CAN-AM
Chassis#: M20-1
Sold for USD$2,000,000
  2014 Mecum - Monterey
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1972 McLaren M20 Profiles

1972 McLaren M20 vehicle information
Designer: Gordon Cuppock
Chassis #: M20-1
1972 McLaren M20 vehicle information
Designer: Gordon Cuppock
Chassis #: M20-2