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1967 McLaren M1C

The M1C was effectively the second model made by Bruce McLaren’s team for the Canadian-American series. Most were powered by a small-block Chevrolet V8 which could produce up to 500 bhp depending on engine internals.

Like the M1B it replaced, the M2C used a steel tubular spaceframe, American V8 and a sleek fiberglass body. The frame was reinforced by sheet aluminum and the main rails were used to share water to the front-mounted radiator. Specific components included Girling disc brakes and a Hewland transaxle.

The M1C was introduced in 1967 as a customer car and several were ordered. It was not entirely sucessful on the track but paved the way for more potent cars like the M6.

In Detail

tags canam, group7
submitted by Richard Owen
type Racing Car
body stylist Michael Turner