The McLaren M1C was the final development of the M1 and total of 25 M1C’s were produced with most of the cars ending up in the USA or Canada for the CanAm challenge.
Chassis 40/04 is the only McLaren M1 to be fitted with a Ford engine, it remained in the UK initially purchased by John Woolfe who shortly sold the car to Alistair Cowin. Raced in National and International sports car races across Europe in ‘68 & ‘69, notably at the Nuremberg 200 and Solituderennen. In 1969 he qualiﬁed on pole 6 times, won 8 races and set 7 fastest laps.
In 1970 Welshman Ken Wilson purchased the car and raced in National events (most at Llandow) including a hill climb at Weston Super Mare at the end of the season.
The car then changed hands again, long time racer John Jordan entering over 20 races with the car in 1971 before selling her to ex motor cycle racer Malcolm Clube.
Clube owned 40/04 for 12 years entering a wide selection of events including the Interserie and winning over 40 races.
40/04 was sold to Nick Overall in 1983 and then: 1988 Kristoﬀ Schausberger, 1998 David Clark, 2001 Graham Galliers, 2006 Richard Dodkins and then to the current owner in 2009.
Prepared by John Felstead and WDK Motorsport the car won on the current owners debut in the WSM race at Portimao in the Algarve in 2010. Lately the car has been campaigned in World Sports Car Masters events consistently running at the front of the ﬁeld.