Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Friday 30th April 2010 at 11AM
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: 50-05
The M6GT was a road going development of the McLaren M6 Can-Am car. Following the M6‘s success in Group 7 racing, a proposal was announced to race in the highly lucrative Group 4 sports car season in 1969. Group 4 was a very exciting racing category with big name teams including Lola, Porsche, Ferrari and Alfa Romeo competing for victory on the European circuits. The plan was to couple the M6 with a closed coupe body for long distance racing. Unfortunately, the homologation project hit problems, as new rules were introduced by the FIA for the World Championship of Makes, meaning that a minimum of 50 cars had to be completed before homologation was granted. McLaren always intended to sell the M6GT without an engine, leaving that option up to the customer. The project became far too big for McLaren to take on sadly, it was shelved.