The McLaren M26 is being offered for Auction by RKM Collector Car Auctions.
From the Auction lot for this McLaren F1 Car for sale:
At the start of the 1977 season James Hunt couldn’t recapture his glory from ’76. He started out the year in his M23 before the McLaren team unveiled their latest equipment in a redesigned M26. Hunt was instrumental in making the M26 Competitive.
By the end of 1977 the M26 was a force to be reckoned with. Hunt captured three victories at the end of the 1977 season behind the wheel of a M26. This particular M26, chassis number 3, had Hunt behind the wheel when he captured the 1977 Japanese Grand Prix. This was Hunt’s last victory in Formula 1.
The M26 is powered by a Ford Cosworth DFV 90º V8 that pumps out an incredible 485 horsepower at 10,600RPMs. The aluminum monocoque chassis features double wishbone, coil over dampers, and a rack and pinion steering.
This incredibly preserved and historic ride has never been offered at auction before. Don’t miss your chance to own a historic piece of Formula 1 history. Sold on a Bill of Sale.
The McLaren M26 was a Formula One racing car designed by Gordon Coppuck for the McLaren team, to replace the aging McLaren M23 model. The car was designed to be a lighter and lower car than its predecessor, with a smaller frontal area and narrower monocoque. Coppuck began design work in early 1976, with a view to introducing the car in the mid season.
These old McLaren’s don’t come up that often and I would love to add it to my collection 😉
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