McLaren M8FP

Commander Motorhomes #98

PRICE REDUCED. Now $375,000

History

The following history is presented by the current owner. He personally knows, and knew, many of the people associated with this car during its time with the Commander Motorhomes team, and during its subsequent restoration.

This car is a continuation of chassis # 72/9, one of the Commander Motorhomes racing team cars from the early 1970’s.  The original car was destroyed in an accident at Edmonton, Canada  on September 16, 1973, while being driven by Danny Hopkins.

The wrecked car was taken to pieces by the Commander Motorhomes team. John (Granny) Collins and his son Graham acquired several pieces of the wrecked car, chassis parts, suspension parts, gearbox, etc, and over several years reconstructed the car in the livery of the #98 Commander Motorhomes .

After John Collins passed away Graham sold the completed car in 2011 to L. Zicron who had the car driven by Ed Swart in several Vintage racing events in 2012 and 2013, including Sonoma Raceway, Road America, and Mont Tremblant.

The car was sold in 2014 to Sal Trevino who in 2016 had the car sent down to Melbourne Australia, Phillip Island where the car was driven by a professional English driver. He spun the car while contesting for the lead, damaging the right rear corner. The car was returned to America and the right rear suspension and rear fiberglass were repaired. The rear wing was also replaced.

While these repairs were taking place the engine was sent to AEP ( NASCAR engine builders in Augusta,GA). The engine was refreshed and has zero race time since then in early 2020.

The current owner purchased the car in 2020. Since then, other circumstances have forced his retirement from racing. That is why the car is now available for purchase. 

The owner is happy to personally review the history of the car with seriously interested parties. 

Please contact us with any further requests for information and documentation regarding the car’s history.

Description

Zero time 8.1 liter iron blockStump Davis Chevy with Winters aluminum heads. Lucas McKay injection. Hewland LG 600 gearbox.

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