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The McLaren M23 designed by Gordon Coppuck, with input from John Barnard, was a development of the McLaren M16 Indianapolis 500 car and almost uniquely proved to be a Grand Prix winning car over 5 seasons 1973-1977 winning 2 World Drivers Titles, 1974-Emerson Fittipaldi and 1976-James Hunt and the Constructors World Title in 1974. M23/12 was the last works M23 made in 1977 and raced for the team by Jochen Mass.

At the end of 1978 M23/12 was sold by McLaren to:

Harley Cluxton (Grand Touring Cars) in Arizona and then in 1986 to:

Steve Earl, original organiser of the Monterey Historic Races at Laguna Seca, then in 2007 to:

McLaren collector Richard Griot who raced the car in a few historic events including the Monaco Historique 2014
Prepared by Hall & Hall the car still sports original paintwork and is fitted with a correct, long stroke, low miles Phil Reilly DFV and believed never to have had an accident.

There is a small spares package with the car.

Exterior Colour Orange and White

Chasis Number M23/12

Drive Rear

Type Race Car

Year 1977

03.04.1977 USA GP West Long Beach Jochen Mass: DNF

08.05.1977 Spanish GP Jarama Jochen Mass: 4th

22.05.1977 Monaco GP Monte Carlo Jochen Mass: 4th

05.06.1977 Belgian GP Zolder Jochen Mass: DNF

19.06.1977 Swedish GP Anderstorp Jochen Mass: 2nd

03.07.1977 French GP Dijon-Prenois Jochen Mass: 9th

Garage 1, The Courtyard, Harrowby Court, Harrowby Street, London W1H 5FA T: +44 (0) 20 7823 2599

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