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
Type Race Car
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