First Street-Legal McLaren For Sale – Is This What Dreams Are Made On?

First Street-Legal McLaren For Sale – Is This What Dreams Are Made On?

What you’re looking at here is every petrol-thirsty adrenaline junkie’s dream.

This flame-red beast, wearing the iconic body of a classic endurance race car, was the first street-legal McLaren to hit the road and some lucky buyer is going to take it home.

While the McLaren F1 was the first official road car made by the Woking-based supercar builder, one crafty owner made this track legend a street-legal runner.

It was this beauty – a 1969 M12 Coupe.

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Almost in its original state, M12 number 60-14 still houses the Chevy V8 in the backseat – the beastly, raw engine that was so large that the engine bay was designed specially for it. The only alteration is its 1970s conversion from a Spyder to a coupe.

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Now it’s up for sale, and probably for more money than we can count.

M12 Can Ams were purpose-built racers, with motorsport hard-wired into their DNA – much like their drivers.

This iconic coupe was piloted by a series of owners, all of whom raced it. One stated that it ‘is the scariest son of a bitch [he’d] ever driven’. But it wasn’t until the 1990s when a Swiss owner prepped it for the road – what a genius.


Its current owner has kept it safe since 2011, but now it’s destined to go under the hammer at Jan Luehn.

#60-14 is one of a kind, and we think it’s ruddy beautiful.

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