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1970 McLaren M10B

Racing Past Presented by Shannons Insurance.

Bruce McLaren had a lot of personal input into this car, as the buyer David Good (Maidenhead, Berkshire) had only one arm.

The cockpit was extensively redesigned to suit the unique requirements including bringing the driver much closer to the wheel and rearranging the gear shift.

Car # 9a
Engine: 5000cc Chev V8
Driver: Tony Annabel (NZ)

The car was ordered for the 1970 British Hillclimb Championships as Good was unable to obtain a circuit license but was able to compete in hillclimbs, which he did with great success.

Not limited by Formula 5000 regulations the car was fitted with a 5.5 litre Alan Smith Chevrolet and finished 4th in the championship that year.

In 1971 Good sold the car to Richard Thwaites (Dewsbury, West Yorkshire) now using a 5-litre Chevy, and retained for 1972 when Thwaites was very successful in smaller hillclimbs.

Retained again for 1973 when Thwaites used a 5.7-litre or 5.8-litre engine. Sold to Martyn Griffiths (Arley, Worcestershire) July 1974 and used in the British Hill Climb Championship in 1974 and 1975.

The car passed through many hands and was eventually restored by known restorer Simon Hadfield and is still competing today.

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