McLaren M18 gardosOR2 Chassis #008
This remarkable Formula 5000 car (chassis number 008) is steeped in racing history, having began its life in the early 1970s. It finished second in the 1976 Australian Hillclimb Championship and sixth in the 1979 Australian Grand Prix.
This McLaren M18 Gardos OR2 has been completely rebuilt over the last 15 years and has completed only three race meetings since its restoration. It remains in excellent condition.
An extensive amount of time, effort and materials have been used to keep this wonderful, classic machine in race-ready condition.
Currently powered by a General Motors Holden Engine, this iconic F5000 racer has previously run Chevrolet and Repco Holden engines. It includes Lucas fuel injection system and a Hewland gearbox.
The McLaren M18 Gardos OR2 is fabulous to drive and gives you a sublime single-seater racing experience that is difficult to replicate in any other car. Your view from the driver’s seat is completely unrestricted and you are literally at one with the track!
It has the look and feel of a classic F5000 car. You sense everything while driving this exceptional machine and become completely immersed between track and car. The noise, handling and acceleration gives you goosebumps as it evokes memories of a bygone racing era.
Ultimately, this McLaren M18 Gardos OR2 gives you the perfect blend of classic racing and unlimited amounts of fun. You simply won’t want to get out of the car, even when they turn the lights off at the track!
Its striking blue livery is a real head-turner in the paddock, too.
The car is all ready for the New Zealand and Australian Tasman Revival series, taking place between January and February 2020.