Lot 158 - 1998 Mclaren UVA McLaren M6GTR Evocation
|Odometer reading||6,100 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £28,000|
Alan Arnold and Terry Lee founded the company The Unique Vehicle & Accessory Company Ltd. in 1981 in Curridge, Berkshire.
They began with the import and later with the production of cars under the brand name UVA. In 1983 the outfit moved to Newbury and in 1990 to Whitchurch in Hampshire. Gwyn Parry, who worked previously for Ford joined in 1992. UVA imported a number of chassis of the Manta Montage, a mid-engined vehicle produced by Manta Cars, owned by brothers Brad and Tim LoVette, in Costa Mesa, California, recreating the elusive McLaren M6GT.
The M6GT was a closed-cockpit sports car for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The company's plan to homologate it for the FIA's Group 4 regulations was, however, never completed, and only a few M6GT prototypes were finished by McLaren. Two M6GTs were later converted to road cars, one of which became Bruce McLaren's personal transport and at the time the fastest car with a number plate. Sadly the project got shelved forever on June 2, 1970,when Bruce McLaren died after hitting a bunker that was used as a flag station at the Goodwood Circuit while testing his M8D Can Am prototype.
This fantastic homage to this legendary car was first registered on the 8th May 1998, and has had two former keepers from new. It boasts a tuned 3.9 litre Rover V8 fitted with an Edelbrock manifold and breathes through Holley carburetors and a race exhaust which, according to the owner, is very loud and great fun.
Finished in the striking colour scheme of silver over black, this car looks fast even when at a standstill. Fitted with a black and white interior, the snug cabin offers room for two and a comfortable cockpit for the driver.
Much rarer than the common GT40 replica it is supplied with an MoT test certificate valid until June 2018 and a clear HPI report accompany the car, and being one of only 15 UVA M6GT’s produced, this thunderous road legal car will certainly turn heads wherever it goes.
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