American Dan Gurney and Peter Gethin, from Britain, both raced this actual “Batmobile” (chassis M8D/3) in the 1970 Can-Am Series (Canadian-American Challenge Cup).

Gurney scored wins at Mosport and Mont-Tremblant in two of the three races he contested – both from pole-position – with Gethin, who raced the vivid papaya-coloured car seven times, victorious at Road America along with two further podiums in the 8.4-litre Chevrolet engined beast.

Bruce McLaren Motor Racing used this chassis as a “spare” for Denny Hulme and Peter Revson the following season while it ran in “privateer” hands in Can-Am between 1972-74.

Historic racing cars - 1970 McLaren M8D - Restored by United Autosports
Series1970 Can-Am Series (Canadian-American Challenge Cup)
TeamBruce McLaren Motor Racing
DriverDan Gurney, Peter Gethin, Denny Hulme, Peter Revson