Reasonably big names, race wins on two continents, and what looked to be an excellent restoration
One of the most formidable F5000 cars of its era, the McLaren M10 raced successfully in Europe, America and Australasia.
This McLaren M10B Repco is a milestone car in Australian motor racing. Driven to victory at Sydney’s Warwick Farm by Frank Matich in November 1970, it became the first Formula 5000 racing car to win an Australian Grand Prix and secured Matich’s place as the most dynamic and talented of local racing drivers. After the car was updated as the SVS10C Repco, Matich also competed successfully overseas, winning the opening round of the 1971 Continental L&M Championship at California’s Riverside Raceway. In 1972, Matich sold the car to build his own Matich-Repco F5000 car (which was based largely on the car featured here). The buyer was none other than Frank Radisich, father of New Zealand V8 Supercar driver Paul Radisich.
Since 1995, this McLaren has been owned and raced successfully in historic events by Melbourne enthusiast Max Warwick. In recent years it has been the subject of a total rebuild. The McLaren is fitted with a 5-liter Repco Holden V8 with a five-speed manual transmission. Sold with logbook and CAMS Certificate of Description.