The M7B was the modification of McLaren M7A with the fuel stored low and centrally in integral tanks at the sides of the cockpit. The aim was to improve car handling by even fuel distribution. In 1969 the car was used by works McLaren team and by private Antique Automobiles team, the racing stable ran in 1969-70 by Colin Crabbe, a noted dealer in historic racing cars. Crabbe’s car was driven by British Vic Elford who is best known as sports car competitor as well as a successful rally driver. In M7B Elford finished 5th in 1969 French Grand Prix and 6th in the British round. In Zandvoort, which is represented in this Spark model, he was 10th.
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