Lyncar was short-lived racing car manufacturer founded by British ex racing driver Martrin Slater. Slater built his first car, Formula Atlantic Lyncar 001 in 1971. Few other Atlantic cars and DFV-powered hill climb 004 followed. John Nicholson from New Zealand, McLaren engine expert, was the 1973 and 1974 British Formula Atlantic champion, using a Lyncar chassis. This led him to commission Lyncar to build Formula One car. The car, Lyncar 006, was ready in 1973, and it was a straightforward vehicle featured aluminium monococque and powered by Ford Cosworth V8 engine. In 1974 Nicholson finished two British non-championship races but failed to qualify in the British Grand Prix. In 1975 he finished in the International Trophy, qualified for the Grand Prix, and was classified 17th. Later the Lyncar 006 was run in a modified form by Emilio de Villota in British Shellsport International Series in 1976-77, winning a round in 1977 at Mallory Park. As to Nicholson, he did continue in both Formula Two and Formula 5000 in 1976, raced in his native New Zealand in 1977, and turned his sporting attention to powerboat racing after retiring from car racing.
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