If you thought a Bugatti Veyron was rare, wait until you get a load of this. Called the McLaren 650S Can-Am Convertible, it pays tribute to the Canadian-American Challenge Cup of the mid-60s and early 70s (known as Can-Am). It was, and is, considered one of the greatest motorsport categories of all time. Cars had no weight or power restrictions, and apart from the very minimal safety requirements, it was pretty much a case of race what you brought.
Why is the 650S Can-Am so rare? Because only 50 have been made worldwide. So you’re more likely to spot a dozen Veyrons before seeing one of these in the flesh.
The Rarest 650S Ever Made
Finished in the Papaya Spark exterior color with black interior, this is arguably one of the best Can-Am homage models ever made. There’s a very interesting reason why this particular color and the number five are so special to McLaren. You see, as successful as McLaren was in Can-Am, it came with a price.
Driving the M8D race car (#5 car in orange), McLaren founder Bruce McLaren lost his life in 1970 at Goodwood. In his spirit, the McLaren team carried on and won a staggering nine out of the ten Can-Am races in that year alone.
Underneath, this 650S uses the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 pushing out the same 650 horsepower. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed DCT which is both fast and super smooth.
What makes this particular example even more special is the fact that it has covered just 157 miles, all in delivery miles. It’s basically a brand-new 1 out of 50 McLaren 650S Can-Am. For sale in Los Angeles, California, this is your chance to own a piece of history and a future collectible automobile.
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