It seems to be a bit of a "Grandfathers Axe" car but aren't they all. I'm quite mystified by the description of the "low speed" accident on the road which resulted in a new monocoque (!!), and if I were a potential buyer I would certainly like to discover what connection Brian Redman had with this particular car, as it is clearly stated that it was never raced in period and perhaps, never raced at all, before I dive down the back of my favourite armchair.
But, I take my hat of to the marketeers, they certainly know how to get potential buyers juices going!
Quote: "the aluminum monocoque is excellent, having been recently polished so that it shines." As a matter of interest to McLaren fans, I worked in Lambretta House Purley Way Croydon (the old Trojan factory) some 20 years after the factory closed. It was turned into a giant woodworking facility and special effects development centre for the Entertainments Industry. There, I designed and produced some very large sound systems for the Sound Reinforcement business in the shadow of a long internal perimeter wall, on which was neatly painted every single racing success enjoyed by Mclaren since it's inception together with chassis nos. drivers names etc. A living record of success. It seemed that I was the only occupant of that structure that knew the huge significance of this "wall art" and I planned to try and preserve it somehow, without destroying the structural integrity of the building! Not an easy task. Sadly, I moved on and didn't keep a close enough eye on the building, as it was demolished along with the "winning wall" next time I passed.
Also as a matter of history, from memory, I believe Trojan made 3 wheelers before building Mclarens. Quite a jump!
Sorry for the unusually long post - I am feeling better today.