Found on ebay – F1 Engine Block Porsche/TAG McLaren – Race Engine
Yep you can buy pretty much anything on ebay and this week I came across a 1980 McLaren Porsche Engine block.
From the listing:
Mclaren Porsche TAG F1 1984 Formula 1 engine complete with certificate of authenticity from Mclaren (International) and signed by Ron Dennis. This is a genuine race-used engine .
Engine is number 22, and is from the 1984/85 Formula 1 season as can be seen from the certificate.
This was Porsche’s F1 engine supplier for Mclaren as opposed to the Le Mans cars and engines.
These engines saw Porsche/TAG and Mclaren completely dominate the season with Lauda and Prost finishing 1st and 2nd. The COA also lists John Watson / Keke Rosberg / Stefan Johansson as drivers during the 1984 – 1987 seasons.
If this was cleaned up I think it would make an excellent coffee table with a glass top.
It is a shame that it is not known what race it was used or whom raced it.
The bidding starts at £3,100.00 and ends on 15 Feb, 201220:07:28 GMT
List is here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/F1-Engine-Block-Porsche-TAG-McLaren-Race-Engine-/130643605057?