Perhaps synonymous with the Mclaren namesake itself is their iconic, burning and glowing Papaya Orange colorway. As one of the first cars uncovered on the fairways at Amelia Island, this particular 1969 Mclaren M6B/GT lit up the field. Despite having its cover pulled back, a blanket of dew and moisture still clung to the to the bodywork and lexan windows. Still, its lines danced and its color popped, lighting the way as the surrounding cars slowly but surely came out to play.
I’ve heard my fair share of tales of car ownership, and up until recently, I’d have said “I’ve heard it all.” Stories ranging from lucky back-yard finds that cost little more than a 6-pack of beer, to long cons, with enthusiasts spending years convincing others to let go of their prized vehicles. Anthony Herrera, however, begins his story a bit differently than most.