A 390 km 1995 McLaren F1 sells for around  million

A 390 km 1995 McLaren F1 sells for around $26 million

With this invoice, McLaren F1 raises the bar once again when it comes to pricing. At just 26 years old, F1 is the fastest growing car in motoring history.

In 1995, a McLaren F1 sold for one million dollars. The F1 is extremely rare, and its total production is only 106 examples. Today, it is highly valued by major collectors. For example, the auctioneer Gooding & Co, who sold it last week, estimated its price at 15 million US dollars. Finally, it will sell for US$20,465,000. In our currency, the conversion is direct at $25,866,170.

Almost new

The last time an unmodified McLaren F1 went on sale was in 2017, when it was said to fetch 19.7 million euros. It should be said that the F1 sold last week was almost new with only 390 km on the clock. Mounted on chassis 029, it is painted Creighton brown with a red and dark brown leather-covered cab. The special fact, which shows all the precautions surrounding the preservation of the car, still wears its original Goodyear Eagle F1 tires.

1995 McLaren F1 (Image credit: Gooding & Co)

That’s not all

In addition to the unique condition of the car, the buyer will take a real journey in time as it comes with many accessories. The kit includes a service book, a FACOM tool set, a second set of titanium tools, assorted luggage and a limited edition TAG Heuer watch.

Rowan Atkinson driving his McLaren F1

A record breaking car

Designed by Gordon Murray, the McLaren F1 is one of the most legendary cars in automotive history. Many celebrities like Rowan Atkinson, Elon Musk, Jay Leno and Ralph Laurens own F1. However, what makes it unique is its BMW 6.1-liter V12 engine that develops 618 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. At the time it was amazing, and it also won the title of the fastest car in the world in 1998 with Andy Wallace at the wheel. It would be necessary to wait until 2005 before the peak of 386.24 kilometers per hour was hit by the Koenigsegg CCR.


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