This McLaren F1 has been driven less than 10 miles per year and might be riding on the original factory tires!by Khris Bharath, on
The McLaren F1 is revered as the most signiﬁcant supercar of the 1990s and to this day is still one of Gordan Murray’s ﬁnest creations. It employs space-age material that is still considered exotic today, including components and panels made from carbon ﬁber, kevlar, titanium, and even gold foil. Every one of the 106 units produced were bespoke and tailor-made. The low-mileage, pristine example that you see here is heading to auction soon, and it’s extra special.
A Rare McLaren F1 In a One-Off Exterior Finish
The McLaren F1 is powered by a mid-mounted BMW-sourced 6.1-liter V-12 that produces 618 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. This monster of an engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. 0-60 mph comes in 3.9 seconds and top speed was extremely impressive for the time: 231 mph. This made the Mclaren F1 the fastest car in the world at the time. A title that it held for more than a decade. The McLaren has a rich pedigree and a Le Mans-winning racing heritage.
|0 to 60 mph||3.2 seconds|
|Top Speed||231 mph|
A McLaren F1 coming up for sale is rare in itself. Some cars are, however, far more unique than other examples, like this particular one from 1995. A ﬂawless specimen nonetheless with only 241 miles on the odometer, this car will be auctioned through Gooding and Company at Pebble Beach in August 2021.
This particular car is chassis 29 and the 25th McLaren F1 to roll off the line. It comes in a one-off body-colour, ’Creighton Brown’; christened after a Mclaren executive. He put McLaren’s road car business on the path to success, and the interior is equally remarkable. It comes with a Light Tan and Dark Brown leather combination that complements the exterior rather well.
The ﬁrst owner was a Japanese buyer. This person paid close attention to the car’s maintenance but rarely drove it. The car was then sold to an American who also rarely drove the car, making this F1 a pristine example.
Can you believe that the car appears to be still riding on the original tires that shipped from the factory?
This car also comes with its matching luggage and an original Tag Heuer watch. Previous owners have also retained the titanium roadside tool kit, the owner’s manual, the service book. The sale will also offer the ofﬁcial book detailing the automobile’s creation.
Gooding and Company say that this is the lowest mileage F1 specimen to set to go into auction. According to the seller’s estimation, this F1 with its unusual paint scheme will likely sell for more than $15 million - not surprising considering that, over its 26-year life, the car has logged under 10 miles per year since delivery. We can’t wait to see how much it manages to fetch at the auction.
(All images copyright and courtesy of Gooding & Company. Photos by Mike Maez.)
Source: Gooding & Co