Car For Sale: Stunning 1996 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail
Built from 1992 to 1998, the McLaren F1 is one of the rarest supercars out there. Production ended with 106 units, seven of which were prototypes. The remaining 99 cars were split between 71 road cars (including five LMs and two GTs) and 28 race-spec GTR models.
All F1s are rare, but the race-spec variants are definitely harder to find. If you’re in the market for one, Tom Harley JNR is now offering a rare GTR Longtail model from 1996.
The Very First McLaren F1 GTR Longtail is Up for Sale!
The first example of the iconic McLaren F1 GTR Longtail, one of only 10 built, is being listed for sale by Tom Hartley Jnr. Arguably one of the most important McLarens ever produced, this specific model was a factory development car and one of only two GTR prototypes that ended up in private hands. The other one is currently owned by former Pink Floyd drummer and renowned car collector Nick Mason. The seller hasn’t listed a price for the supercar, but it’s safe to say it will change hands for more than $5 million.
Car for Sale: 1985 ASC McLaren 5.0SC Convertible
Ford moved the Mustang to the then-new Fox platform for the 1979 model year and, at the same time, Mercury introduced the second-generation Capri as a Mustang with a posh interior that was more expensive but, mechanically, almost identical. The cream of the crop were the Capris modified by ASC and McLaren between 1984 and 1986 and, with only 933 Capris ever updated to ASC/McLaren specification, they are particularly rare and hard to find. This one you see here was offered on Craigslist and is said to be one of just 257 units converted in 1985 and one of just 94 originally painted in Oxford White that year.
In the ’70s, if you wanted to try out Ford Cologne’s attempt at building a Mustang for the European market but you didn’t live in Europe, you got yourself a Mercury Capri. As a $2,300 (in 1970) economical sports coupe, the original Capri was what’s known as a ’captive import’ - a car made outside of the U.S. borders but sold Stateside under a different badge while not carrying any divisional identification. In ’72, the Mercury Capri became the first car sold by a Ford-owned brand in the U.S. to feature a V-6 as Mercury introduced a version powered by the 2.6-liter Cologne V-6 engine. In 1976, Mercury followed in the footsteps of the Europeans and started selling the Mark II Capri but the drivetrain remained common with the Ford Pinto, Ford Mustang II, and Mercury Bobcat. The ties between the Capri and the Mustang became closer three years later when the Capri returned on the market as a sports car based on the Fox platform. This is where the story of this car begins in earnest.
Car for Sale: 2018 McLaren Senna With Just 14 Miles on the Clock
McLaren only built 500 Sennas and, as you’d expect, they’re all gone. As part of the company’s Ultimate Series of models, you had to be invited to buy one but, if none of the invitations found their way into your mailbox, now you’ve got a chance to buy one with delivery mileage onboard. The catch? You could have a 5,000+ square-foot house in Florida for the same kind of money.
Unveiled to the general public at last year’s Geneva Auto Show, the Senna is an extreme machine. It’s got to be, though, when you factor in its name, that of the late great Ayrton Senna, one of the best drivers to ever drive in the Formula 1 World Championship. It’s also very rare and the 500th example sold at auction for almost $3 million. Now, though, there’s one up for grabs for considerably less, and it’s just as pristine. If you’re a multi-millionaire, you could say this is a real bargain since prices will only go up for these things in the next few years.
Zero-Mile Mclaren 650S Sprint For Sale
Are you in the market for a McLaren 650S Sprint? If you are, you’re in luck because an all-black 650S Sprint is on sale in Sweden. Even better, it’s completely brand new, as shown by an odometer that has 0 miles in it. You’ll need to pay £245,000 ($343,000) to buy it, and there’s the matter of actually transporting it from Sweden to wherever you are in the world, of course. Fortunately, the listing says that “transport can be arranged” for the car, though you are going to need to pay a little extra for that.
A New But Used McLaren F1 is for Sale and it’s like a Wet Dream come True
New but Used…. It’s not a term that you usually hear associated with an automobile, and if you do, it’s usually closer to “like-new” which means it’s pretty much a polished turd that looks just good enough and drives just good enough to trick you into buying it. This time around, however, that scenario is far from true and the car we’re talking about today is a McLaren F1. Naturally, you won’t find a brand-new F1 for sale since they’ve been out of production for some 20 years or so, but you better believe this is about as close as you’ll ever get. And, truth be told, it falls under that “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it” category.
According to Tom Hartley JNR, this F1 is the “lowest mileage F1 in existence,” which could very well be true considering it has just 239 kilometers on the clock – that’s right; 239 kilometers or about 148 miles. That’s all McLaren test miles that take place before delivery, so the rich Japanese man that official commissioned it clearly planned to treat it as an investment instead of the incredible machine it really is. Either way, his loss is someone else’s gain as this thing still has the protective wrapping on the inside which, more or less, is a testament to how mint this Pioneer of the supercar world really is.
In addition to the car itself, the F1 comes with its own list of goodies that include the LM style spare exhaust, and extra GTR steering wheel with an F1 logo, passenger over-carpets, and a windshield strip, all of which remain in the original, factory packaging. You can also add in the fitted luggage to that list as they also reside in their original plastic wrap. Other goodies include a removable steering wheel wrapped in suede, a carbon driver’s seat with an F1 logo and yellow insert, yellow straps on the driver’s seat, and there’s even a hand-painted signature of F1 designed Gordon Murray on the body. Finally, to complete the package, this baby includes the leather-cased owner’s handbooks, a Facom tool chest, tool roll with gold-plated titanium tools (originals, of course,) spare keys, and the accompanying TAG Heuer watch with the matching chassis No. 60 engraved on the face. As a side note, the watch has also never been worn, so you get that rare gem as a still-new collectible as well.
OF course, the dealer doesn’t have a price listed, so you can imagine it’s going to go for a very pretty penny and it may even take a while to sell depending on the offers that come in. To put the importance of an unused model like this into perspective, the first F1 to be imported to the United States was sold for more than $15 million. It included some homologation parts but had been driven somewhere around 10,000 miles before being sold here. With that in mind, how much do you think this undriven example will go for? I bet someone with really deep pockets will shell out somewhere in the $25 million range. Give us your guesses in the comments section below.
McLaren Is Selling What Could Be The Best F1 Ever Built
McLaren F1s with under 3,000 miles on their odometer are hard to come by these days. Actually, “impossible” might be a better word to describe it. But, if there’s anything the world has taught us, it’s to never lose hope on the impossible because you never know what you might stumble into. And just as I say that, a close-to-brand-new McLaren F1 is now up for sale and this one comes from the most reliable of sellers: McLaren’s Special Operations (MSO) division.
According to McLaren, the F1 in question wears chassis number 69 and is the 60th of the 64 F1 models to be hand-built in McLaren’s production facility in Woking, England. It’s also one of the last six F1s to be produced, so that in itself tells you the condition of this iconic supercar relative to its brethren. Even better, every detail about the car is about as good as it gets for the F1 given its age. It comes with a Carbon Black finish, perfectly underscoring the mythical aura it has established throughout the years. The 17-inch magnesium wheels also have a similar finish. Inside, the central driving seat - yep, it has the 1+2 seating configuration - is dressed in fine black leather with a striking red leather serving as a nice contrast. As for the dual passenger seats, I hardly think you can go wrong with those two getting upholstered in Alcantara.
Let’s not forget about the engine because that BMW-sourced, 6.1-liter, naturally aspirated, V-12 is one of the biggest reasons, maybe even the biggest, why the F1 has become such the definition of iconic brand. The V-12 was good enough to pump out 672 horsepower, a number that seems so normal today, but back in the mid 90’s, it was a much different story. Consider this too: the F1 had a top speed of 242 mph, a figure that would still qualify it as one of the fastest production cars today. It also still holds the title of being the fastest naturally aspirated production car. Think about that. No one in the last two decades has ever come close to toppling that record.
As you might expect, McLaren, which crafted a press release to announce the car’s sale, did not disclose the price of this F1. Anybody who is interested needs to inquire about the car directly to email@example.com.
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If you read my "Six Reasons Why the McLaren F1 Is Still the World’s Coolest Supercar" piece from earlier this month, you probably already know that my arguments include the fact that F1s have become quite expensive recently. Whether they’re sold at public auctions or traded privately, buyers need to pay at least a couple of million bucks to take one home. A standard, road-going F1 in mint condition may fetch close to $10 million easily nowadays, but race-spec GTRs can be much more expensive. Exactly how expensive is something we will find out later this summer, when the Gulf-liveried F1 GTR Longtail shown above will change owners during a private sale supervised by McLaren itself.
Developed for the newly-formed FIA GT Championship in 1997, the Long Tail was the third and final iteration of the F1 GTR. Created to tackle the likes of the Porsche 911 GT1 and the Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR, the F1 GTR Long Tail featured a much longer nose and tail, as well as a wider rear wing. In short, the Long Tail was designed for the best possible aerodynamic downforce. McLaren built only 10 Long Tail race cars and three road-legal homologation versions.
This specific car, sponsored by Gulf, Dunhill, and Top Gear Magazine among others, had a rather disappointing career in the FIA GT Championship, scoring points only twice during the 1997 season. It changed owners many times following its retirement, fetching around $13 million at a Bonham’s auction in 2012.
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Rowan Atkinson is quite the interesting fellow. A mainly comedic actor who made his name playing characters like Black Adder and Mr. Bean, the genial man has spent much of his spare time and wealth indulging in his real passion of cars. While he has owned dozens of machines over the years from exotic names like Ferrari and Aston Martin, one of his most prized automotive possessions is his McLaren F1. It has been one of his main daily drivers over the years and he has amassed a relatively astronomical 40,000 miles on the clock.
During that time, it has seen countless motorway journeys, many school runs and even a few days at the track. It has also seen the wrong end of an insurance adjuster twice. The first time Atkinson merely wrinkled it a bit, but his second crash nearly tore the car completely in half. Now after 17 years of ownership, — the longest tenure of any car he has owned — Mr. Bean has decided it is time to sell his beloved supercar.
If you are unfamiliar with the F1, you must be on the wrong Website for starters, but allow me to freshen your memory. This was an ultralight, ultrafast carbon-fiber supercar created by McLaren and it redefined the automobile. Powered by a
sourced, V-12 engine that produced 627 horsepower, the F1 was capable of reaching 240 mph, making it the fastest production car in the world. A title it held for more than a decade until the Bugatti Veyron arrived. The car had many technical quirks over others on the market like its three-person seating with the driver mounted center, and the passengers slightly rearward and to each side. It also had an engine bay lined with gold foil, because gold is the best conductor of heat.
Sadly, Rowan Atkinson has finally decided it is time to part with his machine, so in just a few weeks’ time, this incredible supercar — one of only 107 ever built — will have a new owner. That said, if you were hoping the high mileage and multiple collisions would make this thing a bargain, you better think again. As it stands, the car is being offered for no less than $12 million.
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With only 64 standard street versions built, the McLaren F1 is one of the rarest supercars around. And since the company stopped building them about 16 years ago, those looking to add an F1 to their garage need to search for months, if not years, to find one for sale and spend millions of dollars to take it home.
One of these jewels changed owners for no less than $5.5 million a couple of years ago, a record for the astounding F1. However, a more recent sale saw one of these supercars fetch nearly double the amount, with a British F1 nut paying £6.2 million or $10.5 million at current exchange rates.
The amount is more than staggering, but there are a couple of reasons for why the anonymous Brit paid the price of nearly ten P1s to get a 20-year-old car. First of all, the model depicted in the photo above is one of the only two F1s finished in red. Secondly, this example, bearing chassis No. 28, was initially delivered to Michael Andretti, former IndyCar champion, owner of Andretti Autosport and son of renowned Formula One and Le Mans ace Mario Andretti.
The former racing driver reportedly owned the F1 for about two years before selling it to a Japanese collector. The vehicle eventually returned to the U.S. and spent ten years in California prior to being sold to its new British owner. According to Western Morning News, the firm commissioned to find an F1 for the British enthusiast spent no less than six months trying to source one.
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McLaren will make just 375 examples of the P1 hypercar and each one of them is sold. Now that there are none left, one would have to wait for a P1 to pop up on the used-car market. Almost certainly, it won’t come cheap, as the standard car costs over a million dollars and given that 73 percent of the 375 units have been ordered with various options and personalized interiors, finding a basic, used McLaren P1 would be pretty difficult.
Having said that, if you do happen to have $2 million in spare cash lying around and have the urge to buy one for yourself, then you’re in luck. A dealership in Dubai is offering a used McLaren P1 for sale. Keep in mind that the term "used" is more of a technicality than anything, as it actually has zero miles on the odometer. The dealership bought the car direct from McLaren, which technically makes it a used car. This is currently the only known McLaren P1 for sale.
This specific example of the McLaren P1 has a yellow exterior with carbon-fiber trims and a black interior. You can checkout the car here.
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