A unique ‘time capsule’ McLaren F1 road car fetches $20.465 million at Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach Auctions becoming the most expensive car sold this year.
We were incredibly proud to present this exceptional McLaren F1, and tonight, the market confirmed the sheer prowess of this unparalleled supercar from one of the most legendary names in motoring. This sale was a historic moment not only for Gooding & Company, but for the McLaren legacy and the entire industry as a whole. – David Gooding, Gooding & Company President and Founder
The McLaren F1 road car with less than 243 miles on its odometer, surpassed the previous record for a McLaren F1 road car of $15.62 million set in 2017. Only an example that had been converted at the McLaren Special Operations Woking factory to ultra-rare LM specification has come close in the recent past, selling for $19.8 million in 2019.
Having spent most of its existence stored in a private Japanese collection, Chassis 029 is carefully maintained and was rarely driven. The car was in pristine and original condition down to its date-coded Goodyear Eagle F1 tires and came complete with its original FACOM tool chest, fitted luggage, titanium tool kit, official ‘Driving Ambition’ book, and special TAG Heuer watch.
This 1995 model was the 25th road car built and the only one finished in one-off color, named Creighton Brown, after one of the executives who was a key player in establishing the fledgling McLaren Cars company. This distinctive exterior is complemented by a Light Tan and Dark Brown leather upholstery inside the three-seater cockpit.
Just 106 of the iconic three-seater, V-12-engined F1 road cars were produced between 1992 and 1998, with just 64 being completed to original road car specification. To this day it remains the fastest naturally aspirated production car with a top speed of 240 mph.
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