“Like-New” 1995 McLaren F1 Fetches $25 Million at Auction

Published on August 16, 2021 in News by Guillaume Rivard

The uber-rare and legendary McLaren F1 supercar broke its own auction record during Gooding & Company’s Pebble Beach event in California during the weekend.

A 1995 model still in its original condition and with just 243 miles (391 km) on the odometer was sold for an insane $20.47 million USD, or $25.69 million CAD at the current exchange rate.

The previous record of $19.8 million USD was set two years ago by a 1994 F1 converted to Le Mans specifications by McLaren Special Operations (MSO).

Photo: Gooding & Company

Between 1992 and 1998, McLaren built just 106 units of the F1 including 64 in road car configuration. Designed by Gordon Murray, the F1 boasts a mid-mounted, naturally aspirated 6.1-litre V12 engine delivering 618 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox.

With a confirmed top speed of 240 mph (386 km/h), it remains to this day the fastest naturally aspirated production car in the world.

The model sold by Gooding & Company was kept in a private Japanese collection and rarely shown to the public. It’s the only one painted in Creighton Brown, combined with a Light Tan and Dark Brown leather interior. Many original accessories are included, too, such as a FACOM tool chest, titanium tool kit, custom luggage set and a very special TAG Heuer watch.

The identity of the new owner and their country of residence were not disclosed.

Photo: Gooding & Company
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