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