A factory condition McLaren F1 was just put on the market
Prized possessions amongst the collections of any car aficionados, McLaren F1s have become one of the most iconic examples of how a car can increase in value. Only 64 F1s were built between 1992 and 1998 with them now trading on the second hand market for an average of over €9 million.
Finished in Dandelion Yellow, the McLaren F1 that just came on the market was built in 1996 but was actually never taken out of its factory wrapping. Owned by a Japanese collector, the F1 is signed by its creator, Gordon Murray and was the 47th car built by McLaren.
The car has 239km on it, all from factory testing according to the seller, who is being represented by British supercar dealer, Tom Hartley Junior. "For me, a McLaren F1 is the greatest car ever built, and when you consider its rarity, then I have no doubt that they'll overtake the [Ferrari] GTO in value one day" Hartley said on his listing, which would become the third McLaren F1 he'll sell this year if the deal were to close in 2017.
Famously featuring 3 seats, the McLaren F1 sits its driver in the middle in a configuration that was never widely seen before the F1.
Earlier in August, a 1995 McLaren F1 with 9,600 miles on it sold at a Bonhams auction for $15,62 million. In 2015, Rowan Atkinson, known for his role as 'Mr Bean', sold his F1 at an asking price of £8 million.