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McLaren F1
01 / 1994 - 1'650 KM




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Mythique et splendide McLaren F1 à l'état neuf, équipée du puissant V12 BMW de 6 litres développant 610 CV pour un poids total de 1'142 KG, la Supercar la plus aboutie de sa génération et la plus rare avec env. 69 exemplaires produits, une pièce d'exception qui a marqué l'histoire automobile. Véhicule complet avec son kit bagage, sa caisse à outils et le livre McLaren F1 numéroté.

Mythic and splendid McLaren F1 in as new condition, equipped with the powerfull BMW 6.0L V12 producing 610 HP for a total weight of 1'142 KG, the most exquisite Supercar of its time and also the most rare with only 69 cars produced, a masterpiece that set a mark in the automotive history. Complete vehicle with luggage kit, toolkit and numbered McLaren F1 book.



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Légendaire McLaren F1, Etat Neuf

Legendary McLaren F1, As New Condition




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This car is chassis #012 and has spent most of its life in Japan.

If you have watched the Best Motoring video from December 1994, it featured this car with Tag Heuer stickers on it and race car driver Naoki Hattori at the wheel for a 400m run, a 1,000m run that stretched on to an attempt to reach the car's top speed, and then finally a lap of Tsukuba Circuit. That video was one of my first real exposures to the F1 back in early 1995 and definitely helped ignite my severe passion for the car.

You can view the video in two parts here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_aupm8FSUI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b18jeRvzXiM

I have a contact who already inquired about the car and it was purchased by an Italian living in Geneva 4 or 5 years ago, but has only recently come to Switzerland. The car does have very low mileage, but has not been serviced by McLaren for many, many years. On top of whatever price is paid for the car, expect a ~$200,000 bill for McLaren to go through the car end to end in order to replace any items that were not designed to sit for so long unused. Also Osiris_x11 is not far off on their actual asking price at all. Euro taxes have also not been paid yet either. Yikes!! :eek:

Here are some photos from 'back in the day' - click to enlarge:



I do hope someone buys the car and makes a very sympathetic mechanical restoration to it and sorts out any issues with the paint and interior, but keeps it as originally delivered. It is a very special car in my opinion that is in need of a good home. :)

Wish I had the means to do so. Maybe someday...

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Turbo-Car-Trade's ad for chassis #063 is several years old now - the asking price noted there should make that obvious as you would struggle to buy an F1 for twice that amount now. The car was built in 1997 though, not 1992 so that's inaccurate. Photo was taken in the S-P-S Automotive showroom in Hong Kong back in 2007.

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Well call me 'Debbie Downer', but I'm expecting even less. This GTR has been for sale in Japan since ~2008 at a price of roughly $4M and hasn't seemed to be able to find a real buyer in all that time. If anyone was really itching to have one it would be in their collection by now. In fact, someone was itching for one of these in the past two years when the ROFGO Collection was put together by Duncan Hamilton for a wealthy client, and they passed on this one and purchased another car - having that one stripped to the bare shell for a complete restoration back in its original Gulf livery, nearly identical to this car. If just having a Gulf longtail had been the goal this one surely could have filled the role.

Historically F1 GTRs have sold for less money than the F1 road cars, and $4M +/-$500K depending on condition and history is about what those are selling for right now. The prevailing theory is that the longtails can't be converted for road use which limits their appeal. Frankly there's a very small market for a car like this except for someone who might be looking for the ultimate static display and has money to burn. Compared to other racing cars of the era these are considerably more expensive to purchase and rather expensive to run when it comes to consumables and repairs. Right now there is limited use potential as these don't qualify for most historic racing events yet.

This GTR compared to others like it lacks any particularly noteworthy race results and was driven by drivers who aren't terribly well known. More importantly, for a GT racing car to never have competed at Le Mans is another mark against it. When this car was in Japan it was made clear there were no spares available with it either which creates an even bigger challenge if you really wanted to use it. There is a halo effect related to the history of the other F1 GTRs that this car benefits from, it wears the iconic Gulf and overall the car is in impeccable condition which will help draw some in. It also wears the last GTR chassis number which will be a primary selling point, but none of those positives seem to be enough to set any records.

My prediction is perhaps the mid-$3M range in a best case scenario. However, throwing the facts and fundamentals out the window you never know what might happen in an auction environment. It only takes two people with deep pockets who want the car bad enough to upset all logic and push this thing to an amazing result.

My sincere hope is that it finally finds a good home. :)

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Well call me 'Debbie Downer', but I'm expecting even less. This GTR has been for sale in Japan since ~2008 at a price of roughly $4M and hasn't seemed to be able to find a real buyer in all that time. If anyone was really itching to have one it would be in their collection by now. In fact, someone was itching for one of these in the past two years when the ROFGO Collection was put together by Duncan Hamilton for a wealthy client, and they passed on this one and purchased another car - having that one stripped to the bare shell for a complete restoration back in its original Gulf livery, nearly identical to this car. If just having a Gulf longtail had been the goal this one surely could have filled the role.

Historically F1 GTRs have sold for less money than the F1 road cars, and $4M +/-$500K depending on condition and history is about what those are selling for right now. The prevailing theory is that the longtails can't be converted for road use which limits their appeal. Frankly there's a very small market for a car like this except for someone who might be looking for the ultimate static display and has money to burn. Compared to other racing cars of the era these are considerably more expensive to purchase and rather expensive to run when it comes to consumables and repairs. Right now there is limited use potential as these don't qualify for most historic racing events yet.

This GTR compared to others like it lacks any particularly noteworthy race results and was driven by drivers who aren't terribly well known. More importantly, for a GT racing car to never have competed at Le Mans is another mark against it. When this car was in Japan it was made clear there were no spares available with it either which creates an even bigger challenge if you really wanted to use it. There is a halo effect related to the history of the other F1 GTRs that this car benefits from, it wears the iconic Gulf and overall the car is in impeccable condition which will help draw some in. It also wears the last GTR chassis number which will be a primary selling point, but none of those positives seem to be enough to set any records.

My prediction is perhaps the mid-$3M range in a best case scenario. However, throwing the facts and fundamentals out the window you never know what might happen in an auction environment. It only takes two people with deep pockets who want the car bad enough to upset all logic and push this thing to an amazing result.

My sincere hope is that it finally finds a good home. :)

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Damn excellent post, ER. Thanks a very informative read.
 

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Absolutely. I was talking to Koenigsegg US rep yesterday about an Agera, and his suggestion, before I told him I already drive a 12C, was to wait it out for P12 (since Agera's are unavailable new in California - best case is to find a "used" one w/ over 3500 miles).

In the meantime, looking for a CCX at a reasonable price.
 

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According to this article in the Daily Mail, Bohams are apparently predicting a result somewhere in the $5M USD range. Guess we will see if that proves to be true? I remain a bit skeptical...

Going, going, gone in 60 seconds? Supercar expected to fetch £3million at auction... and it can't even be driven on roads

This ultimate version of the UK’s greatest-ever supercar is expected to fetch more than £3million when it is sold off in California.

The 1997 McLaren F1 GTR is a race car based on the iconic 240mph F1 model, the fastest production car to ever come out of England.

And the model on offer is the legendary ex-GTC Gulf Team Davidoff McLaren F1 GTR FIA GT Endurance Racing Coupe.

It was the last of just 28 GTRs built by the Woking-based firm when it rolled off the production line.

And this F1 is known as the Longtail version thanks to its longer front and rear overhangs which are designed to boost downforce on the racetrack.

Just ten Longtails were built, with each using a 6-litre V12 engine developing a staggering 600bhp - while weighing less than 1,000kg.

UK'S ULTIMATE SUPERCAR STATS
Engine: 6-litre V12
Acceleration: 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds
Top Speed: 240mph
Fuel efficiency: Around six miles to the gallon
Raced: 1995 to 2005
Previous auctions: £2.53million in 2008
Road use: Four GTRs have been converted
Total produced: 28

The car has been raced at the Nurburgring, Donington and Laguna Seca tracks with the driver sat uniquely in the middle of the car.

It is being sold at The 2012 Bonhams Auction of Exceptional Motorcars, which will take place on August 16th and 17th at Quail Lodge in Carmel.

Bonhams has described the McLaren as 'the 20th Century’s ultimate motoring icon' and is expecting it to fetch in excess of £3.15 million.

The auctioneers claim the Gordon Murray-designed race car is 'one of the finest and most exclusive and charismatic racing coupes available anywhere in the world'.

Mark Osborne, head of motoring at Bonhams, added: 'We are delighted to have been appointed by an international collector to represent this breathtaking piece of competition machinery.

'Racing legends like the McLaren F1 GTR rarely if ever appear at auction.'

The McLaren F1 road car was built between 1993 and 1998 with famous owners including Jay Leno and Rowan Atkinson.

Mr Bean actor Rowan Atkinson crashed his F1 for the second time last year and despite causing in excess of £1 million damage, the comic is still having the car rebuilt because of its soaring value.

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