Why would Elon Musk need the money from selling his F1 in 2007 to fund his business ventures? How could the money he received from selling his F1 in 2007 make a real difference to him back then?Musk owned chassis 067 but sold it in 2007 to a Minnesota investment banker in a cash crunch to support his Tesla and SpaceX ventures. With Elon at the wheel in September 2003, this chassis was actually my very first encounter with a McLaren F1 road car.
A couple of years after Musk sold it, the car famously caught fire in Santa Rosa, California after several months in storage due to a catalytic convertor problem. It appeared totalled, but was able to be rebuilt by the boys at MSO in Woking over the next 12 months or so, preserving the majority of the original chassis. The gentleman who purchased it from Musk still has the car in in his collection today, which now also includes a McLaren P1.
Here's a couple of shots of 067 taken recently in the owner's garage by my friend Alex Bellus.