The first McLaren F1 recently sold for a staggering $15,620,000 in Monterey. This F1, number 044 but the 37th example built, was converted by Ameritech to meet US regulations. When it was given the stamp of approval for use in America, it was converted back to its original specification and has been the pride and joy of the same owner for the last 22 years.
With only 9,600 miles on the odometer, this McLaren F1 has been driven more than some others but thanks to McLaren and BMW North America, it has been kept in pristine condition and the original Base Silver paint still shimmers under the sun. The interior is finished in black and grey with Connolly leather that seems to look like it is still brand-spanking-new!!
In the last seven years or so, prices for the McLaren F1 have skyrocketed. To give you an idea of how this has happened back in 2010 at Pebble Beach, another U.S.-legal F1 sold for just $3.575 million and in 2013, another F1 fetched $8.47 million. Two years ago, a one of two LM-spec McLaren F1 fetched $13.75 million.
So, in celebration of this incredible vehicle, take a look at the video below and watch as LeMans winner, Andy Wallace, pushes the McLaren F1 to set the world record of an inclredible 391km/h (240.14mph). THis was way back in 1998 – it must have been frightening!
Check out the gallery too and let us know what you think of this amazing vehicle!