Actor Rowan Atkinson selling his McLaren F1 for £8 million

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McLaren F1 is one of the most iconic modern day supercars, with just 64 road-going models built between 1992 and 1998.

One of the most famous owners of the McLaren F1 is Rowan Atkinson, who has crashed his car twice.

The first time was a low-speed rear hit with an Austin Metro back in 1999 and the second time in 2011 was much more serious, when he wrapped the car around a road sign.

That did not work well for the insurance company as the total cost to rebuild the car was close to £1million.

The car was rebuilt by McLaren Special Operations and we are sure the car was after just as good, or perhaps even better than before the crash.

What we really love about Mr. Atkinson is that he really drove the car having put 41,000 miles on it.

Shortly after buying the F1, Atkinson strapped his two young children into their child seats and they went on a five-hour drive to Cornwall for a holiday.

Behind them was a 6.1-litre V12 engine developing a staggering 627bhp – a record for a non super or turbocharged car.

The result is a supercar which will do 0-62mph in 3.2 seconds and accelerate all the way to 241mph.

Looks like he is ready to part with this great car as it is on sale at Taylor and Crawley in London for whopping £8 million for it. Not a bad investment as the original price of the car was £540,000.

“It was never bought as an investment,” he says. “I bought it for the quality of the thinking that went into its design, and now it has become a thing of value, it is time for it to be enjoyed by someone else.”

Last May another F1 in UK changed owners for £6.2 million, then another one shortly after crashed very badly in Italy.

Mr. Atkinson’s black purple F1 has an interesting history and we are quite sure the car will have a new owner very soon as this is the kind of car that just won’t be getting any cheaper with time.

via: Western Daily Press


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