British buyer pays £6.2m for McLaren F1

McLaren F1

McLaren F1 is one of the most iconic supercars of all time.

Between 1992 and 1998 just 106 examples were built and only 64 of these were road-going versions with a 627bhp 6.1-litre V12.

The McLaren F1 was at one time also the world’s fastest production car by hitting 243mph in 1998, which just few modern day supercars have managed to beat.

The McLaren F1 road cars original price was £540,000 – a very high price tag for any car in the early 90s, but time has proven it to be a very good investment.

Recently a red McLaren F1 made its way back to British shores, after an anonymous British collector paid around £6.2m for a chassis number 28, which was originally given by McLaren to its Formula One team driver Michael Andretti.

It is also one of only two red F1s and still has Michael Andretti’s signature on the back of the sun visor.

The car had spent some time in Japan and US with different owners, before its new owner commissioned Hertfordshire-based DK Engineering to buy the car.

According to Autocar it took six months to find and secure the car for the client. The purchase price of £6.2m makes this one of the most expensive modern day cars ever sold and surely a great investment for those who bought it for £540,000 around 20 years ago.

The McLaren P1, successor to the F1 is priced from £866,000 and all 375 units were sold shortly after its public debut. It is unlikely the P1 will ever see such an increase in its value as the F1, as it just isn’t as rare and unique, though it is an impressive piece of engineering.

image credits: DK Engineering and Fluid Images


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