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August 16, 2021

Will You Drive This P 1-Billion McLaren F1?

Setting a record auction price of US$ 20.465 million (P 1.031 billion), this is now the most expensive McLaren F1 ever.

A unique “time capsule,” this particular 1995 McLaren F1 road car had less than 390 kilometers on its odometer. More than its low mileage, it was sold in its “as delivered” state meaning it had its date-coded Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, original FACOM tool chest, fitted luggage, titanium tool kit, commemorative Driving Ambition book, and the special TAG Heuer watch. Of course, it was also carefully maintained throughout the years.

This road going example beat the previous record for a McLaren F1 road car set at US$ 15.62 million (P 789 million) set in 2017. Only an example that had been converted at the McLaren Special Operations Woking factory to the ultra-rare LM specification has come close in the recent past, selling for $19.8 million in 2019 (P 1.000 billion).

The record-breaking 1995 model was the 25th road car built, and the only one finished in a stunning one-off color, named Creighton Brown, after one of the executives who was instrumental in establishing the fledgling McLaren Cars company. This distinctive exterior is complemented by a Light Tan and Dark Brown leather upholstery inside the three-seater cockpit.

Just 106 of the iconic three-seater, V-12-engined F1 road cars were produced between 1992 and 1998, with just 64 being completed to original road car specification. To this day it remains the fastest naturally aspirated production car with a top speed of 240 mph (386 km/h)—helping to cement its status as one of the most desirable of all collector cars.

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