My Car Quest

September 23, 2021

The Highest Price in Monterey This Year – A McLaren F1?

by Mike Gulett –

All McLaren F1 cars are special but the one sold at the Gooding auction in Pebble Beach during Monterey Car Week 2021 is extra special. First it is a one-off color – a beautiful brown called Creighton Brown. And second it has only 390 Km (242 miles) since new.

I know you all have stories about the special cars that got away and yes I have one about a McLaren F1. It was about 15 years ago when my favorite classic car salesman called me and offered a yellow McLaren F1 for only $1.7 million. I looked at it and thought it was too expensive.

I suspect that yellow may also be a one-off color for the McLaren F1. It eventually went to auction in Monterey and sold for $1.7 million including dealer premium. Imagine the deal I could have made if I would have been serious because I could have prevented the dealer from incurring the auction fees and I would not have had an auction fee either. I may have been able to buy it for $1.5 to 1.6 million directly from the dealer (if I could have found the money) and today it is worth…a lot more. Maybe not $20 million but a lot more than $1.7 million. Another lesson learned.

Gooding writes,

Car Highlights

An Extraordinary McLaren F1 Road Car; One of Only 64 Examples Built

Singular Color Scheme: Creighton Brown with Light Tan and Brazilian Brown Upholstery

Exceptional Time Capsule Condition with Less than 390 Km from New

Delivered New to Japan; Federalized by JK Technologies and US Titled

Offered with FACOM Tool Chest, Luggage, Handbooks, Tool Roll, and Watch

A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity for Discerning Collectors

Technical Specs

6,064 CC S70/2 DOHC V-12 Engine

Sequential Closed-Loop Fuel Injection

627 BHP at 7,500 RPM

6-Speed Manual Transaxle

4-Wheel Ventilated Brembo Disc Brakes

4-Wheel Independent Double-Wishbone Suspension

Chassis – SA9AB5AC9S1048029

McLaren Chassis No. 029

SOLD $20,465,000

Estimate – In Excess of $15,000,000

McLaren F1

Let us know what you think in the Comments.

 

 

McLaren F1

Photo compliments of Gooding.
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All McLaren F1 cars are special but the one sold at the Gooding auction in Pebble Beach during Monterey Car Week 2021 is extra special.
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  1. Byron H LaMotte says

    Wow!!
    What did the Grifos sell for?

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