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McLaren F1 ‘LM-spec’ headlines RM Sotheby’s Pinnacle Portfolio sale

McLaren F1 ‘LM-spec’ headlines RM Sotheby’s Pinnacle Portfolio sale Classic and Performance Car

A collection of over 30 stunning supercars, including a factory upgraded McLaren F1 road car, Lamborghini Reventon, Ferrari 250 LM and a pair of Veyrons is to be sold at Monterey

RM Sotheby’s has announced that it is adding another day to its annual Monterey auction – which now runs on 13-15 August - due to the consignment of the Pinnacle Portfolio. It is described as ‘a private automobile collection of unprecedented value’, and includes a McLaren F1, Lamborghini Reventon and a number of top-level Ferraris.

That’s a bold claim, but when you scroll through the full list of cars (see here for the list) it becomes very clear that this is an extremely serious collection of incredible cars. It’s difficult to know where to start, but we like the look of the McLaren F1 ‘LM-spec road car’ (top image).

Built to special order by the division now known as McLaren Special Operations, chassis 073 was the penultimate F1 to leave the Woking production line, with a few special upgrades. First of all, this is a road-legal car with a fully trimmed interior, however it was specified with the extra high-downforce pack as well as an LM-spec engine. It’s perhaps one of the most unusual configurations, even getting a factory-fitted sat nav system.

Here are a few other early highlights from the collection:

Ferrari Enzo

The last ever Ferrari Enzo

Even an ordinary Enzo would be deserving of a place in this collection, but this isn’t just any old Enzo. This was the final Enzo built, which was given to the late Pope John Paul II by Ferrari boss Luca di Montezemolo. It was fully laden with options, including a carbon fibre rear spoiler, Daytona seats as well as a personal inscription to the pope. The Enzo was sold, with profits going to charity, and is now offered with a mere 188km of the clock. Other ‘modern’ Ferraris in the sale include a 288 GTO, F50 and...

Ferrari F40 LM

The last ever Ferrari F40 LM

The Ferrari F40 was a huge success for the company and sold well. Very well in fact, making it surprisingly common – especially in this company. This isn’t the case for the LM version seen here though, of which 17 factory cars were produced. This one is in great condition, and has never been raced.

Bugatti Veyron

Bugatti Veyrons

While it might be hugely expensive, the Bugatti Veyron has yet to prove itself in the collector car auction scene, but the two offered in this collection are significant for a number of reasons. The first reason is that one of the cars here is the first Veyron ever built. It’s chassis number 001, and represents a significant part of history for bugatti. The Veyron was the car to take the crown off the McLaren F1’s top speed record, with monumental development costs to make it as user-friendly and safe as possible while doing it. The other Veyron offered is chassis number 300, and one of eight 1200bhp, Super Sport models that made it into the US.

Lamborghini Reventon

Lamborghini Reventon

How do you make a Lamborghini even more wild? Simply give it a fighter jet-inspired interior, and stealthy bodywork like this Reventon. Just 20 were produced, and it remains hugely impressive to this day.

Maserati MC12

Maserati MC12

Based around the chassis of the Ferrari Enzo, Maserati created the MC12 to go racing, but 50 road cars were built and sold to customers. With a removable targa-style roof, it’s the closest you can get to an Enzo spider…

Want to see the rest of the collection? See the full list of cars with images and descriptions here
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