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Delivery-mileage McLaren F1 hits the market

Delivery-mileage McLaren F1 hits the market Classic and Performance Car

An unregistered and ‘never driven’ McLaren F1 has surfaced, featuring its original factory protective wrapping.


If you’ve ever dreamt of buying and owning a brand new McLaren F1, there’s still a chance it could happen. A delivery mileage example that has never been driven, or even road registered, has emerged from its original owner. And it’s on the market.
 
Offered for sale by Tom Hartley Jnr, Chassis no. 060 is marketed as the lowest-mileage F1 in the world, with just 239 pre-delivery test kilometers on the clock. The interior comes covered in its original protective wrapping, and everything about this 20 year old car is utterly timewarp.
 
Like all McLaren F1s, this example came with a full accompaniment of Facom tools – both in a chest for the garage and a smaller set of lightweight gold-plated titanium tools to keep in the car. The full luggage set (still in protective wrapping, obviously) and owner's’ manual are with the car, as is the commemorative TAG Heuer watch, engraved with F1’s chassis number. Then there are the extras.
 
The original owner bought the car with a spare LM-style exhaust, GTR steering wheel, passenger over-carpets and a windscreen strip, all of which remain sealed and unused. Other special-order parts include a carbon-backed driver's seat with yellow inserts, as well as the hand-painted signature of designer Gordon Murray on the rear flank. 

Delivery mileage McLaren F1 comes with all of its original tools and extras
 
Prices for the McLaren F1 have seen significant increases since going out of production in 1998. As a landmark piece of automotive history – the first road car to break the 240mph barrier – the F1 was always destined to for greatness, wut with just 106 built in total between 1993 and 1998 – 64 of which are original road cars – Demand has always out-stripped supply on the used market.  
 
The majority of cars have been used, enjoyed and loved by their owners, and most would never sell them willingly. When cars do come on the market, they tend not to hang around. Rowan Atkinson’s fully-rebuilt example reportedly sold for more than £8m in 2015, while one of the very last road cars, fitted with many LM-spec upgrades, sold for $13.75 million at RM Sotheby’s 2015 Monterey auction.
 
The most recent example sold publically was a 9600-mile example at Bonham’s Monterey week auction, which made $15.62 million. There’s no price quoted for this incredibly special machine, but the real question is, could you bear to buy such a magnificent car and never drive it? 

View all of the images and detailso of the McLaren F1 over on Tom Hartley Jnr's website
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