The perfect McLaren F1? McLaren Special Operations selling 2800-mile car

Low-mileage example of possibly the definitive supercar goes up for sale through McLaren itself - price upon application...

In 1993, the McLaren F1’s price tag of £600,000 seemed quite expensive. That’s because it was quite expensive, but today it looks something of a bargain when the best examples are climbing ever closer to eight-figure sums.

It takes something quite special for a car to stand out in an already rarefied market, but the F1 offered for sale by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) could be such a car.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to our exclusive new offer and SAVE 39% on the shop price, get evo for its original cover price of £3.00 an issue, plus get a FREE gift worth £20!

Chassis #069, one of the last produced by McLaren as production wound to a close in 1998, has covered fewer than 2800 miles since new. Like all F1s, it’s also been meticulously maintained by McLaren Special Operations itself throughout its life.

Despite its numeric allocation, it was actually the 60th car to be built by the factory, finished in a coat of Carbon Black paintwork with matching centrelock, 17-inch magnesium wheels.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

One neat feature of F1s is the contrasting colour to its central driver’s seat – done to draw attention to its commanding position within the car. Here, the hot seat is trimmed in black and red leather, while the passenger seats are finished in Alcantara. The steering wheel too and the curvaceous dashboard both wear a coating of the suede-like material.

Other items included in the sale are fitted luggage, a Facom titanium tool kit (and matching tool box), all relevant books and literature – one of which is the ‘Driving Ambition’ McLaren F1 book – and a limited-edition owner’s watch.

Unsurprisingly, no price is quoted for chassis #069, and interested parties must contact MSO directly to make further enquiries.

Want to know more about the F1? Henry Catchpole talks you around chassis #046 in the video below.

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/mclaren/201626/mclaren-elva-production-run-reduced-to-249-units
McLaren

McLaren Elva production run reduced to 249 units

3 Apr 2020
Visit/bugatti/202400/bugatti-chiron-veyron-and-eb110-gather-for-a-photoshoot-of-dreams
Bugatti

Bugatti Chiron, Veyron and EB110 gather for a photoshoot of dreams

31 Mar 2020
Visit/corvette/202016/1200bhp-hennessey-c8-corvette-shown-testing-on-video
Corvette

1200bhp Hennessey C8 Corvette shown testing on video

26 Mar 2020
Visit/porsche/911-turbo/202379/new-porsche-911-turbo-gains-lightweight-and-sport-packages
Porsche 911 Turbo

New Porsche 911 Turbo gains Lightweight and Sport packages 

26 Mar 2020
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/bentley/202227/ps15m-bentley-bacalar-revealed-in-six-new-designs
Bentley

£1.5m Bentley Bacalar revealed in six new designs

Bentley’s exclusive Mulliner brand is returning to low-volume manufacturing with the striking Bacalar convertible
3 Apr 2020
Visit/porsche/718-boxster/202408/new-porsche-boxster-t-2020-review
Porsche 718 Boxster

New Porsche Boxster T 2020 review

In many ways the best 718 Boxster to drive, but that sadly doesn’t paper over the inadequacies of the flat-four engine
2 Apr 2020
Visit/used-cars/19675/used-car-deals-of-the-week
used cars

Best used cars for sale this week

We’ve delved into the classifieds and chosen our favourite cars for sale this week
1 Apr 2020
Visit/hyundai/201819/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-nurburgring
Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Nurburgring

We brought the Hyundai i30 Fastback back to its spiritual home in Germany's Eifel mountains, where there is a racing track you might well have heard o…
7 Oct 2019