Available at Pebble Beach: 1995 McLaren F1
This is much, much newer than the typical fare here on The Chicane, but I think I include it here for good reason. This machine has already proven itself to be one of the great collectable sportscars of the modern era and examples will doubtless be drawing top dollar at auctions for decades to come. This distinction, however, is not without a curse all its own. This car was masterfully constructed by McLaren in 1995. In the 19 years since, this poor neglected piece of perfect has driven a scant 1,000 miles. That’s just over 50 miles a year.
What’s the point?
When this McLaren F1 crosses the block at Gooding & Co’s Pebble Beach auction next month, there’s a very good chance that it will achieve the estimated hammer price of $12,000,000 – $14,000,000. If you’re the one to take her home, do yourself a favor and drive it a little, wouldja?
More information at Gooding’s Lot Detail page.
It’s not a useful car. Imagine taking it for lunch in the next town over, even on rural roads.
And I wonder how many F-1 owners have done track days. A good guess is none.
The F-1 is an investment grade trailer queen, nothing more.
A million dollars when new was a great deal. My theory is if you’re not going to drive it, then you might as well buy stocks.
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