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So, back in Post #79, there was an F1 meet...well, the pictures from that have been posted online. Whoa momma @ the high-res pics...lotsa wallpaper material...










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Post 1995 McLaren F1 Heading To Gooding & Co. Auction For $12-14 Million

From here: http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...ble-beach-2014

While the Ferrari 250s and 275s continue to dominate the record sale prices at collector car auctions around the world, the McLaren F1 appears to be gaining ground, with this pristine three-owner example expected to bring $12,000,000 to $14,000,000 at auction during this year’s Gooding & Company auction during the Monterey Car Week ahead of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

The only McLaren F1 to be finished in Marlboro white, this 1995 example comes complete with the original manual, tool kit, and fitted luggage—and it has only 1,004 miles on the odometer. It’s practically brand new.

An extensive service by McLaren in 2008 freshened all of the things that age whether a 20-year-old car is driven or not, ensuring that the 627-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-12 engine is ready and waiting for its new owner—even though it will probably end up right back in storage somewhere.

Stay tuned for more Pebble Beach week coverage as we prepare to head out and don our finest golf wear to ogle some of the most amazing cars in the universe.






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Quite a price
They say money can't buy happiness.


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My brother is in contact with McLaren to get them to have their cars picked up on the East Coast by owners and driven and raced around Watkins Glen. I'll keep you posted.
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A rare look at the owner's manual for the F1...

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11 things we learned about the McLaren F1



Pretty amusing the rear lights were from a Italian bus and Ron Dennis didn't see it until it was completed.
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Mr. Bean to sell his F1 for $12M. Wow...and this is a car that's gone through a couple of accidents...

McLaren only ever built 106 examples of its F1 supercar, and of these just 72 were designed for the road. One of these 72 road-going F1s was bought new by actor Rowan Atkinson (famous for playing Mr. Bean) back in 1997, and he’s now put it up for sale priced at a staggering £8 million, which at current exchange rates works out to be $12 million.

The car is up for sale at London dealer Taylor & Crawley, whose owner David Clark recently spoke with the U.K.’s Western Morning News (via World Car Fans). He said he expects a lot of interest for the car despite its relatively high—for an exotic—41,000-mile odometer reading and the fact that it’s been involved in two accidents, one of them rather serious.

Clark, who worked for McLaren when the F1 was launched and is an F1 owner himself, said this particular example, which features a unique burgundy paint scheme, is almost like a new car because of the restoration work done on it. The repair bill alone for the crash that took place in 2011 was more than $1.4 million and is thought to be the U.K.’s highest ever insurance payout for a single vehicle accident.

When Atkinson bought the car, the price tag was £540,000 ($810,000). But as we’ve seen in the world of classic and collector cars, prices over the past several years have soared. This particular F1 also has that celebrity factor.

The F1 was launched on the market in 1994 and remained in production for four years. The cars came with a mid-mounted 6.1-liter V-12 developing 627 horsepower. This was enough for 0-62 mph acceleration in 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 241 mph. The latter remained unmatched until the arrival of the Bugatti Veyron more than a decade later.
Source: Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) Selling His McLaren F1 For $12 Million
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It's great he actually drove it regularily too. ^^
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$12m.....amazing.
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Mr Bean's McLaren F1 Up For Sale - News

Bean has put 41K miles on his F1
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that car has aged remarkably well!
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The Bean F1 was sorta a love/hate thing for McLaren. The crash showed the strength of the chassis and was positive press media, but Bean wanting it repaired caused alot of disruption within the McLaren repair center. The damage to the CF monocoque was pretty bad. The prepreg for the F1 was no longer made (prepreg has a shelf life and must be kept in vacuum and a fridge), the composite engineers had to find acceptable alternative for such a large repair. McLaren did several test pieces to ensure it adhered well to the original material.

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So, who wants to start an AZ timeshare on this?
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I wonder how fast it will sell.
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Info and rest of photoset here: http://thesupercarkids.com/shooting-...te-collection/

Oops...just noted it was already posted by srika in the CPotD thread.

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Cool

The F1 GT Longtail was featured in this year's Geneva Auto Show...



More gorgeous images and information on this uber-rare F1 here: McLAREN F1 GT
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The F1 GT Longtail was featured in this year's Geneva Auto Show...



More gorgeous images and information on this uber-rare F1 here: McLAREN F1 GT







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Linking to the other post (regarding the P1's comparo to the F1): https://acurazine.com/forums/automot.../#post15407318
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McLaren To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of Le Mans Victory With F1 Parade

The McLaren F1 secured its place in motorsport history 20 years ago when five lightly modified examples wearing the GTR badge crossed the finish line of the world’s most famous endurance race in France to complete one of the most important results the event had ever seen. We are, of course, talking about the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, where a McLaren F1 was the overall winner. Although not as fast as some of the prototypes competing that year, the reliability of the BMW-sourced V-12 ensured the cars dominated.

At this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, McLaren’s five F1 GTRs that finished the 1995 running of the prestigious race, including the overall winner from Kokusai Aihatsu Racing (pictured above), will take to the Circuit de la Sarthe in honor of the 20 years since that epic race. The five F1 GTRs will take to the track prior to this year’s race led by the latest McLaren model to wear the famous GTR badge, the P1 GTR, for which will the outing will be its dynamic debut.

The P1 GTR will lead the charge driven by French former racer Yannick Dalmas, who was part of the winning driver lineup of the 1995 race. His teammates J.J. Lehto and Masanori Sekiya will also join the parade, along with owners of the limited edition 650S Le Mans unveiled back in January. McLaren has a number of festivities planned as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations, and there are rumors that the highlight may be the announcement of an entry to the production car-based GTE category for 2016.

This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans takes place on the weekend starting June 13.
McLaren To Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of Le Mans Victory With F1 Parade

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BoostedJack/Altegris: Please buy this!

An uber-rare 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail is up for sale, and making this one just that little bit more special is its “Top Gear” sponsorship stickers. Yes, this classic racer was briefly sponsored by Top Gear the magazine back in 1997 when it competed in the FIA GT Championship under the auspices of British team GTC Motorsport.

The car bears chassis number 028R, which means it was the 10th and final GTR Longtail to be built. It actually started out life as chassis number 027R but needed to be rebuilt after being damaged during a shake-down test.

It was retired at the end of the 1997 season and sold to a German owner. In 2004, he sold the car to a person in Japan who had hoped to race it but never got around to doing so. That Japanese owner sold the car again in 2009 and then in 2012 it was sold to its current owner at a Pebble Beach auction. Now it’s up for sale once again.

Another F1 GTR Longtail was sold for $5.28 million a year ago, so it’s not unreasonable to expect similar money for this one. We doubt any collector would pay anywhere close to the $12 million actor Rowan Atkinson (famous for playing Mr. Bean) was asking for his F1 road car—complete with crash history—albeit with the current investment interest in rare cars we certainly could be proven wrong.

For anyone that’s interested, the car is being sold through McLaren Automotive, and according to Top Gear it’s possible to convert it into a road car. At least two other F1 GTR Longtails have undergone the transformation.
Source: McLaren F1 GTR Once Sponsored By Top Gear Up For Sale

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^^What's the status of the Fort Knox...ahem..."project"? Do I need to donate another $34.50 for tools?
STILL DIGGING, DAMMIT.

And stop sending us the LEGO Minifig-sized shovels, you jerk!
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STILL DIGGING, DAMMIT.

And stop sending us the LEGO Minifig-sized shovels, you jerk!
$34.50 only goes so far.
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$34.50 only goes so far.


No kidding...and didn't help that Kumar here took the wrong turn at Albuquerque and accidentally got us to some Mexican drug cartel guy's mom's home in Mexico.
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Cool 1 of 3 Existing McLaren F1 GT at Goodwood



Representing the Heritage division of MSO is one of the rarest road cars ever built, the McLaren F1 GT. The car, one of just three examples built, is on loan to McLaren for display at Goodwood, and features a livery that echoes the famous monochrome design of the McLaren F1 team during the late ‘90s, driven to back-to-back world titles by Finnish racing driver Mika Hakkinen in 1998 and ‘99.
Source: McLaren Celebrating Its Motorsports Legends, Rolls Out Alain Prost-Inspired P1








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Post McLaren F1 Upgraded To LM Spec Going Under The Hammer

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Considering there were just over 100 McLaren F1s ever built, of which only 72 were built for the road, it’s surprising how often the cars trade hands. Just last month we reported on British actor Rowan Atkinson, famous for playing the titular character on the hit comedy Mr. Bean, selling his rare burgundy example for a sum estimated to be in excess of $12 million. Now another F1, one of the last ones to be built, is headed for auction, and this one’s likely to go for an even higher sum.

The car is a 1998 example bearing chassis #073, and it started out life as one of the 64 regular F1 road cars. Other road-going examples include the uber-rare LM and GT cars. But the original owner of this particular F1 commissioned the McLaren factory to upgrade the car to LM specification, which means both the car’s powerand downforce have been increased. And this also makes the car unique in that it has the mechanical upgrades of the LM cars but with the creature comforts of the regular F1s.

The 6.1-liter V-12 engine fitted to the LM cars, including this conversion, was rated as high as 691 horsepower, matching the output of the legendary F1 GTRs that raced and won overall at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans. Together with the extra power, weight was dropped by approximately 130 pounds, and extra cooling and downforce producing aero was installed. The 0-60 mph time for the cars was less than 4.0 seconds, and the extra downforce meant the top speed was lowered to approximately 225 mph from 240 mph for the regular F1.

The auction for this car will take place at an RM Auctions event running in Monterey, California from August 13-15. The auction is one of the satellite events for the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance which takes place August 16.
Source: McLaren F1 Upgraded To LM Spec Going Under The Hammer
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Oone sexy beast! Only took more den a decade for a car to beat it! Still i think its the fastest car in the world! Naturally aspirated that is! No boosting like the bugatti
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McLaren F1 Upgraded To LM Spec Sells For $13.75 Million At Monterey Auction

BoostedJack was obviously the buyer.

Source: McLaren F1 Upgraded To LM Spec Sells For $13.75 Million At Monterey Auction

Considering there were just over 100 McLaren F1s ever built, of which only 72 were built for the road, it’s surprising how often the cars trade hands. Only in June we reported on British actor Rowan Atkinson, famous for playing the titular character on the hit comedy Mr. Bean, selling his rare burgundy example for a sum estimated to be in excess of $12 million. Now another F1, one of the last ones to be built, has sold at an auction in Monterey for a staggering $13.75 million, the highest figure we've seen paid for the car.

The car, part of the incredible Pinnacle Portfolio being sold this weekend, is a 1998 example bearing chassis #073, and it started out life as one of the 64 regular F1 road cars. In fact, it was the penultimate version built. Other road-going examples of the F1 include the uber-rare LM and GT cars.

But the mysterious owner of this particular F1 commissioned the McLaren factory to upgrade the car to LM specification, which means both the car’s power and downforce have been increased. And this also makes the car unique in that it has the mechanical upgrades of the LM cars together with the creature comforts of the regular F1s.

The 6.1-liter V-12 engine fitted to the LM cars, including this conversion, was rated as high as 691 horsepower, matching the output of the legendary F1 GTRs that raced and won overall at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans. Together with the extra power, weight was dropped by approximately 130 pounds, and extra cooling and downforce producing aero was installed. The 0-60 mph time for the cars was less than 4.0 seconds, and the extra downforce meant the top speed was lowered to approximately 225 mph from 240 mph for the regular F1.

The auction took place at the RM Auctions event, one of the satellite events for this weekend's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
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