The McLaren F1 rewrote the supercar rule book when it came out in 1993. With only 64 road legal examples built between 1993 and 1998, the original F1 is one of the rarest and highly regarded models among collectors and the highly crucial task to maintain and manage this rare breed is with McLaren Special Operations (MSO) who have just put one of the cars for sale.
The car in question is one of the last ever and finest examples of the the F1. Bearing chassis #069, this particular example is in factory condition, having covered less than 2,800 miles (4506km) since new.
During 1998, only six examples of the original F1 were completed, and chassis #069 was the 60th model overall to be hand-built in Woking, England. It’s finished in carbon black and features stealth finish to the 17-inch centre-locking magnesium wheels. The central driving seat is finished in black and contrasting red leather, with the dual passenger seats upholstered in alcantara.
The McLaren F1 is the brainchild of Gordon Murray and Peter Stevens and was developed using Formula 1 expertise and technology. It’s the first road car to feature a full carbon fibre chassis, and with a central driving position and an engine bay lined with gold.
Powered by a naturally-aspirated mid-mounted 6.1-litre BMW V12 engine producing 627bhp, it broke the record for the fastest production road car with a top speed of 390.7kmph back in its heyday and, more than 20 years on, still holds the title of the fastest naturally-aspirated production road car ever built.