Even among the 64 total comparable McLaren F1s built, McLaren F1 Chassis No. 029 is a special car. This is the car that has just 240 original miles, a pristine example of what is nothing less than the perfect supercar. When it was announced as part of this weekend’s Gooding & Company auction at Pebble Beach, we estimated that it would sell for around $20 million. It sold yesterday for a stunning $20,465,000.
Like all F1s, Chassis No. 029 is powered by a BMW-derived 6.1-liter V-12, is piloted from a center-mounted seat, and is capable of a jaw-dropping 231 miles per hour. All of this makes it nothing less than one of the greatest cars ever built, making this nearly-untouched example with the original Goodyear Eagle F1 tires a perfect time capsule of automotive perfection itself. The $20 million is a notable price, but the value is not from its mileage and preservation alone; a similar F1 sold four years ago for $15 million. For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.