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This 240-Mile McLaren F1 Might Be the Most Original Example on the Planet

If you’re the type of collector who loves originality, this McLaren F1 could be your new crown jewel. It’s been driven just 387 kilometers (240 miles) since it rolled off McLaren’s factory line in 1995, having spent most of its life in a private collection. Now, it’s coming up for auction at Pebble Beach this summer.

McLaren F1 chassis 029, painted in Creighton Brown, is one of just 64 road cars built in the mid-Nineties by McLaren. According to the sellers at Gooding & Co., it’s likely one of the most original F1s in existence. Everything looks to be like it was from the factory, down to the original Goodyear Eagle F1 tires. The car comes included with all of the special toolkits and luggage sets as it did new, a plus for any discerning collector.

The brainchild of famed designer Gordon Murray, F1s can fetch upwards of $20 million in today’s collector market, even with high mileage, accident history, and unoriginal paint. This one has spent the majority of its time in a Japanese collection, untouched by the outside world for years. Of all the F1 road cars, it’s certainly among the most desirable. For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.

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