A brand new McLaren F1 is now for sale
This F1 has been preserved from new having never turned a wheel in anger
If you’ve ever wondered what a new McLaren F1 looks like, then wonder no more. This Dandelion Yellow example is chassis number 060, and it’s the lowest mileage F1 in existence having covered only 148 miles (239 km) since it rolled out of the Woking production facility.
Don’t think that it’s seen any road action either, all 148 miles covered were a result of the McLaren pre-delivery testing only. Everything part of the car is brand new and unused having remained preserved and unregistered in the 20 years since it was built.
The car has been listed for sale via Tom Hartley Junior, who stated in an Instagram that this F1 has “never been driven or registered from new, the one and only owner deciding to preserve it exactly as delivered.”
This ‘preservation’ included keeping the factory interior protective wrapping in place meaning that this F1 has likely never even been sat in by its owner either. Included in the sale are the leather-cased owner's handbooks, tool roll with its original gold-plated titanium tools, a full luggage set still in factory protective wrapping (of course), and the unused TAG Heuer watch complete with the chassis number engraved on the watch face.
As if all this unused kit wasn’t enough, the original owner ordered this F1 with special items including an LM style spare exhaust system, an extra GTR style steering wheel with an F1 logo painted to match the Dandelion Yellow bodywork and a windscreen strip. All of these parts are unused and again (you guessed it) come complete in their original factory protective wrapping in place.
Other unique features of this F1 are the special order removable suede finished steering wheel, the matching yellow straps on the driver’s seat and the hand-painted signature of the F1’s legendary designer on the rear right-hand side of the car.
The McLaren F1 features a BMW sourced 6.1-litre V12 engine producing 627 bhp, this all made it to the road via a six-speed manual gearbox. It was the hypercar of its day with a 0-60mph dash of 3.2 seconds and an official top speed of 231mph (A speed of 243mph was later set by Andy Wallace in a private test), and with examples becoming rarer and selling for prices ranging from £12-15 million.
We have contacted Tom Hartley Junior in regards what this F1 will actually cost a very wealthy buyer, as always if you have to ask then the chances are you (and us) cannot afford it.
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All images credit - tomhartleyjnr.com