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McLaren F1 that has only driven 245 miles expected to fetch more than £15m at auction

  • The supercar from 1995 is only of only 64 road cars made in this specification
  • It’s accompanied by original matching accessories
  • RM Sotheby’s believe this is one of the lowest mileage F1 examples in the world

Time 4:41 am, April 28, 2024

A 1995 McLaren F1 with only 245 miles on the clock is expected to sell for more than $20 million (circa £15m) next month.

The ‘Creighton Brown’ supercar famously designed by Gordon Murray is believed to be one of the lowest-mileage F1s in the world, according to auction house RM Sotheby’s.

The McLaren F1 was one of the fastest cars of the time period and with a top speed of 240.1mph powered by its 6.1-litre V12, remains competitive even with modern supercars.

It also features a central driving position with both passengers seated on either side of the driver. In all, only 106 examples of the F1 were ever created with this brown-over-light-tan version being the only one of its type finished in this specification.

Of that original run, just 64 standard road cars were produced.

The car also comes accompanied by a range of original accessories, including custom-fitted luggage, a full tool chest and tool roll, and a one-off TAG Heuer watch made specifically for the car and inscribed with this vehicle’s chassis number.

It’s being sold through Sotheby’s Sealed online auction, with bidding opening on May 13 and running until May 16.

Shelby Myers, head of private sales, RM Sotheby’s, said: ‘Often dubbed as ‘the modern-day Ferrari 250 GTO,’ very few assets have experienced the value appreciation seen in the McLaren, drawing comparisons to timeless artwork showcased in the world’s most renowned museums.

‘It’s not just a vehicle; it’s a masterpiece.’

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Rebecca has been a motoring and business journalist since 2014, previously writing and presenting for titles such as the Press Association, Auto Express and Car Buyer. She has worked in many roles for Car Dealer Magazine’s publisher Blackball Media including head of editorial.

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