By Stewart Smith on 2016-04-29 - Stewart was the former motoring editor of the Coventry Telegraph and is now a freelance contributor to Eurekar. He is based in Scotland and specialises in First Drive reviews.
McLaren F1 up for
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IF you've got Â£10,000,000-plus burning a hole in your pocket then McLaren has one of the rarest cars in the world for sale - a 1998 F1.
The McLaren F1 is regarded by many as the car which rewrote the supercar rule book.
With only 64 road car examples built between 1993 and 1998, the original McLaren F1 is one of the rarest and most highly-regarded models among collectors, enthusiasts and petrol heads.
McLaren Special Operations continues to maintain and manage McLaren F1s globally, and is offering one of last - and what it describes as one of the finest examples - of this highly-regarded model for sale.
The car, McLaren F1 chassis No.069 is in factory condition, and has covered fewer than 2,800 miles since new.
Powered by a naturally-aspirated mid-mounted 6.1-litre V12 engine producing 627bhp, it broke the record for fastest production road car with a top speed of 242.8 mph and, more than 20 years on, still holds the title of fastest naturally-aspirated production road car ever built.
During 1998, only six examples of the original McLaren F1 were completed, and chassis 069 was the 60th model overall to be hand-built at the McLaren factory in Woking, Surrey.
It is finished in Carbon Black and complimented by subtle detailing throughout, including a stealth finish to the 17-inch centre-locking magnesium wheels.
The central driving seat - a characteristic of the F1 - is finished in black and contrasting red leather, with the dual passenger seats upholstered in Alcantara.
The supercar is UK registered with all UK taxes paid and is being offered for sale on behalf of a private client exclusively through McLaren Special Operations Heritage division.
It comes with fitted luggage, a complete Facom titanium lightweight tool kit and Facom tool box, all books and literature, including the correct numbered LM Edition of the "Driving Ambition" McLaren F1 book and a limited edition McLaren F1 owner's watch.
A McLaren spokesman said that the price of the vehicle was by application only but would be in line with the value of other F1s sold recently - one of which went for more than $13,000,000 dollars when sold in the United States.
Last year actor Rowan Atkinson, who famously crashed an F1 twice, sold his vehicle for around £8 million.
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