The Carbon Black car, chassis number 69, is one of the very last road cars to have been made in 1998. There are five names in the V5 but the car has incredibly done just 2,800 miles in 18 years – that’s just 560 miles for each owner. It is being sold on behalf of the anonymous current owner by McLaren Cars MSO Heritage division in Woking, where the car has been looked after.
And the price? Without any price quoted, McLaren is open to offers. F1s don’t change hands often but when they do – as with last year’s sale of Rowan Atkinson’s car and, at Pebble Beach, of an LM spec F1 – the sums are of the order of £8-9m. And we thought it was expensive in 1994 at £540,000!
A spokesman for McLaren Automotive told GRR: “This is arguably the F1 to go for if you have that kind of money.
“For the lucky buyer it would be like buying a brand new F1. It’s a time-warp car and thus a unique opportunity to get one of the best and last F1 road cars ever made.”