McLaren F1 sold for record amount

Gooding & Company's

According to CNBC, it is the most expensive McLaren F1 ever.

On Friday, an auctioneer at a car auction in California dropped the hammer heavily, having just received a record bid of wild $ 20.5 million. dollars on a McLaren F1 from 1994 in the very special color “Creighton Brown”.

Thus, the hammer blow raised expectations of a price rent of around DKK 15 million. dollars to shame, and this McLaren F1 therefore became the most expensive sold of its kind ever.

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According to the auction house Gooding & Co is this something very special.

»The McLaren F1 is widely recognized as the most important car built in the last four decades. It is a “tour de force” in car engineering with an unsurpassed competition pedigree including a victory at Le Mans. With only 100 street and race F1s built, this car will give its future owner entrance into an extremely exclusive club, “said Gooding & Company’s senior specialist David Brynan in a press release in connection with the auction of the coveted car being announced .

The engine in the car is a 6-liter V-12 that provides more than 600 horsepower, which can bring it well over 300 km / h. In addition, the odometer in this particular McLaren F1 has not yet traveled 400 kilometers.

When the McLaren F1 hit the streets in the mid-1990s, they were typically sold for around 800,000 to 1 million. dollars, and it is safe to say that prices have risen sharply since then. A phenomenon that is currently not only seen among the most expensive cars on the market, but which has also been seen among ordinary cars in recent times in the United States.

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In June, the corona crisis and the lack of chips in the automotive industry caused the prices of certain car models to rummage around in higher air layers than the original sales prices when they were new. The prices of used cars had thus risen by more than 30 per cent in one year.