McLaren F1 sold for $5.5M

McLaren F1
McLaren F1

Sold by a British dealer.

A dealer from the UK has managed to sell a McLaren F1 for 3.5M GBP (5.5M USD).

Tom Hartley Jr. (aged 29) has been selling cars since he was 11 and his recent transaction was of a McLaren F1. He considers the F1 as being the “best car ever built” because it was “light-years ahead of its rivals”.

As a reminder, the McLaren F1 was manufactured between 1993 and 1998 and came with a V12 6.1-liter engine producing 627 hp (467 kW). Thanks to its low curb weight it was able to perform the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in only 3.2 seconds and reach 243 mph (391 km/h).

McLaren built only 64 road-legal units. Jay Leno and Rowan Atkinson are two of the most famous owners, with the latter crashing his car not once, but twice.

Source: thesun.co.uk

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siranto siranto
Still my favorite of all time!
Nov 10th, 2012 11:42pm
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DBaskov DBaskov
In my opinion this is probably the best supercar ever made. McLaren has some big shoes to fill with so-called F1 successor.
Nov 10th, 2012 2:36am
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norther norther
who is the buyer?
Nov 10th, 2012 2:06am
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NYyanks NYyanks
A car that was way ahead of it's time, now in 2012 a timeless classic, awesome!
Nov 10th, 2012 1:01am
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My dream car. Pity, I had to pick such a rare and uber-expensive car to wish for... sigh.
Nov 10th, 2012 12:33am
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ZHPRegistryNet ZHPRegistryNet
"because it was “light-years ahead of its rivals”" -- what rivals??? 20 years later, I am still looking for anything that will be remotely this sensational.
Nov 9th, 2012 10:36pm
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MercLeRoux MercLeRoux
That all?? hahaha small change! That is one lucky person, a true legend of a car. I remember the first time i saw this car, it was love at first sight and then 'driving' it in Need for Speed back in 1998. One day ;)
Nov 9th, 2012 8:46pm
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inlinesix inlinesix
There are plenty of very famous F1 owners. Leno and Atkinson just happen to make people laugh for a living.
Nov 9th, 2012 8:05pm
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MattAAron MattAAron
paid $3.2 mil for mine
Nov 9th, 2012 8:05pm
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