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A 1995 McLaren F1 Just Sold For $20 Million

The classic supercar sold for a winning bid of $20.47 million to a buyer who has chosen to remain anonymous. Whoever they are, they now possess a “unquestionable masterpiece” of automobile craftsmanship.



At least one incredibly noteworthy outcome in the automotive industry came from the recent Monterey Car Week auction over the weekend. After selling for an incredible sum of more than $20 million (including fees), a 1995 McLaren F1 is, according to Robb Report, not only the most expensive car sold at auction this year, but also the most expensive McLaren automobile of all time.

The successful bidder, who has chosen to remain unknown, paid $20.47 million for the vintage supercar. Whoever they are, they now possess a “undisputed masterpiece” of automobile engineering, dubbed the first real hypercar by auto enthusiasts, and one of just 106 McLaren F1s produced between 1992 and 1998. The Gooding & Company auction house handled the sale, and in a press release, David Gooding, the company’s founder, gave the car the same high praise:

“We were incredibly proud to present this exceptional McLaren F1, and tonight, the market confirmed the sheer prowess of this unparalleled supercar from one of the most legendary names in motoring… This transaction was significant for Gooding & Company, the McLaren brand, and the whole automotive industry.”

A 1995 F1, Chassis 029, reputedly the 25th of its 64-unit production run, is the most costly McLaren ever made. With only 243 kilometers on the odometer, it was originally sold to a Japanese collector who kept it in more-or-less immaculate condition before selling it “as arrived” to the present owner. The $20.47 million sale price easily beats previous recent high-end McLaren sales, such as the $15.62 million vehicle that sold in 2017 and another that went for almost $20 million two years later. Pre-sale estimates valued the car at around $15 million.

Watch the video from Gooding & Company below for a look at the priciest vehicle of the year: