A McLaren F1 with just ‘service’ milage on it is up for sale in the UK, still displaying its protective interior covering from new and never road driven.
How much is a McLaren F1 that’s been stored since new worth?
McLaren F1 #060 is one such car, as it’s been cared for and cosseted in Japan since it was bought new, with just a few miles put on the clock in pre-delivery testing and subsequent servicing.
The F1 has never actually been registered and has been stored and cared for by LG Engineering in Japan for its owner, still retains its protective covering on the inside and comes with all the goodies you’d expect, including the Facom Tool Chest and the Tag Heuer watch.
Now, Tom Hartley Jr is advertising the car for sale in the UK, confirming it’s only had one owner from new and still in its original factory Yellow – the only remaining F1 in Yellow (the other was repainted). It shows just 239km.
But the photos accompanying the for sale details look to us to be the same photos which were shown when this car last went up for sale with Art Sports in Japan in 2013.
So we must assume – as Tom Hartley also says #060 has had the same owner from new – that Art Sport didn’t manage to sell it, and now it’s Tom Hartley’s turn to have a bash.
It seems likely the asking price will be somewhere north of £15 million, and whoever buys it will have to do so as an investment, because we can’t see anyone buying this ‘new’ F1 and wrecking its USP by actually using it.
Still, if you have a large chunk of change burning a hole in your pocket – and an itch for an F1 you really must scratch – you’ll be able to do it with this F1.
Just as long as you don’t care about driving it.