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1995 McLaren F1 Chassis No. 029

• Originally estimated to change hands for more than $15 million, the V12-engined supercar also happens to be a time capsule. Less than 390 kilometers (242 miles) have been clocked since it left the assembly line

Design

• the V12-engined supercar also happens to be a time capsule. Less than 390 kilometers (242 miles) have been clocked since it left the assembly line. First owned by a Japanese collector, the Creighton Brown-painted model was primarily kept in static museum display over the first 17 years of existence.

Performance

• All records, receipts, and correspondence were included in the sale, along with the factory-issue luggage set, handbook folio, and tool roll. As expected of such a sought-after machine, chassis number 029 still features the original communication modem, torque wrench, titanium hand tools, owner’s manual, two sets of keys, as well as the service and warranty book. Also included is a TAG Heuer 6000 chronograph watch and a deluxe copy of "Driving Ambition: The Official Inside Story of the McLaren F1" by Doug Nye.

Production

• The most expensive McLaren is the 1995 McLaren F1 Chassis No. 029. Gooding & Co. auctioned this car in 2021, expecting it to sell for about $15 million. But this McLaren exceeded expectations, reaching a final bid of $20.5 million before changing hands. Though this sportscar is similar to the F1 Chassis No. 044, it has fewer miles on the odometer. While the No. 044 had about 10,000 miles under its belt when it sold at auction, the No. 029’s mileage was sitting at less than 300 miles.