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1995 McLaren F1 Chassis No. 044

• By 1995, McLaren Group had improved upon their original F1 design, releasing several more McLaren F1 supercars that tempted affluent buyers to add a McLaren to their garage. Secondly, this is one of the special LM versions, making it even rarer than other F1s. You hardly see these cars hit public auctions, so opportunities to snap them up are few and far between.

• This F1 is also historically significant to the McLaren brand, as it was the first F1 imported to the U.S. So, whether you’re a car collector or a museum curator, this vehicle is particularly valuable and a worthwhile investment.

Design

• Though the silver body is notably dated, the sharp angles and curves of the 1995 McLaren F1 (and its powerful engine) are just as attractive today as they ever were.

Performance

• Unknown

Production

• An unnamed buyer ended up paying $20.47 million (including fees) for the pristine vehicle. That easily tops the $15.62 million paid for a road-going version of the supercar in 2017 and the $19.8 million paid for an LM-spec variant in 2019. Only 106 cars were made in a limited production run, making the F1 one of the most exclusive cars in the world today. The 044/106 F1 sold for an astounding $15.6 million when it went to auction in 2017.