An untouched brand new V12 McLaren F1 sat in some warehouse for 20 years and was preserved with every little thing that was available from the factory in the 1990s. This 1997 McLaren F1 in Dandelion Yellow odometer reads only 239km (149mi) and the interior is still wrapped in the protective sheath of plastic. It has never been registered in its life, let alone used on the street and with a recent example in silver with 9600miles being sold for  $15.6 million, you could only imagine the price tag on this yellow McLaren F1.

The car is remarkable and you don’t need anything but the photos to show you every inch of detail of this McLaren F1, including the LM-style exhaust, GTR-style steering wheel, carbon driver’s seat with color-matched interior trim pieces,  still-sealed collection of luggage, special edition TAG Heuer watch engraved with the car’s chassis number (060), tool chest and a number of other goodies just waiting to be unwrapped.


The only thing to do now is to sell everything you own, kidneys and all, and convince the bank why you need a loan to purchase a 20 year old 3 seater car in bright yellow.

Description and photos by seller Tom Hartley Jnr:

With only 239 kilometres from new, which represents the McLaren pre-delivery test mileage, Chassis no. 060 is the lowest mileage F1 in existence. Not only never driven but never registered by the one and only owner and still in its factory protective wrapping. Furthermore it is totally complete with its leather-cased owners handbooks, the Facom tool chest, tool roll with its original gold-plated titanium tools, full luggage set still in factory protective wrapping, spare keys plus the ultra-rare commemorative TAG Heuer watch with the chassis number engraved on the face (completely unused). In addition the car was ordered new with special features such as a LM style spare exhaust, an additional GTR style steering wheel with F1 logo in the centre painted in matching exterior colour, passenger over-carpets and a windscreen strip, all of which have never been opened and still accompany the car. Other special order features include a removable steering wheel finished in suede, a carbon drivers seat with F1 logo, Yellow insert straps on the drivers seat and the hand-painted signature of F1 designer Gordon Murray on the rear right-hand side of the body. Without doubt this is one of the most important road cars ever to be offered for sale and if preserved is highly likely to be the most valuable road car in the world in years to come.


Tags: mclaren, untouched, low miles

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