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Jun 14

Chassis number 64 is back in UK

British car enthusiasts will be happy with the news that a McLaren F1 is back on these shores after an anonymous British collector paid a reported £6.2 million for the privilege of owning one of the world’s most iconic super cars. McLaren built only 106 F1’s between 1992 and 1998 at its head quarters in Woking, Surrey.

Out Of these 106 cars, only 64 were road-going versions of the 627bhp 6.1-litre V12 machine that remains the fastest normally aspirated road car ever built. The car we are discussing here is the chassis number 28, the McLaren F1 that McLaren gave to its Formula One team driver Michael Andretti. It’s one of only two red McLaren F1s and still has Andretti’s signature on the back. It spent time in Japan and US before coming back to UK shores and now the British collector is its proud owner.

The purchase price of around £6.2m makes this one of the most expensive modern cars ever sold. The McLaren F1 set the record for the world’s fastest production car by hitting 243mph in 1998, a mark that’s still only been eclipsed by the Bugatti Veyron and the Hennessey Venom GT. It’s able to reach 60mph in 3.2s and passing 124mph in 9.4s.