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Never-registered McLaren F1 to be auctioned

By Cameron Kirby, 17 Oct 2017 News

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It has never officially been owned, never registered, still has protective plastic fitted, and only 238 kilometres on the odometer.

SOME poor, sad soul has had a 1997 McLaren F1 in their garage, and has never once driven it.

Yup, that’s right. A legendary McLaren F1 is up for sale with delivery mileage, and the factory protective plastic still fitted.

The Dandelion Yellow with Dark Grey F1 is being sold through a company called Tom Hartley Jnr.

As the listing states, F1 chassis no. 60 is “Not only never driven but never registered by the one and only owner”

The 239 kilometres on the odometer reflects McLaren’s pre-delivery test mileage.

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Price is on application, but if you were looking for a guide a well-maintained 1995 single-owner example sold for $19.8 million recently.

Along with the car, the new owner will receive the original eather-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.

The car was also ordered with optional extras 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 are in their original packaging.

Sure, this unregistered car is likely to blow a number of auction records out of the water, but what kind of person does it take to have one of the greatest cars humanity has created, and not drive a single kilometre in it.

It’ll be a true tragedy if the next custodian decides to do the same as the previous owner, and hides this beautiful machine away in a garage to sit unused for another 20 years.