One of the most impressive appearances at the London Classic Car Show will be the McLaren F1 in no less than five different examples. The 2016 London Classic Car Show will take place at ExCel, London, in February, between 18 and 21.
McLaren assembled just 106 examples of the exotic vehicle between 1992 and 1998, making it close to impossible to spot one out in the open and a true celebration of success to have one in your personal collection because, let’s not forget, a 1998 F1 LM was sold, in August 2015, for £9 million ($13,108,000).
“Last year we paid tribute to Adrian Newey with an amazing display of his world beaters; this year we are putting the spotlight on Gordon Murray and, in particular, the amazing McLaren F1 he fathered. All those involved in what’s clearly going to be a very special homage to the F1 believe it will be by far the best, and most complete, insight ever put together for the public – thus something no car enthusiast will want to miss“, said Bas Bungish, the event director.
The five units of the McLaren F1, which will be on display at the London Classic Car Show, will be two standard road cars, two GTR racers and a “long tail” F1 GT road car, as the organizers announced.
Besides the classic supercars, the show will also feature some F1-related artifacts, including the suit worn by JJ Lehto, when he took the wheel of an F1 for the 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours, which he won, along with the road car’s bespoke luggage, a BMW engine block, an original TAG Heuer watch given to each owner and engraved with the car’s build number, gold-plated titanium bespoke tool kit, photos, special films and technical drawings.