World’s Lowest Mileage McLaren F1 Is A Collector’s Dream

The world’s lowest mileage McLaren F1 is currently for sale in the UK and is bound to sell for eight figures.

This F1 is currently in the possession of Tom Hartley Jnr and is chassis no. 60 of just 64 road-going examples ever produced. Remarkably, it has only 148 miles (239 km) on its clock, all accrued as part of pre-delivery tests conducted by McLaren.

Consequently, the British icon has never been driven since its delivery in 1997 and never even registered by the one and only owner. What’s more, the entire interior remains wrapped in protective materials and is in as-new condition.

Beyond the vehicle itself, all of the original gold-plated titanium tools, luggage set, Facom tool chest and spare keys are included in the sale. There’s even an ultra-rare TAG Heuer watch with the chassis number engraved on the face, an F1 LM-style spare exhaust and an additional GTR-style steering wheel.

In August, the first McLaren F1 federalized for use on U.S. roads sold for a record $15.62 million. Despite being in pristine condition, that F1 had 9,600 miles under its belt. Consequently, we suspect this F1 could change hands for almost $20 million when, and if, a buyer can be found.

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  • WHY DID HE BUY IT IF NOT TO DRIVE?
    OH I KNOW TO GARAGE AND TO RESELL.
    SHOULD JUST SELL THESE CARS HERMETICALLY SEALED IN PRESENTATION BOXES AS THEY’LL NEVER BE DRIVEN.

    • Dennis James

      Well, that’s business. Cars are not saints, they are objects, you can do whatever you want with them. The owner will probably make 15-20 times the original price, good for him, I can’t see any problem with this.

    • McF1

      It is difficult to know why he had driven it. Could had have financial issues after buying it.

      At the time McLaren was actually having trouble selling the F1, so I would figure that it wasn’t considered as a potential future classic at the time. They had sold only 106 off them when they had planned to sell 150. Accordingly McLaren was making a lost on each one sold. The 1997 stock market crash probably did not help with McLaren trying to sell the F1.

      Maybe the servicing costs was a problem. 🙂
      From elsewhere;
      “An annual service costs £20,000 to £40,000. McLaren still has technicians ready to fly anywhere to service each car.”
      If one was servicing their F1 for the pass 20 years it could be more than £800,000. 🙁

      Regarding prices for the F1;
      From elsewhere;
      “..McLaren lost money on each £634,500 car…”.
      From elsewhere, Mar 25th 2016;
      “..As recently as 2006, you could pick one up for less than $1 million: the database at classic car insurance firm Hagerty shows that an example in fair condition 10 years ago was worth around $700,000, while a top-notch, concours-ready specimen was valued at about $1.15 million. That seemed like a lot at the time, but just two years later, that range had skyrocketed to between $2.3 million and $3 million. Suddenly those 2006 prices seemed like a smart investment in hindsight, but after that initial jump, they stayed around that level for several more years before things started getting crazy.
      By the start of 2013, values had jumped to between $4.1 and 5.3 million. By the end of that year, they were up to between $6.5 and 8.9 million. And by the end of 2014, they had reached $7.9 million for one in fair condition, and over $10 million for a pristine example. But then things leveled out again…”

      • McF1

        Meant to have written at the start of my comment;
        “It is difficult to know why he had ‘not’ driven it…” 🙂 🙂

  • What an idiot. All plastic and rubber wiring, bushings, belts, etc, still have to be changed. Rubber decays. Metal corrodes, so a lot of the electrical equipment also needs changing. It’s so obnoxious when people buy these cars and don’t drive them.

    • Bash

      What you said is true, but I don’t see any of that in the pics. sure it will need servicing, but how do you know that what you said is right.

    • Matt

      But who paying $15- $20m are going to drive it? I’d think whoever buys it will place it as an art piece and wait until the value goes even farther up then re sell it. People who have the means and would drive their f1s I think wouldn’t buy one like this not only saving alot of money but buy one that’s been driven & maintained.

  • Six_Tymes

    droooooooooollllllll……………………………..

  • LWOAP

    He probably was too scared to drive it or wanted a return on his investment; but still cars like these are meant to be driven not locked away in a garage.

  • SamuraiJack

    Lol, the Vehicle Build Record in the F1-branded book says it’s RHD.

    • Miknik

      Is the shifter was to the left, I would kind of understand it despite being a central central seat. But probably for registration purposes?

  • wattsbmw3

    There’s very easily several hundred thousands of dollars worth of overdue maintenance just waiting to get completed simply based on McLaren’s “time-out” schedule alone . . . enjoy
    https://youtu.be/EsKDGdcb6BQ

    • I WOULDN’T BASE ACTUAL COST ON ANYTHING THIS GUY IS SAYING. THE TIRE CHANGING STORY ITSELF IS SO OFF THE WALL AS TO QUESTION HIS JUDGMENT.

  • SteersUright

    Nice to see he enjoyed the car…

  • Vassilis

    I hope whoever buys it, drives the fuck out of it.

  • fabri99

    Yellow though? It’s really not…they colour I’d have chosen.

  • Blade t

    148 miles accrued as part of pre delivery tests by McLaren ? That a lot of testing miles before they give you your “new” car….
    AND too bad it’s yellow ….

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