Unicorns exist: delivery mileage McLaren F1 surfaces

| 16 Oct 2017

It’s one of the world’s most desirable cars, and it could become the most valuable of its kind. A 1997 McLaren F1 showing just 239km – all attributed to pre-delivery testing – is being offered for sale by Tom Hartley Jr. 

Chassis 060 is thought to be the lowest mileage McLaren F1 in existence, and it’s condition is quite simply astounding. The car hasn’t been driven or even road registered since it was first delivered, while the interior is still clad in the protective plastic from the factory. 

Finished in Dandelion Yellow with dark grey interior, the car features a number of special order items including an LM-style spare exhaust, an additional GTR-style steering wheel with body-matched F1 logo, passenger over-carpets and a windscreen strip. 

Other optional extras include a removable steering wheel, which is finished in suede, a lightweight carbon driver’s seat with F1 logo and yellow insert straps, plus the hand-painted signature of F1 designer Gordon Murray on the rear, right-hand-side of the body. 

The list of accessories is also impressive. It comes complete with a full set of leather cased owner’s handbooks, a Facom tool chest, tool roll with original gold-plated titanium tools, plus a full luggage set in its original protective wrapping. If that wasn’t enough, there’s also the ultra-rare commemorative TAG Heuer watch engraved with the car’s chassis number. Of course, it is unused. 

Hartley describes the F1 as being highly likely to be the most valuable road car in the world in years to come, and we would be hard pressed to disagree. The price now? If you have to ask…