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Low-mileage McLaren F1 goes on sale

May 4, 2016 | By | In News

An incredibly low-mileage McLaren F1 is being offered by the company’s Special Operations department.

Chassis number 069 is one of the very last examples of the F1 to have rolled out of the company’s factory in Woking. With just 2,800 miles on the clock, it’s one of the lowest-mileage versions, too.

The car in question features 17-inch wheels that have been crafted from magnesium, and the front seats have been trimmed in alcantara. The seat design was often likened to that of a fighter plane, with the driver sitting up front ahead of the two passengers sat either side.

Powered by a 6.1-litre V12 engine, the F1 was one of the most powerful cars of its time. Able to reach a top speed of 242.8mph, it set records that have only recently been broken. This particular F1 also has a few added luxuries, such as fully fitted luggage, a titanium tool kit and box, as well as a limited-edition McLaren F1 owner’s watch.

The car’s engine bay was memorably lined with gold leaf for better heat reflection, and it was the first car to utilise a full carbon fibre chassis.

McLaren Special Operations Heritage is selling this F1, which comes with all of its UK taxes paid. A correctly-numbered edition of the book ‘Driving Ambition’, which documents the development and creation of the McLaren F1.

MSO are a part of the company that work on, service and provide brokerage services for the F1, giving owners the ability to get their cars checked over by specialists at any time.

Jack Evans

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After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.

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