/Unique McLaren F1 LM Hits the Auction Block

Unique McLaren F1 LM Hits the Auction Block

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Despite the fact that it still looks modern and fresh, McLaren F1 LM has definitely reached the full-on classic status. It is the most valuable car, after GTO Ferraris, to change hands at auctions. Speaking of which, a superbly specced 1998 F1 LM will soon go under the hammer at RM Auctions Monterey event in August.

The reason this McLaren F1 LM is so special is because it is the 63rd and second-to-last road-specification F1 built, and one of only two cars upgraded to ‘LM’ specifications by McLaren Special Operations.

The upgrades in question include a high-downforce aero kit with massive front splitter and a large rear wing, among other features, and a 680 horsepower version of the famous V12 engine, connected to a six-speed manual gearbox. The road-legal race car also boasts a normal road-spec interior, our-wheel independent suspension with double wishbones, light alloy dampers, and co-axial coil springs, front anti-roll bar, and four-wheel Brembo ventilated disc brakes.

What you get with this McLaren F1 LM is a car specced for GT racing which is still comfortable enough for road use. Not that the buyer is going to use it, on road or track. This car is now like a pot of gold. It is currency. Whoever buys this car – most likely paying over $10M for it – will lock it up in a secure garage so they can sell it again a few years down the line for a healthy profit.

via RM Auctions

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