• Jul 30, 2010

1995 McLaren F1 to be auctioned by Gooding & Company – Click above for high-res image gallery

Gooding & Company's auction coinciding with this year's Pebble Beach Concours is coming up in a few short weeks, and the lineup of available cars is shaping up to be quite impressive. Already dozens of incredibly compelling and valuable collector cars are scheduled to make their way across the block, but the car that has caught our attention the most so far is a 1995 McLaren F1.

The F1 is singularly special in its own right, but this particular car is even more attractive to buyers in the United States since it's one of the few examples actually registered in the country. The car was sold originally to Larry Ellison, the CEO of Oracle, who was one of the sponsors of McLaren's race team back in the mid-1990s. This F1 comes finished in classic Magnesium Silver paint with a black interior and comes with its factory-delivered luggage and tools. The estimated price? A mere $2.5 to $3.5 million. Follow the jump for full details in the press release from Gooding, and be sure to check out the images below.



Photos by Paul Litwinski © 2010 Courtesy of Gooding & Company

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Gooding & Company, the official auction house of the esteemed Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, is thrilled to announce two exceptional collector supercars that will be offered at its upcoming Pebble Beach Auctions. The 1947 Italian Championship-winning 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza and a California-registered 1995 McLaren F1 will proudly drive over Gooding & Company's auction stage as premier offerings at the Sunday Auction on August 15, 2010, which commences at 6 p.m. at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center. An additional point of excitement includes McLaren's North American launch of the 2012 MP4-12C with the unveiling taking place at a private Gooding & Company event on Friday evening. The new 12C will also be on display for public viewing on Saturday and Sunday at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Concept Car Lawn.

"We have more consignors and exceptional cars from around the world than ever before," says David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company. "The diversity and quality of our cars this year is the best we have ever presented at Pebble Beach."

The 1933 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza and 1995 McLaren F1 join a long list of sparkling consignments for Gooding & Company's Sunday Auction, which also includes the 1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K, 1927 Mercedes-Benz S Boattail Speedster, 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta SEFAC Hot Rod and 1956 Maserati 200SI. Additional Saturday Auction highlights include Gil Nickel's 1951 Ferrari 340 America Spider, the 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France, the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider Competizione and the barn discovery 1933 Duesenberg SJ LWB Convertible.

The 1995 McLaren F1, Chassis No. 062, A Rare California Registered F1

Enthusiasts the world over recognize McLaren's F1 as a prime example of automotive excellence. The 1995 McLaren F1 car being offered was sold new to Larry Ellison, the co-founder and CEO of Oracle, who is also a major financier of the BMW Oracle Racing team. An elite car by many standards, it is one of a few McLaren supercars registered, titled and certified for use in California. Finished in Magnesium Silver over a black interior, this car is in original factory-delivered form and will arrive at auction complete with the factory-delivered luggage and tools. Gooding & Company's estimate for this car is between $2.5 - $3.5 Million.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      What a great investment, this car is has over tripled in value in the past 15 years.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @RX-Elise,

        If you can afford a car like this, then $30,000 for an oil change is a drop in the proverbial bucket and honestly, so is the $300,000 service (if that is what it costs). And let's be honest, the person who purchases this, won't drive it 15,000 miles in their lifetime. Only poor people think like this!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Not when you factor in the cost of service. Oil changes cost 30 grand and the 15,000 mile service runs 300 grand.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll be in Monterey for Speed week, made up my mind I'll going to Gooding & Co auction, can't wait now!
      • 4 Years Ago
      No Joke
      I saw Ellison's F1 in person in Redwood. It was a pretty awesome car to see.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What the hell is wrong with Larry Ellison? If I owned an F1, I wouldn't sell it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Larry Ellison sold this car in 2006. It's been with a new owner in the same region of the country since then.

        >8^)
        ER
      • 4 Years Ago
      Everything else just looks silly and poorly thought out.
      • 4 Years Ago
      If some Goldman-Sachs SOB get this, I am going to be mad.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd be willing to pay more if I was actively budding for this. Such a beautiful piece of history
      • 4 Years Ago
      3 million? Wow it tripled in price! Not surprised this car is epic.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Depressing that I cannot afford this car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd buy it and drive the piss out of it.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Saw a red one driving in Marin county a few weeks ago. Good times!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Amazing... cue our resident toyota fanbois extolling the 'value' in the lf-a in 3... 2..
      • 4 Years Ago
      If you look up the word "perfection" in Webster's Dictionary, there is a picture of a McLaren F1 by the word. Nothing else needs to be explained. Even after 15 years, this car is still wickedly beautiful...
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