Last month we reported on a very rare McLaren being put up for auction under the auspices of Gooding & Company. One of only 106 examples of the McLaren F1 ever made, one of only 28 made in GTR competition spec, and one of just ten longtail versions, chassis number 021R won FIA GT Championship races in Germany and Finland, making it one of the most successful F1 GTRs ever campaigned and earning its place in the pantheon of McLaren lore.

With original livery in immaculate condition, this rare McLaren F1 GTR Longtail sold this weekend in Scottsdale, Arizona, for $5.28 million. Which may seem like a lot of money – and by any account, it surely is – but comes in at the low end of the pre-sale estimates that placed its value at between $5 and $7 million. To put that into proper McLaren perspective, consider that the same amount could buy you a full grid of ten 12C Can-Ams, five examples of the new McLaren P1, or probably get McLaren to build you your own custom creation like the X1. Check out the live images from the scene in the gallery above.


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      Stephen Lawson
      • 11 Months Ago
      I think I'd have to value any McLaren F1 at all the money in the world plus 100 Trillion... But that's just me.
      Jared
      • 11 Months Ago
      The one problem with McLaren is that they set their bar so high with the F1, they can never surpass it.
        VL00
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Jared
        Its going to go down as the best pure (low tech) road going car ever made.
      VL00
      • 11 Months Ago
      So damn beautiful. I make due with a 1:18 version
      Nine Elements
      • 11 Months Ago
      I'm definitely seething with jealousy. For me, this is THE McLaren F1 to own. My favorite, of all the F1 variants.
      jonnybimmer
      • 11 Months Ago
      Finally an auction car that I can see is "worth" its bidding price. I mean, yeah that red 'Vette was very nice, but worth 30 times more than another '67 without the factory race car bits? I don't know about that. But, then again, I'm a 90's kid so maybe I'm a bit biased when it comes to the F1.
      Ted Smith
      • 11 Months Ago
      cool
      danfred311
      • 11 Months Ago
      Stupid. It's an old slow car. Ridiculous amount. Emperor's new clothes fools.
        OptimusPrimeRib
        • 11 Months Ago
        @danfred311
        So slow that it's still the fastest street legal non boosted car, and by a long mile.
        RampantFury
        • 11 Months Ago
        @danfred311
        Slow? Fool, do you even know what a mclaren F1 is?
      Roger
      • 11 Months Ago
      This only shows how much new money is floating around in this new economy. They got taken. Easy come Easy Go!!!!!!!!
      fran
      • 11 Months Ago
      Why not just spend a mil on a P1 instead? :/
        • 11 Months Ago
        @fran
        [blocked]
        VL00
        • 11 Months Ago
        @fran
        Maybe he already has one, or three already
      Steven
      • 11 Months Ago
      Hmmm... I guess B-J passed on this one. Never would have got this kind of money with the B-J crowd. No Shelby badging....
      OptimusPrimeRib
      • 11 Months Ago
      In other news, a McLaren spokesperson said the P1 lapped the Nurburgring in 6:30. Wow!
      Manhole
      • 11 Months Ago
      Worth every penny. 10 times out of 10 I'm shocked at what people pay for these cars. Not this time. It's beautiful!
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