Whether new or old, expensive cars always fascinate us. Sometimes they’re highly priced because of their performance, and sometimes because of their rarity, or even both.
Like this 1994 McLaren F1 LM-Specification, which looks really shiny. How high do you think is this extremely cool car valued? $5 million? $10 million? If these numbers are too high for you to believe, then you don’t know the real value of this car. It was sold last Friday for an unbelievable $19.8 million.
It’s one of only two McLaren F1s ever tuned by the factory to LM specification, and this particular model has a serial number of 018. Driving the car’s performance is an unrestricted 680-horsepower GTR race engine, backed by an extra-high downforce kit.
The machine also has two extra radiators, a transmission cooler, a reworked exhaust system and a prominent rear wing. The history of this model’s has been extensively written by McLaren Special Operations dating back to 2007. And since new, it has clocked less than 21,500 kilometers.
Despite its high-performance, the 1994 McLaren F1 LM-Specification is still perfectly suitable for use as a daily car, with a CD player and an upgraded air conditioning system installed; although it will likely spend most of the rest of its life as a collection vehicle.
The supercar was bought by an American private collector at RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction. Initially, it was estimated to sell between $21 million to $23 million. But four and a half minutes after the auction kicked off, the final price reached was $19.8 million, which fell just slightly under estimation. That’s still a crazy high number though, even setting a new world record for any McLaren car sold at auction.