Rare U.S. 1995 McLaren F1 For Sale

1996 Mclaren F1 GTR. Artist: Unknown. (Photo by National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images)
1996 Mclaren F1 GTR. Artist: Unknown. (Photo by National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images) /

McLaren produced just 64 F1 road cars and only seven were imported and modified for street legal use in the United States. One of those seven F1s is being offered for sale by Issimi.

No price is listed for the red 1995 McLaren F1, please inquire within, but the first McLaren F1 to be imported to the United States sold for $15.62 million in 2017. The last McLaren F1, a 1994 LM, was sold by RM Sotheby’s for $19.8 million in August 2019.

The 1995 McLaren F1 is powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.1-liter V12 BMW engine that produced a factory-rated 618hp and 479 ft/lbs of torque. The engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission and power hits the pavement via rear-wheel drive.

The performance of the F1 has been almost mythic since day one.

We can see F1 drivers, after 20 years of ownership, still having their jaws felled by its abilities…What you are looking at here is very possibly the fastest production road car the world will ever see, a walking, talking piece of history.  – Autocar, 1994 

Autocar was not hyperbolic in its assessment: 0-60mph in 3.2-seconds, 1/4-mile in 11.6-seconds at 125 mph, and a top speed of 242.96 mph. It was the fastest car in the world until the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 topped off at 253.81 mph in 2005.

With a red exterior and a black with red accented interior, this 1995 McLaren F1 has two previous owners and Issimi states that it is well-documented since new and serviced by an expert.

If you are interested in owning a McLaren F1 please keep in mind the operating costs.

Reported costs to maintain an F1 are a bit high:

$50,000 for tires.

$100,000 for a new fuel cell, replaced every five-years.

$800 for a replacement fire extinguisher.

$50,000: Average annual cost of owning an F1.

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All of these cost aside, owning a McLaren is a rare experience that very few people have known. In this instance, it is 1-of-7 imported directly to the United States, someone has the opportunity to join an exclusive of rarefied car collecting.