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A brand new McLaren F1 built in 1996…but with no miles on it..has come up for sale. That’s right, despite the yellow car pictured above originally being sold in that same year, this McLaren F1’s odometer is as new! It’s Japanese owner hasn’t apparently even been tempted to take it for a late night McDonald’s run over the years!
This pristine example of what was the world’s fastest car model; and which is still arguably the most iconic and respected car, is ready to be snapped up by one fortunate collector or enthusiast. We don’t know who should really buy this car out of the two though?
What would have to be the McLaren F1 with the lowest amount of mileage ever, appeared on a Japanese site describing it’s state and desirability as having been in an ‘unwrapped’ manner since being imported into Japan in 1996…meaning it has been for all of it’s life almost the way a new car is received by a dealership when they first come in.
The Japanese article, which we translated to English, is a little difficult to decipher in it’s entirety but we’ll put the link here if you want to take a look for yourselves.
So, if you were in the market for this unique purchase, what would you do? Would you acquire it and keep the car with no miles on it or try do to the car justice and drive it like any McLaren should be driven?
Update: We found more pictures of the car and put them into the gallery below. Enjoy!
Update: Thanks to a reader of ours who follows McLaren F1’s quite closely has updated us with information on this particular car. As with any car which is delivered. Delivery miles/km’s are unavoidable and in the case of any McLaren F1 they’re tested quite extensively prior to delivery. The story is still correct however in the fact that this hadn’t done a ‘McDonald’s run’ with the car being stored in a temperature controlled environment after delivery and never being registered. So this particular McLaren F1 would be one of, if not the lowest mile/km McLaren F1 currently known.