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Post by Bert Moffat » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:48 am ... -sold.html

British dealer breaks record for the most expensive modern supercar ever sold after 240mph McLaren snapped up for £3.5million

A McLaren F1 has become the most expensive modern supercar ever sold after being snapped up for more than £3.5million.

British car dealer Tom Hartley Jr, who sold the very rare 1998 car, refused to reveal the actual sale price but said it was in 'excess of £3.5million'.

This makes it three-and-half times more expensive than a brand-new Bugatti Veyron. A McLaren F1 sold at auction in 2008 for £2.53million and the collectible car market has skyrocketed by 63 per cent since then, according to the Historic Auto Group Index.


The F1 is regarded as the ultimate modern car for collectors with experts comparing its desirability to that of the £22million Ferrari 250 GTO.

Mr Hartley Jr of Derbyshire-based Tom Hartley Cars, said: 'I think the McLaren F1 is the best car ever built.

'It was light-years ahead of its rivals and the model that I have sold is undoubtedly one of the best of the road-going F1s ever built.

'It has an unblemished history, has never been crashed and has been maintained regardless of cost.

'When you compare it to the Bugatti Veyron, you appreciate the Veyron's technology but the F1 is much rarer and for its time was so advanced.'

The legendary McLaren F1, which has three-seats with the driver positioned centrally, was built by the British firm between 1993 and 1998.

.... and it's not even a new motor!