A fully restored 1997 McLaren F1 GTR Longtail race car went under the auctioneer’s hammer this past weekend at Gooding & Company’s Scottsdale, Arizona, auction. The winning bid was $5,280,000. The estimated sale price had been between $5,000,000 and $7,000,000, so the final price was in the ballpark.
All McLaren F1s had BMW power. This GTR Longtail has a BMW six-liter V12 that produces 604 horsepower. Campaigned by the BMW Motorsport team, this car won at Helsinki and Hockenheim. JJ Lehto and Steve Soper were among its drivers.—Scott Blazey
(Photo by Gooding & Company.)
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