California sports car McLaren went under the hammer for a record $19.8 million


The auction house Sotheby’s has decided to clarify that we are talking about one of two available cars of this model 1994 release, which has in its Arsenal a number of improved components.

Sports car McLaren F1 sold at auction in the American city of Monterey (California) for as much as $19.8 million This information was provided by TASS, the press service of the organizer of auction – auction house Sotheby’s. According to experts of Sotheby’s, the car is in excellent condition. Its mileage is about 21.5 thousand.


Four buyers in four and a half minutes participated in the auction. The car went to a collector from the United States of America, whose name was not disclosed. At Sotheby’s put emphasis on the fact that previously none of the McLaren car was not sold for such a high price. Estimated value of the lot ranged from $21 million to $23 million.

The auction, which was attended by dozens of unique and rare cars, was held in Monterey in the period from 15 to 17 August. Sotheby’s will publish the overall results of the auction during the day.

Porsche Type 64 1939, is considered one of the most interesting lots were not sold. Judging by the entries posted on YouTube, during the auction there was some mistake. Representatives of the auction house on an electronic Board noted that the starting price tag set at $30 million during the bidding, the price quickly rose to $70 million, then the presenter did clarify that there was a misunderstanding and is actually the starting price should be set at $13 million, and it rose to $17 million of the New rates was not, in a few minutes the auction was over. On the Sotheby’s website indicate that the car is still available for purchase.

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