1998 McLaren F1 LM Spec #073

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  • Sale Price: $13,750,000
  • Date Sold: August 13, 2015
  • Location: RM Auctions Monterey, California

Every moto enthusiast knows about the McLaren F1, I’d even be willing to bet that even non-car people would recognize this iconic machine. But as far as F1’s go, this spectacular example is one of the best. It’s the second to last road-spec F1 ever built, and only one of two in this configuration. It has what’s called the “LM Spec,” which is essentially a Le Mans racer built by McLaren’s Special Operations (MSO) department. It has the LM-spec engine which is good for 680hp, plus the added aero package which will drastically increase downforce and therefore the ability to hold the road. What’s so unique about this particular car is that it’s also road legal. So basically it’s the best of both worlds. You have a street legal McLaren F1 that’s been fitted with a full LM performance package. But there’s an added twist, it’s also been fitted with a few modern creature comforts such as a helicopter grade car-to-car radio and intercom system, satellite navigation, air conditioning, and top of the line stereo. All of that being said, the sale price of $13,750,000 seems like a pretty good deal right?

1970 Porsche 917K #917-024

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  • Sale Price: $14,080,000
  • Date Sold: August 19, 2017
  • Location: Gooding & Company Pebble Beach, California

This is a car that we recently featured on the site, it is truly spectacular and is also the race car that started Porsche’s dominance in the world of endurance racing. This particular car is not only a legendary race car but also a former movie star as well. It was leased to none other than Steve McQueen’s Solar Productions to be used in the iconic film Le Mans in 1971. It even has the baby blue and orange Gulf livery to make it stand out even more. Prior to becoming a star of the big screen, this very car was used by Porsche for the 1970 Le Mans tests where Brian Redman and Mike Hailwood piloted the car. The knew immediately that they had a winner on their hands. Redman even set the fastest lap times of the event during testing and just two short months later, the 917K picked up a win at the highly coveted 24hr of Le Mans race. You can quickly see why this is arguably the most iconic 917 of all time, and once it sold at auction for just over 14 million just a few months ago it became the most expensive Porsche of all time too.

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