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atgilchrist
06-03-2009, 10:47 AM
Nnnnnooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://jalopnik.com/5274562/2-million-mclaren-f1-self+immolates-in-sickening-conflagration?skyline=true&s=i


It happened yesterday, when the owner took it out after six months of storage and an onlooker alerted the owner to smoke coming from the engine bay. The fire spread quickly and consumed the carbon fiber body work and 6.0 liter BMW V12 with horrifying efficiency. The car was a total loss, valued at $2 million and insured for $3 million, but the financial implications are nothing compared to losing one of these rare gems.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm105/atgilchrist/Burnt_McLaren.jpg

Destinova403
06-03-2009, 10:48 AM
thats just painful to look at...

such a beautiful car...

Trini
06-03-2009, 10:49 AM
:cry: :cry:

Redlyne_mr2
06-03-2009, 10:49 AM
So sad.

JadranM
06-03-2009, 10:49 AM
so the dude made an easy mil? lol


that's painful to see though, beautiful cars.

Senseiz
06-03-2009, 11:25 AM
For some odd reason, I thought it was a Formula 1 car engine fire.

And I dont think he will get 3 mil, he will get what ever the insurance appraises the value of his car. 3 Mil is the maximum coverage he has.

cityhunter2501
06-03-2009, 11:26 AM
:cry: :cry:

part out the rims?

TorqueDog
06-03-2009, 11:31 AM
Damn it. There's one less McLaren F1 I might, one day, have the honour of seeing in person. :(

FullMetal
06-03-2009, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by TorqueDog
Damn it. There's one less McLaren F1 I might, one day, have the honour of seeing in person. :(

i saw one once, in BC an old guy was driving it and he had his old wife beside him, i was standing like a foot away and it drove beside me lol i even had the chance to take a look inside, but didnt know what the car was untell i saw its back lights im like ahh, i wanted to go back and see it but the lights turned green and it was too late to go run after it lol :burnout:

scat19
06-03-2009, 12:53 PM
That's a shame. Only 100 built, and makes the Enzo a dime a dozen.

Only a handful made it stateside due to the strict importing standards.

Beautiful cars. :cry:

rage2
06-03-2009, 01:14 PM
Originally posted by Senseiz
And I dont think he will get 3 mil, he will get what ever the insurance appraises the value of his car. 3 Mil is the maximum coverage he has.
Actually, a McLaren F1 recently traded hands at $4m usd, so I'm sure the appraisal value's been upped quite a bit.

cjblair
06-03-2009, 01:49 PM
Originally posted by FullMetal


i saw one once, in BC an old guy was driving it and he had his old wife beside him, i was standing like a foot away and it drove beside me lol i even had the chance to take a look inside, but didnt know what the car was untell i saw its back lights im like ahh, i wanted to go back and see it but the lights turned green and it was too late to go run after it lol :burnout:

Are you sure you saw the same car? Unless his old wife was standing outside the car, she wasn't beside him, the driver sits solo and in the center in the front... :nut:

Ripper
06-03-2009, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by cjblair


Are you sure you saw the same car? Unless his old wife was standing outside the car, she wasn't beside him, the driver sits solo and in the center in the front... :nut:

Actually the driver seat is between 2 side passenger seats.

rage2
06-03-2009, 02:02 PM
You still wouldn't be able to see the wife, because the passenger seats are recessed back a bit.

I've only seen McL F1's in Montreal. Never out west. Never heard of 1 out west, just tons of rumors of someone owning one in Calgary or something.

FiveFreshFish
06-03-2009, 02:30 PM
http://www.tvrfreak.com/Albums/Trips/2002%2006%2007%20London/05%20McLaren/page_01.htm




http://www.tvrfreak.com/Albums/Trips/2002%2006%2007%20London/05%20McLaren/DSC02845.JPG

cjblair
06-03-2009, 03:20 PM
The passenger seats are not as far back as I remembered, guess I should have researched a little more (or even googled for 30 secs :dunno: ). In all fairness, it seems possible the old wife could have been seen if viewed from the right angle. My bad FullMetal.

Redlyne_mr2
06-03-2009, 05:06 PM
Registries list


Sultan of Brunei..........8 Mclaren F1s......................Brunei...........LM,95 Gulf GTR,Road Car(not sure about the other)

Ralph Laren...............2 Mclaren F1s......................U.S.A............Road Car..............................................s till owned by him

Jay Leno..................1 Mclaren F1.......................U.S.A............Road Car..............................................s till owned by him.

Wyclef Jean...............1 Mclaren F1.......................U.S.A............Road Car

liam Howlett..............1 Mclaren F1.......................u.s.a............Road Car
unkown

Elton John................1 Mclaren F1........... ...........U.K

Dan Kennedy...............1 Mclaren F1.......................U.S.A............Road
Car..............................................f or sale...............................#037......orange

Herb Chambers.............1 Mclaren F1.......................U.S.A............Road Car..............................................s till owned by him

Frank Selldorff...........3 Mclaren F1.......................U.S.A............Road car,LM...........................................s till owned by him.....................#007,#LM03,#068.......blac k/Orange

Christopher Dawes.........1 Mclaren F1.......................U.S.A............Road Car..............................................h e crashed it and was killed

Nick Mason................1 Mclaren F1.......................U.S.A............GTR..... ..............................................I'm not totaly convinced he owns it.

Eric Clapton..............1 Mclaren F1.......................U.K..............Road Car

Rowan Atkinson............1 Mclaren F1.......................U.S.A............Road Car..............................................U nkown.................................061......... ..........Dark Burgundy

Elon Musk.................1 Mclaren F1(maybe a 2nd)..........U.S.A............N/A................................................. ..He still ownes one of them

Gerd Petrik...............1 Mclaren F1.......................U.S.A............Road Car..............................................s ome uncertainty surounds this car.

jim clark - chassis #024, US
peter manelis - chassis #037, US
clifford meltzer - chassis #028, US
gordon murray

F1 Prototype Chassis Index


XP1 Unpainted, destroyed while testing in Namibia
XP2 Unpainted, the MIRA crash test car
XP3 Silver, McLaren promotional car
XP4 Bright Electric Blue, McLaren promotional car
XP5 Dark Metallic Green, McLaren promotion car, the 240mph record car


F1 Chassis Index


001 1994, 3rd car built, Magnesium Silver
002 1993, 1st car built, Dorchester Grey
003 1994, 2nd car built, Carbon
004 1994, 4th car built, Grand Prix Red
005 1994, 5th car built, Jet Black
006 1994, 6th car built, Magnesium Silver
007 1994, 7th car built, Jet Black
008 1994, 9th car built, Cobalt Blue
009 1994, 8th car built, Magnesium Silver
010 1994, 10th car built, Magnesium Silver
011 1994, 11th car built, Carbon
012 1994, 12th car built, Dark Silver
013 1994, 13th car built, Magnesium Silver
014 1994, 14th car built, Titanium Yellow
015 1994, 15th car built, Jet Black
016 1994, 19th car built, Aubergine
017 1994, 16th car built, Calypso Red Pearl
018 1994, 17th car built, Midnight Blue Pearl
020 1994, 18th car built, Mid Blue Pearl
021 1994, 20th car built, Blood Red Solid
022 1994, 21st car built, Genesis Dark Blue
023 1994, 23rd car built, British Racing Green
024 1994, 22nd car built, Carbon
025 1994, 24th car built, Dark Purple Pearl
028 1995, 29th car built, Grand Prix Red
029 1994, 25th car built, Brazilian Brown Metallic
031 1995, 27th car built, Special White
033 1995, 26th car built, Base Silver
036 1995, 30th car built, Pale Blue Metallic
037 1995, 28th car built, Special Silver
038 1995, 31st car built, Base Silver
039 1995, 32nd car built, Creighton Brown
040 1995, 34th car built, Magnesium Silver
042 1995, 33rd car built, Base Silver
043 1995, 36th car built, Black Metallic
044 1995, 37th car built, Base Silver
045 1995, 38th car built, Dark Silver
046 1995, 39th car built, Genesis Blue Metallic
047 1996, 41st car built, Magnesium Silver
048 1996, 44th car built, Brilliant Metallic Blue
049 1996, 43rd car built, Mercedes Brilliant Silver
050 1995, 40th car built, Magnesium Silver
051 1996, 42nd car built, Dark Metallic Green
052 1996, 45th car built, Dark Blue Mica
053 1995, 35th car built, White
055 1996, 46th car built, Magnesium Silver
057 1997, 48th car built, Magnesium Silver
059 1998, 59th car built, Magnesium Silver
060 1996, 47th car built, Yellow
061 1997, 49th car built, Dark Burgundy
062 1997, 53rd car built, Magnesium Silver
063 1997, 51st car built, Magnesium Silver
064 1997, 50th car built, Magnesium Silver
065 1997, 52nd car built, Magnesium Silver
066 1997, 54th car built, Magnesium Silver
067 1997, 58th car built, Magnesium Silver
068 1997, 57th car built, Mercedes Brilliant Silver
069 1998, 60th car built, Mercedes Brilliant Silver
070 1997, 55th car built, Mercedes Brilliant Silver
071 1998, 61st car built, Historic Orange
072 1998, 62nd car built, Jet Black
073 1998, 63rd car built, AMG Green Velvet
074 1997, 56th car built, Magnesium Silver
075 1998, 64th and final F1 road car ever made, Yquem


GTR ’95 Chassis Index


Nine F1 GTR ’95's were constructed by McLaren during the first half of 1995. Their chassis numbers and histories are listed below:

01R McLaren, 1995 Le Mans 24 Hours: 1st (Lehto/ Dalmas/Sekiya).
02R GTC/Gulf Racing,
03R 04R GTC/Gulf Racing
05R BBA Competition
06R Mach One/Harrods
07R Giroix/Jacadi GRT
08R GTC/Gulf Racing
09R 'Ueno' Grey, very little known, believed never to have raced.

GTR ’96 Chassis Index

Nine 1996 spec F1 GTR were constructed between late 1995 and spring ’96.

010R Blood Red, McLaren's testing and development GTR. Rebuilt for Pink Floyd drummer, Nick Mason. UK road registered K40 MCL. Featured in Evo 47.
011R Giroix Racing Team/Franck Muller Technowatch
012R GTC/Gulf Racing
013R Team Lark McLaren
014R Team Lark McLaren
015R GTC/Gulf Racing
016R Team Bigazzi
017R Team Bigazzi
018R Team Bigazzi

GTR ’97 ‘Long Tail’ Chassis Index

Ten final specification, 1997 GTR were constructed by McLaren.

19R McLaren test and development car
20R Gulf Team Davidoff
21R BMW Motorsport
22R Gulf Team Davidoff.
23R BMW Motorsport
24R BMW Motorsport
25R Gulf Team Davidoff
26R BMW Motorsport
27R Parabolica
28R Davidoff/Gulf

911fever
06-03-2009, 07:30 PM
unreal car :(
tragicc

94boosted
06-05-2009, 10:15 PM
Sad to see, I've always loved these cars.

But seeing Elton John driving a McLaren F1 would crack me up :rofl:

chkolny541
06-06-2009, 01:46 AM
ouch,

FullMetal
06-06-2009, 01:57 AM
its fixable http://jalopnik.com/assets/images/gallery/12/2009/06/medium_3586272833_29252d4f2d_o.jpg

canuckcarguy
06-06-2009, 10:13 AM
With the seat configuration, that looks like it would be a hard car to get out of in a fire or other emergency.

Senseiz
06-06-2009, 11:26 AM
Originally posted by Redlyne_mr2
Registries list


Sultan of Brunei..........8 Mclaren F1s......................Brunei...........LM,95 Gulf GTR,Road Car(not sure about the other)



haha, 8 McLarens. He probably has all the colors.