The Davidoff/Gulf liveried 1997 McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ sold on Friday when it passed through Bonham’s auction at Monterey California. Bonhams have not yet released the final sale price for the racer, but they did reveal that the entire sale netted $13 million in sold lots.
The auction saw another top seller too, an ex-Filipinetti/Dominique Martin Team ZITRO, 1966 Ford GT40 which went for $2.2 million. Other highlights included 1966 Lola T70 MkII GT Coupe that brought $324,000 and a 1941 Tatra T87 Aerodynamic Saloon that sold for $280,000.
The McLaren F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ sold last night was originally built as chassis #27R, but was damaged in transport. It was rebuilt as #28R for GTC Competition as a spare car before ending up in the 1997 FIA GT season. It’s the final car of ten ‘Longtail’ F1 cars. It features a 6.1 liter BMW V12 and a six speed sequential gearbox.
The F1 GTR ‘Longtail’ had previously been offered for a $4 million private price tag on JamesList!
Update: According to our sources, it failed to sell on the auctio n block, however, a deal was reached after the event in which the new owner paid $3.85 million with fees.