1995 McLaren F1

Owner: Gavin Moule Photography: Alex Penfold/DK Engineering

A legend in its own wheel tracks, the McLaren F1 broke new ground in terms of exactly what the automobile was capable of. For many years, its 240.1mph top speed, courtesy of a 6.1-litre BMW V12, made it the world’s fastest production car, and – decades after its introduction – it’s still the fastest naturally aspirated vehicle ever. The F1 was an unlikely motor sports hero, too; despite not being designed for racing, it won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1995.

This particular McLaren F1, chassis no. 028, was supplied new to American racing driver Michael Andretti. Andretti had signed a two-year deal to drive for McLaren in the Formula 1 World Championship for the 1993-94 seasons. However, this arrangement ultimately didn’t work out, and he was eventually replaced. The F1 formed part of his compensation package, and it still sports Andretti’s signature on the back of the central visor.

Built in 1995, chassis 028 was painted Grand Prix Red – one of just two cars to leave the factory in such a hue. It’s the only original red machine remaining, after the other was destroyed in an accident in the Middle East, early in its life.

Power: 618hp | Top speed: 240mph | 0-60mph: 3.2 seconds