SANTA MONICA, Calif. (August 12, 2013) – The official auction house of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, Gooding & Company, is thrilled to announce an exceptional collector supercar to be offered during its Pebble Beach Auctions next week. A highly sought after 1997 McLaren F1 (estimate available upon request) will proudly drive over Gooding & Company’s auction stage as one of many premier offerings at the Saturday Auction on August 17, which commences at 5 p.m. at the Pebble Beach Equestrian Center.
Enthusiasts the world over recognize McLaren’s F1 as a prime example of automotive technology and timeless design. An elite car by many standards and particularly rare to appear at auction, it is one of few turn-key examples of this type. The 1997 McLaren F1 is being offered from a private US collection in its original factory-delivered form with iconic Magnesium Silver over a black interior. Just two owners from new, this highly sought after F1 will arrive at auction with an impressive McLaren maintenance record, factory owner’s manual, luggage, tools and EPA and DOT certification.
“Since developing the F1, McLaren has been at the forefront of automotive innovation. Gooding & Company is pleased to continue our terrific relationship with the revered brand and we look forward to the 2013 festivities,” says David Gooding, President and founder of Gooding & Company.
An additional point of excitement during Gooding & Company’s 10th Anniversary celebration is McLaren’s Pebble Beach debut of the P1. The unveiling will take place at a private event on Friday evening, August 16th. The new P1 will also be on display for public viewing Saturday and Sunday at the McLaren pavilion at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®.