Buy Mr. Bean’s McLaren F1

The unique, center driven, McLaren F1 is a rare and pricey car. Only 106 cars were made, of those, only 72 were built for the road.

I’ve had the pleasure of sitting in one myself once- but that’s as close as I have ever gotten. Likely, that’s as close as I’ll ever get to driving one.

A unique opportunity, however, has come up for the well-heeled buyer– albeit with a few, small, well…hitches.

Rowan Atikinson, AKA Mr. Bean, has put his McLaren F1 up for sale to the tune of $12 million. The car will be listed with British Auction house, Taylor & Crawley

The catch? Well, there were two accidents that Atkinson had–the first was a minor-ish scuff up–the second in 2011–he was lucky to walk away from.  The repairs the F1 required ended up making it the most expensive insurance payout for a single car crash in Britain–$1.4 million.

The car was repaired by McLaren engineers and was back on the road in 2012. It  hits the auction block soon.

For more check out the interview with the guy in charge of selling the car, over at The Western Morning News.

HT to the guys at MotorAuthority for this lead.


Abigail Bassett

Abigail Bassett is a full-time freelance journalist, content creator, and television and video host whose work has appeared in publications like Forbes, Fortune, Automobile, Motor Trend, Money Magazine, and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories using a variety of media and taking the visitor places that they have never been–whether it’s into the cockpit of a rare supercar, inside an exclusive home or hotel, or behind the scenes of a fashionable event. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour yoga teacher.


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