Notorious McLaren F1 being offered by Taylor & Crawley
Apparently Rowan Atkinson has decided to part with his deep burgundy McLaren F1, but not just yet. As evidenced by the video below, Mr. Atkinson is still enjoying the car in downtown London.
Mr. Bean’s McLaren F1 on London Streets!
Rowan Atkinson’s McLaren F1 – Fully Repaired and Sounding Great
Andrew Frankel visits Rowan Atkinson:
I’m here on assignment. Atkinson has decided the time has come to sell the F1 and recognises that words such as these in a place such as this may possibly lead to a buyer being found. And no, before you ask, I have no idea what he’s asking for it though my very strong suspicion is that it will begin with a “1” and be followed by not six, but seven, digits.
And that’s not because it’s owned by a famous man, for that factor may or may not be offset in full or part by its well documented unscheduled interactions with the scenery, but because if you think McLaren F1s are rare in general, even they are rather common relative to single owner F1s like this.
Why is he selling it? If you want an insight into the mind of the man, his answer provides it. “I bought it for the quality of the thinking behind it. Now it has become a thing of value, it is time for someone else to enjoy it.”
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