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Old 3rd June 2009, 01:38   #1
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Default Another McLaren F1 gone :(

With a heavy heart, I hate to say it, a road going version of a McLaren F1 has burst up in flames. It is pretty much rendered useless. Argh, it actually makes me sad!

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One of the best supercars ever made. I hope with all my heart that this picture is a PS job.
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Ohh man. :( That's sad. I dont think it's a PS job. This is heartbreaking.
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This is really bad to see such a beautiful car,going up in flames.What was the actual reason for this mishap?
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The websites states that the car wasn't used for 6 months and hence this happened.

Could this be possible??
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One of the best supercars ever made. I hope with all my heart that this picture is a PS job.
This is not a photoshop work. There is video of the burnt car at this link
$2 million McLaren burns up on Airport Boulevard | PressDemocrat.com | The Press Democrat | Santa Rosa, CA

Its so sad to see one of the best supercars being destroyed. And that too when its not due to some maniac driven accident.
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Ouch, what a devastating sight! My heart goes out to the owner, but it's not like he was really using the car...one drive in 6 months = investment car. Insurance company's going to write him a fat cheque.

I'm willing to bet this car will eventually find a restorer.
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Ouch, what a devastating sight! My heart goes out to the owner, but it's not like he was really using the car...one drive in 6 months = investment car. Insurance company's going to write him a fat cheque.

I'm willing to bet this car will eventually find a restorer.
Thats true. In all probability the car will be totalled, and someone's going to pick this up. Then the restoration starts!
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Sad indeed. Lets hope that one of the three new McLarens is a reincarnation of the old F1.
Yeah Nitin, you are right. Hope it gets restored to better than new!
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What could have caused this. Does not look like an accident. I cannot access the original website my, company firewall blocks.
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What could have caused this. Does not look like an accident. I cannot access the original website my, company firewall blocks.
All the text from the URL below:
$2 Million McLaren F1 Goes Up in Flames

June 1, 2009
A $2 Million 1995 McLaren F-1 Coupe was destroyed today after the engine caught fire. The owner had not driven the car in 6 months which probably explains why it had engine problems. There were only about 100 Mclaren F1's produced and at least 6 have been destoyed in crashes. This one happened on Airport Blvd in Santa Rosa, CA.
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Thats true. In all probability the car will be totalled, and someone's going to pick this up. Then the restoration starts!
, just what my mind and heart was saying after seeing those heartburning pics.
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