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01-03-2010, 08:51 PM #31Senior Member
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Thank you for the info sir. Looking forward to your future posts.
01-03-2010, 08:59 PM #32
Peloton 25, you and Challenge It are going to get along very well.
01-03-2010, 09:00 PM #33
Good to have you on here Erik! It's been a while!
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01-03-2010, 09:18 PM #34
Did you happen to get the chassis number of... nah, nevermind.
01-03-2010, 09:21 PM #35
01-03-2010, 09:28 PM #36
Share the story of when you got to ride in a silver one! I loved reading it the first time you posted it.
Also, do you know about flemke's blue F1 w/door mounted mirrors that has undergone some non-factory modifications? I have read some interesting things on PH about how he feels regarding the factory suspension on the car.
01-03-2010, 09:35 PM #37
are there any f1s up here in the Pacific NW?
01-03-2010, 09:40 PM #38
I know the owners of SPS quite well and i have been to visit them a couple of times, i know a little bit about SPS car. I also know a brown one in Japan owned by an SPS customer, nice guy. Amazing car, really low miles!!
[QUOTE=Peloton25;696352]I should draw the line right here on asking any questions about Silver F1s. Man does that make my life difficult!
01-03-2010, 09:48 PM #39
Bingo Sports still have number 13 for sale, although on consignment from the owner who, has just had it over in the uk at the factory, i believe a deposit has been taken on it in the past few weeks.
01-03-2010, 10:25 PM #40
Reader Review: The McLaren F1 Experience
The "Photo Gallery" link at the bottom of the page is still active as well.Also, do you know about flemke's blue F1 w/door mounted mirrors that has undergone some non-factory modifications? I have read some interesting things on PH about how he feels regarding the factory suspension on the car.
a post containing the info and photos in the "Dream Garage" thread, rather than repeat it all here. Scroll down a ways till you see the Metallic Blue F1.
Also, I am familiar with the "brown" car you refer to if it was the one listed for sale by ArtSports in 2007. We were finally able to deduce that it was chassis #029 based on the translation of the color name "Brazilian Brown" in their website listing. The color is incredibly unique - a mixture of pink and brown to get the exact right shade the owner wanted according to a source from the factory. Here's a great shot from ArtSport's website:
There is another F1, perhaps "lost" in Mexico, that is a much darker brown with gold wheels that would be the other brown F1 McLaren originally built. It should be chassis #039, listed as being painted "Creighton Brown" which was a bit of comedy, as that is actually the name of one of the four directors at McLaren Cars that initially conceived the idea of building the McLaren F1 back in 1988. Here's an image of it that seems to have been removed now from the ExoticSpotter website. Might as well tell the "whole story" of it here too.
The info included on ES.com with that shot was "Mclaren F1 - Culiacan, Mexico - 05/25/2004"
Looking back, there were a lot of lenghty discussion that went on about the two brown F1s before we were ever able to firmly nail down their chassis numbers. I hope that we have them right now, if not, flip-flop them as we have done so many times. Forever intwined really. Could even be McLaren's fault if they somehow got the names of the colors reversed when they compiled the chassis history poster included with each copy of "Driving Ambition"?
Anywho, a user on another forum had first spotted the ES.com posting and sent it to me with a note that read:"Knowing that you are a McLaren expert, I want to ask you if you have any information on the car pictured in the link, it says it is located in Culiacan, Mexico and it wouldn't suprise me because it is a place full of Drug Lords.""It is really a surprise for me too. Im pretty much involved in the exotic car world in Mexico and know more or less what cars are in Mexico who owns them etc.. and had never known about a McLaren. The other thing that surprises me is that this car is in Culiacan a fairly small town that is run by drug lords, and this guys usually have no taste whatsoever and would prefer to buy an Escalade with spinners or a purple Lamborghini so this is really strange."
He sent me a follow up note later on that read:"I have been searching in mexican car forums, and I found some good information, the information is on a forum where they talk about japanese import cars and know nothing about european cars.
They say the car is in Culiacan as the picture suggests, the car is owned by a drug dealer by the nickname of "robachivas" his real name I think was Ricardo Beltran, they say this guy was killed some time ago they burned him or something like that. I cant imagine what someone like this would do to a Mclaren most of them are people with no education and really bad taste, and would not know what a Mclaren means, but anyway.
Another guy says in the forum that the car has been stored because since this guy was killed they cant find any keys for the car, again this might be or might not be true, I have sent him a message to see what I can get, and to confirm if the car is still in Mexico.
I have got another picture of the car where you can see it better and in higher resolution, It is a brown color with gold rims, and the car behind has Culiacan plates so this confirms that this car is really in Mexico."
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Since then there has been nothing new at all. He pinged me back about 1 year ago asking if I had found anything new and I had not. He continues to poke around from time to time, trying not to risk his life in the process (I hope) and hadn't found any new details either. So this F1 is definitely MIA for now, but it makes for a very interesting story I think.
Last edited by Peloton25; 01-03-2010 at 11:59 PM.