Super Rare McLaren F1 Catches Fire
Posted on June 4th, 2009 in California | 2 Comments » |
Santa Rosa, California – A super rare $2 million McLaren F1 reportedly catches fire on Monday evening when owner, Irv Kessler, 53, finally decided to take it out for a spin after putting it in storage for six months. During a quick stop at a stop-sign on Airport Boulevard, an onlooker alerted Mr. Kessler of smoke coming from the rear end of his exotic car. The carbon fiber of the luxury car causes the fire to spread rapidly and ultimately consumed the entire car.
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An eyewitness who is only known as 9M61 on the bayarearidersforum wrote, “The fire department is like 1-2 miles away, but I kid you not, it took between 10 and 15 minutes to arrive on scene. After I took the pic I left and saw them enroute.”
Mr. Kessler told firefighters that the supercar was worth about $2 million and got it insured for $3 million. According to Wikipedia, the McLaren F1 is a rare and priceless sports car designed and manufactured by Gordon Murray and McLaren Automotive. The car was the world’s first production road car to feature carbon fiber body work using Formula One racing technology. There are only 100 of these made.
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