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What Makes This McLaren F1 GTR Longtail The Ultimate Top Gear Collector's Item?

It's the last of its kind, for starters.

When it comes to “Top Gear” memorabilia, nothing may be cooler than this McLaren F1 GTR Longtail. The last time we saw this ride it was up for auction at Bonhams, and now it’s back on the market once again. Its last selling price was about $13 million, which is a ton of cash. But what makes it so damn rare and special? For starters, this is the last F1 GTR ever built, number 28 to be exact. On top of that it's 1 of only 10 Longtails ever made.

So, where does the connection to the BBC’s iconic motoring show come in? Actually, the McLaren is connected to Top Gear Magazine, not the show. The publication sponsored the car back in 1997 for a season of racing in the FIA Endurance Championships. Since then the car has had a few owners, all of whom have kept it running splendidly. McLaren is helping to facilitate the F1 GTR Longtail’s sale this time around and says that it could even be made street legal with a little work. Would it be the ultimate troll move if Jeremy Clarkson was behind this purchase?

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