This one-of-15 McLaren could fetch $5 million at Mecum’s Monterey auction

Got some money lying in that Swiss bank account? Then now’s your chance to buy a special bit of British engineering

If you don’t know about the McLaren Sabre then there’s no need to worry, many petrolheads don’t, no matter what they say after you ask them – “do you know about this McLaren called Sabre?”

The Sabre was actually based on the McLaren Senna and put form over function. It was part of a McLaren Special series that was exclusively built for the USA which in turn permitted the Woking-based firm to incorporate “ideas and innovations that global homologation would not permit.” 

Powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that produced 824 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, the Sabre’s slim headlights, side skirts, rear diffuser, center-mounted exhaust, tailfin, and massive rear wing were a nod to the Senna. The Sabre had a top speed of 218mph which made it the fastest two seat McLaren to date. Only 15 were made and now one of them has come up for sale.

This particular Sabre you see here is finished in Liquid Argentum with Gloss Visual carbon fiber with McLaren’s Papaya orange making an appearance on the exterior in the form of accents. Continuing the orange theme, the brake callipers and driver’s seat are finished in Volcano Orange. The passenger seat? That sports a contrasting black colour, because why not. Satin Visual carbon fiber is also present all across the interior. This car is truly a mesmerising example of the kind of bespoke customisation McLaren Special Operations (MSO) provides to its customers.

Such an exclusive car demands an exclusive price tag – and so it doesn’t come as a surprise that Mecum auctions, the company in whose Monterey auction this Sabre will go under the hammer, expects this car to fetch around $5 million. 

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