After owning his famous McLaren F1 for 17 years, the English actor was finally ready part with it — but not without a hefty sum first. If the supercar’s repair alone already costs more than $1 million, it shouldn’t be a surprise if its value surpasses that. In 2015, the actor took his iconic supercar to a dealership run by David Clark, who put the McLaren F1 up for sale. For a supercar that was originally bought for $960,000 — one with over 40,000 miles and had suffered from two crashes, no less — Atkinson’s McLaren F1 had a $12.3 million asking price (via Autoevolution). Despite being over 10 times more than its retail cost, Clark was still able to sell the actor’s supercar to “a British buyer who will drive it like Rowan did.”
For the car’s sake, that hopefully won’t include adding more dents and scratches into its previously battered chassis, especially since the McLaren F1 is a pretty analog vehicle. In fact, its lack of any sort of driver assistance is what the actor preferred, as it made him feel like a driver than a “manager” (via The Telegraph). Since he no longer drove it as often, he believed the it was the right time to let his car be enjoyed by someone else. While Atkinson already made considerable profit from it, he could’ve gotten more if he waited a bit longer.