1994 McLaren MP4-9/3 PeugeotSOLD
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Resplendent in its distinctive Marlboro livery, and unusually fitted with a proper engine (not a dummy) and even a complete spare (serial '007'), it has to be the ultimate track day or Euroboss series car. We believe that any F.1 car of this period represents an astute long term purchase, especially when one considers that for the same price one might buy a normal production road car such as a 1960s Ferrari 275GTB. And modern era F.1 cars don't come much more evocative than a Marlboro liveried McLaren!

Reference Number 925

as of 6/13/2006

Car 1994 McLaren MP4-9/3 Peugeot
VIN Ĺ03ĺ 
Exterior / Interior Color      White 
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Known History

Whenever a scarlet red Ferrari driven in anger by Michael Schumacher comes to the market it generates headlines (and frantic bidding); the WilliamsF1 collection of Grand Prix cars created so much interest when offered by Bonhams last year that one American enthusiast bought the whole lot before it even went to auction. But rarest of all amongst modern era F.1 'bolides' are those created over the past three decades under the meticulous eye of McLaren supremo Ron Dennis. So jealously has McLaren guarded its modern F.1 legacy that, unlike all other teams, not a single car is in private hands. So it's remarkable that Kidston SA in Geneva has been instructed to offer nothing less than Mika Hakkinen's 1994 Peugeot V10 powered MP4-9, which he drove to 3rd place in the ill-fated San Marino Grand Prix that year, in which World Champion Ayrton Senna lost his life.

But how did this car escape the clutches of McLaren? Well, the deal with engine supplier Peugeot that year was that at the end of the two firm's collaboration Peugeot would be entitled to a car for their chairman Pierre Peugeot. At the end of the season, the two parted company and this car, MP4-9A-3 was handed over, after a complete rebuild, to Peugeot. It was displayed initially in their factory collection, and was latterly a star exhibit at the French National Motor Museum, before Pierre Peugeot received an approach which he could not refuse from a car collecting friend.

It's that same friend who today, six years later and after Peugeot's death, has entrusted Kidston SA with the private sale of the McLaren.