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Old 07-11-2019, 06:57 AM   #1
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Rare Edition - DRIVING AMBITION The Complete Inside Story of the McLaren F1

Hi Guys,
I have "The Official Story Of The Mclaren F1 Driving Ambition" (Leather Bound)
Chassis No: F1 GT 03
Would be open to offers.MINT condition, still with protective film on all the badges.
Both boxes unmarked. Book and all posters IN immaculate condition.

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Re: Rare Edition - DRIVING AMBITION The Complete Inside Story of the McLaren F1

It's a little odd, because there was no 'F1 GT03' chassis.

Very nice book though, and certainly worth having one over the retail copies.

Best of luck with finding it a new home.

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Old 07-15-2019, 01:43 PM   #3
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Re: Rare Edition - DRIVING AMBITION The Complete Inside Story of the McLaren F1

Hi Erik,
Thank you for looking and giving the info.
107 Books we made in fully bound leather relating to the Chassis Plates.
...here is more info if it helps?
Maybe car was "F1 GT 03" was rebuilt???? change of Chassis?

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Hope you can enlighten us all...
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Re: Rare Edition - DRIVING AMBITION The Complete Inside Story of the McLaren F1

I'm extremely familiar with all variations of these books and also own a Limited copy myself.

The three F1 GTs produced wore these chassis numbers:

Prototype: '56XPGT' and later 'XPGT'
Brunei example: '54F1GT'
Japan example: '58F1GT'

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Re: Rare Edition - DRIVING AMBITION The Complete Inside Story of the McLaren F1

hHi Erik,
Mmmm... never ever seen these badges, most of been issued after the making of The Books?
Could "F1 GT 03" possibly of been originally one of the three cars?
I would never question your knowledge on the facts and figures you have build up, (and share) over the countless years you have been the NO1 man on the subject of McLaren.
Just recently sold books XPLM and LM5, may i ask what chassis no: book you own?
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hHi Erik,
Mmmm... never ever seen these badges, most of been issued after the making of The Books?
Not sure what you mean with this question. All of the cars were completed about a year prior to the release of the books.

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Could "F1 GT 03" possibly of been originally one of the three cars?
No, I really doubt that could be true.

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I would never question your knowledge on the facts and figures you have build up, (and share) over the countless years you have been the NO1 man on the subject of McLaren.
Thanks, but important to note that I have been wrong before and I'm sure I'll be wrong again. However on this topic I've got a high level of confidence that there has been some kind of mistake in the chassis numbers assigned to plates for the books versus what was actually written on the cars.


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Just recently sold books XPLM and LM5, may i ask what chassis no: book you own?
Both very good scores for whoever landed those on their shelves. My Limited copy wears chassis plate #240.

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Re: Rare Edition - DRIVING AMBITION The Complete Inside Story of the McLaren F1

Just seen this on Ebay, (Not my book)
Note: Books 108 to 500 bound in NUBUK Leather. Books up to Chassis No: 107 bound in Connolly Leather and all wil be Owners Editions.
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No 395 of 500 // Doug Nye: 'Driving Ambition' the official inside story of the Mclaren F1'. Collection in person only.

These books are extremely rare and do not come up for sale too often. It has over a hundred extra pages compared to the standard driving ambition book, mostly with extra exclusive images of the McLaren F1, two chapters of racing history, and several extras like page overlays and notes and the very same signed model badges and speed record badges that can be found inside the actual McLaren F1 car.
What you are getting as part of your purchase is the full limited edition book, green carrying case with authentic McLaren badge, McLaren F1 poster, exclusive transmission diagram, and exclusive McLaren F1 technical cutout drawing.
This book comes with all the original letters and emails regarding the purchase, invitation to McLaren to pick up the book, special edition number invite and everything that came with the initial article in St Georges magazine, all correspondence and the actual book that is still boxed in the original black box, enclosing the suede branded box, internal packaging and then the actual leather bound book.

This book is stunning and a real collectors item only usually found at high end car auctions. I believe the last book sold was over 5 years ago

There was supposed to be 1,000 of these books made, but no one has ever seen a book numbered over 500, so it is generally accepted that only half have ever been produced.

This book also has the original signed page by Ron Dennis, Gordon Murray etc (see images)
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Is this still available and any more info on the chassis number plate? What is your price point?
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Is this still available and any more info on the chassis number plate? What is your price point?
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Hi Mad,
Thank you for the enquiry, at this moment I have 2 ...GTR 13 also F1 GT 03 which are on reserve for a buyer, as from yesterday. Both on offer at £2000 each.
If this still interests you I would be willing to offer you first refusal if the sale does not go through.
I wait your reply,
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Hi Mad,
Thank you for the enquiry, at this moment I have 2 ...GTR 13 also F1 GT 03 which are on reserve for a buyer, as from yesterday. Both on offer at £2000 each.
If this still interests you I would be willing to offer you first refusal if the sale does not go through.
I wait your reply,
All the best
Keith.
2000 doesn’t work for me. Thank you for the reply and good luck with the sale
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2000 doesn’t work for me. Thank you for the reply and good luck with the sale
Hi all,
Update,,,
Both books now sold.
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