Comedian sells McLaren F1 for a reported £8m

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Comedian Rowan Atkinson has sold his McLaren F1 four years after he made ‘Britain’s biggest car insurance claim’ to repair the vehicle.

Atkinson has sold the F1 for £8m after buying it for roughly £647,000 in 1997.

In February 2013, it was reported Atkinson had claimed £910,000 after crashing the car in 2011.

The accident destroyed most of the back of the vehicle, and the damage took a year to repair.

At the time, the insurance claim was believed to be the biggest ever in Britain, beating a previous record set by insurer Aviva.