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148 mile McLaren F1


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I'd dread to think how much money you'd have to give them to take this home. Even then, I doubt the next owner will turn a wheel in it which is a shame but that's quite the car! 

http://www.tomhartleyjnr.com/used/1997/classic/mclaren/1997-classic-mclaren-moira-swadlincote-for-sale-048060

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Yeah I was looking at that yesterday. Unfortunately I've just paid out for something else. His loss. :)

Does make you wonder about the timing though: maybe they've told the owner that the market has now peaked, so time to cash in. Also unusual to not see it go through auction.

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Many, many millions for a car that you could never drive. The next owner will probably already have an F1 among a lot of other cars so I guess just having it sat there will be enough.

Mr Bean’s was crashed twice and still sold for £8m some years ago. This will make well over £10m maybe closer to £20m. 40 odd billionaires in London alone, it will only take two fighting over it.

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Who says you can't drive it, it's a car with four wheels, engine and steering wheel, same as most of them. Just because the first owner hasn't driven it doesn't mean the next will do the same. If I were an eccentric billionaire I'd have it and a go buy some lengths of skirting boards from B+Q in it and take them home with them poking out an open door...

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I bet if you did start driving it, it would break down with lack of use.  Dry / leaking drive shaft seals amongst other things.  I guess the Owner would have to spend many thousands to get it running properly.  Not that that would worry someone that is rich.

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Nothing stopping the next owner putting some miles on it, except for the millions he paid over whatever a slightly higher mileage one would have cost. The extra value is totally connected to the mileage. If you rack up miles on it, it will soon be like anyone else's F1 still worth a fortune but the thing that makes this one special and valuable is gone. I'm not condoning it, I think mileage obsession is crazy but it applies to cars right across the spectrum. My Evo TME is considered high mileage for a red one with 82k miles - that's less than 5000 miles a year! Well maintained and regularly used cars should be worth more really but I don't make the rules, nor does common sense. 

But surely even Roman Abramovich would just buy a higher mileage one for what could easily be £5m less if he was planning to use it?

Who knows how billionaires think? Any on here care to explain?

Tell you what, if you all put £100k in my bank account this afternoon I'll come back in a few years and tell you. Promise not to blow it all on a McLaren F1!

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To me cars like this are a pieces of art. If you compare them to art then it's cheap (even at 20mill) to what some people will pay for a single painting or sculpture that all you do is look at... 70-80mill for some recently. Unlike a painting though this peice of art you can actually jump into and drive (Mary Poppins) aswell as look at it. Certainly if I had the dollar to buy such a peice of art I'd use it without any shadow of doubt. 

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I popped to Hexagon Lotus and Classics in London today, lots of amazing classics etc.

One being a 2010 Porsche 997 Carrera Sport Classic on sale for £400K +, other than the very high price it has had FOUR previous owners and only ever done 23 miles! Shows not worth driving, just investing in. Like Art really I suppose.

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Giving this one a miss Pilko? :D

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Doesn't match your eye shadow? :D

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On 17/10/2017 at 23:49, Bibs said:

Doesn't match your eye shadow? :D

I'm sure McLaren Special Ops could sort the eye shadow out... at a price. B-)

Currently having an illicit affair with another marque, be back in the fold one day... B-)

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Its been on sale in the past, there are also pictures on the net where it has the factory covers removed.

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