Say hello to the world's cheapest McLaren

Time to get your hands on one hell of a project car

2y ago

If you fancy being part of the Monaco lifestyle, it's never going to be cheap. If you're going to turn up on the Monaco roads and get noticed, you're going to need something that stands out. You're going to need a supercar and I've found a solution for the price of a Mercedes C-Class.

That's right, you can own your very own McLaren for the price of a standard salesman's car. The McLaren MP4-12C was the first ever production car wholly designed and built by McLaren. The first car McLaren produced since the legendary McLaren F1, the MP4-12C is now eight years old and prices are a mere fraction of the latest models.

Going up for auction on January 26th, this particular 2011 MP4-12C Coupe has had a bit of a long life. It has an estimate of £30,000 – £50,000, which is quite incredible for a McLaren that actually works. I'll have to admit it is much closer to a project car than a concourse McLaren, but with a little bit of hard graft, you can get that millionaire lifestyle on the cheap.

The major components 'functioned as they should,' but there are a few faults.

Here are the major faults:

– Various warning lights on the dashboard were illuminated (a common MP4-12C fault)

– Fuel filler cap refused to stay closed

– Driver's door can only be opened from the inside

It was an ex McLaren Ascot demo car which is up to 97,000 miles and has service history up to 62,000 miles.

If you have £30,000 burning a hole in your pocket and you want to feel that supercar lifestyle, head on up to the Anglia auctions on January 26th or take a look at the listing here:

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Comments (22)

  • I think Tyler Hoovie proves that he has the actual cheapest McLaren in the world, the Pontiac MclarenASC😂

      2 years ago
  • That's cooler than most McLarens in my opinion, nice project.

      2 years ago
  • Quite shocking how tired a supercar looks only after 100000 miles. A "normal" car tends to look much better.

      2 years ago
  • If the vehicle has the warning lights on it cannot pass the registration test, to begin with. Well for where I live that's the rule, which sounds just right.

      2 years ago
  • it would be easy to spend 30k on this car and even easier to spend at least another 25k getting all those faults fixed, McLaren will want it back to do all the work of course, although I am aware of a company in Oxfordshire which is taking on McLaren servicing and repairs. I really liked the MP4 12C too.

    What I can't figure out is why a McLaren dealership demo car has not been serviced for over 30000 miles?

    Still, if you did have 30K burning a hole in your pocket there are loads of decent 'millionaire' life style cars in much better shape than this one out there, although it IS a McLaren after all...

      2 years ago