Say hello to the world's cheapest McLaren
Time to get your hands on one hell of a project car
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: