Let’s say it’s 1994 and you have £650,000 ($1 million) to invest: what would you choose, a large mansion in Sunningdale, just outside London, or a McLaren F1?
Knowing what you know now, it’s obvious that you’d go for the McLaren, but back then, strictly from a business point of view, few people would have even dared think of choosing the F1 supercar over a large mansion. Cars were considered volatile investment, while investing in property was a “no-brainer” for the long term.
But fast forward to 2014 and their values have evolved quite differently. Both have brought a return on the investment, but you won’t believe how much more the McLaren has gained in value.
UK-based real estate services provider Savills has released a video that compares how the prices of the McLaren F1 and the mansion have evolved in two decades. Prepare to be surprised.