Hypercars, like most any other cars, are made to be driven. So we can’t quite condone keeping one locked up. But at the same time, we can’t argue that they don’t make fine investments if you do.
Take, for example, this 2015 McLaren P1. It was on of the last built – #343 in a run of 375 cars – and one of just 150 or so built for the US market.
Painted in a rare Supernova Silver with a black and red interior, it echoed the original McLaren F1 in more ways than one. It was built in October 2014, and sent to the authorized dealership in Philadephia. There it was bought by a collector from New Jersey, who apparently kept it in pristine condition, putting only 360 miles on it in over three years since.
With production long since complete, the hybrid hypercar’s owner consigned it to Bonhams, which sold it as part of its Amelia Island auction this weekend for a whopping $1.7 million. That not only made it the most valuable lot at the same, but based on the original sticker price of $1.35 million (before options), netted the owner a handsome profit of $350,000.
But it ain’t half bad – more than enough to buy a new 720S on the income alone, never mind the cash freed up by its sale. Plus he must have gotten to drive it a little while he had it, and at very least got to enjoy the sight of it in his garage. Maybe the new owner will actually put some miles on it, though.