Someone Just Paid $1.7 Million For A Practically New McLaren P1

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.

That’s not quite Bitcoin levels of return. And it’s not even out of the ordinary for this model, which has been known to command more on the second-hand market, even with more miles on the clock.

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.

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  • donald seymour

    I’ll be honest. It was me. You got me. I’m the one who paid for the MC.

    • Bo Hanan

      You are 3 months behind in child support, yet you see no problem in spending roughly $2 million on a sports car. You out yo damn mind.

      Sign, YO baby’s mama.

      • donald seymour

        She asked for too much. Laugh out Loud.

    • S3XY

      Go ahead and update your picture then with your new car 😉

      • donald seymour

        You see I let Stradman use it for a couple of days, seeing as though he has so many friends with hyper cars. Laugh out Loud.

  • Shtekeris

    I would as well if I had the money. This is my all-time favorite car, perfect.

  • SO THE CAR WILL GET TO SEE THE INSIDE OF A NEW GARAGE. HOW EXCITING FOR IT.

  • The P1 price has gone down since market is flooded with them, a lot of dealers in UK offers them and it seems every auction needs to put at least 1 P1.

  • People are just bored, and not only the BP23 or Senna but the current crop of Hypercars must make some collectors to let go of their collection. And yeah you are right for BP23 for example, the current P1 owner were given a chance to see it and place their order.

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