JAN 14th 2015

Good news: You can buy a McLaren P1 today! Bad news: It's really expensive ...

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It made its dynamic debut at the 2013 Festival of Speed, saw service as the Course Car at last year’s 72nd Members’ Meeting and by general consensus would appear to be most reviewers’ pick of the hybrid hypercars.  No surprise then that all 375 of Mclaren’s astonishing P1s soon sold out when offered new at a price of £866,000.

Until just a few days ago, if you wanted to own one and hadn’t secured one of the 375 cars being nailed together at McLaren’s Woking premises, you were in for a disappointment. However, Ferrari specialist DK Engineering has revealed that it has one for sale with only a reported 21 registered miles …

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Before you exitedly send your piggy bank crashing against the floor though, there is a financial penalty for not deciding that you wanted one before September 2013, when the last of the factory run of cars was sold. The price for this black and white example is apparently £1.25million – roughly £350,000 more than McLaren would have charged, before asking you how you’d like it to be appointed.

Hitherto-unavailable cars which suddenly appear on the market have always commanded hefty premiums though. Think Ferrari F40, Ferrari Enzo and Pagani Zonda …

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The question is, will there be other P1 owners out there looking-on keenly to see if this one sells quickly? If so, could it mean a sudden influx on to the market of P1s? I doubt it, seeing the regard in which the car is held. Either way, even if several owners did feel motivated to sell, there weren’t enough P1s made to cause any possible inflation-related price-drop. As such, they’re likely to remain out of the reach of most enthusiasts for… well, probably forever.

Suddenly £1.25million doesn’t seem that steep … 

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