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post #61 of 88 Old 03-05-2019, 12:19 AM
 
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This isn't too far from you, and has a little of an ESC left to run. I don't know what the reserve is, although would be concerned that it's more than it's worth.
Got to $87,600 (below the reserve, unsurprisingly). I would have expected more, given that it is has a transferable ESC. It didn't have enough CF for me (interior is a requirement, with engine bay CF and CCB being highly desirable). The "Buy It Now" of $119,900 was never going to happen, IMO. Lovely colour, ESC and recent service though.
I actually bid up to 92k. Was the highest bidder so never went up. Reserve is usually close to buy it now. So prob like 110
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I actually bid up to 92k. Was the highest bidder so never went up. Reserve is usually close to buy it now. So prob like 110
$92k is a tad optimistic , although I understand that you wouldn't offer as much on a car that you haven't physically seen and tested.

IMO, it's not worth $110k - the options are too light. I didn't consider it because I find the standard silver plastic isn't at the level of the car or the rest of the interior. It still had IRIS1 by the looks of it too. The Coupe engine cover is designed to show off the engine bay, so having no CF there is a shame, IMO. We'll see what they do about their asking price.
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Still looking, ideally; Coupé, CF interior, CCB, CF engine bay, Volcano colour, full leather, super-light wheels. Cash sat waiting.

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Given the recent clamp-down on ESCs, I'm now wanting an unbroken service history.

To summarise, I'm after:

Coupé, CF interior, CCB, CF engine bay, Volcano colour (preference for orange), full leather (alcantara OK, prefer black)
- MUST have an unbroken service history to be ESC qualified (for new or renewal, as per McLaren)
- Prefer an existing ESC. If everything checks-out, I may pay for a McLaren inspection
- Must have zero performance modifications
- Ideally under 20k miles (or a very big discount), but not looking to pay a premium for a car that hasn’t been used

Will travel if the price is right. Ready to buy the right car when I see it, but not in a hurry.
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I'm guessing since you seem to do a lot of research on this subject, you probably checked out all the various websites such as: Autotempest.com, Cargurus.com, autotrader.com, etc. You should also just check out websites of local high end dealership in your general area - e.g. Ferrari/Maserati, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Bentley, etc. - as they often may have McLarens in their inventory that they simply don't list on those websites. I know I found a few nice comparables this way. Also, I would go to perhaps your local McLaren dealership and ask if they have any used in stock or ask if they know of any either selling privately or in any nearby dealerships. Sometimes they will tell you these sort of things.

Anyway just my two cents. I wish you the very best of luck on your search!!! May you find the right car and may the right car find you!
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You should also just check out websites of local high end dealership in your general area - e.g. Ferrari/Maserati, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce, Bentley, etc. - as they often may have McLarens in their inventory that they simply don't list on those websites.
Thank you for the tip - it's not something that I've got around to yet, but should.

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Also, I would go to perhaps your local McLaren dealership and ask if they have any used in stock or ask if they know of any either selling privately or in any nearby dealerships. Sometimes they will tell you these sort of things.
I went to see a car that they have, which ticks many of my boxes, but can't be ESC qualified with McLaren no longer turning a blind eye to a wide interpretation of its servicing requirement.

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I wish you the very best of luck on your search!!! May you find the right car and may the right car find you!
Thank you - I appreciate it.
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I'd be particularly interested in hearing about any Volcano colour, 2013/4 Coupés.
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post #68 of 88 Old 04-15-2019, 08:14 AM
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Just sold my mp4-12c. 2014. $73,000.00
I needed to sell.mi was surprisedvthisxwas best I could get
Had one person interested but ge preferred 2012 12c coup

None of this makes sense but does address more interest in coups, alsovshaeed by McLaren sf who only offered me 70k

Oh, and another reason was mileafe,beveryine said 46k milesxwayvto high , they wanted one with 1,000 to 3,000 miles max
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Just sold my mp4-12c. 2014. $73,000.00
I needed to sell.mi was surprisedvthisxwas best I could get
Had one person interested but ge preferred 2012 12c coup

None of this makes sense but does address more interest in coups, alsovshaeed by McLaren sf who only offered me 70k

Oh, and another reason was mileafe,beveryine said 46k milesxwayvto high , they wanted one with 1,000 to 3,000 miles max
Thank you for the data-point. I'm sorry that you didn't get a better price. As you said, miles really hit resale, especially over 20-30K. Whether they should is open to debate, but you can't argue with the market. That doesn't stop some sellers trying though.
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Thank you for the link. I spoke to the owner a while a go, when they had it on at $125K. It all sounded good (although the orange seats aren't quite my taste), but isn't worth the asking price to me.
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I went to see a car that they have, which ticks many of my boxes, but can't be ESC qualified with McLaren no longer turning a blind eye to a wide interpretation of its servicing requirement.
Is the car modded? All you need to do is own the car for 90 days, Then have the car inspected at a dealer. If everything is good. Then I don't see why you can't get an ESC.
BTW from what I knew. ESC were not transferable. The old owner could file for a prorated refund. And that a new owner would have to do a 90 day wait. Unless you bought a CPO.
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Is the car modded? All you need to do is own the car for 90 days, Then have the car inspected at a dealer. If everything is good. Then I don't see why you can't get an ESC.
BTW from what I knew. ESC were not transferable. The old owner could file for a prorated refund. And that a new owner would have to do a 90 day wait. Unless you bought a CPO.
There was a brief period where McLaren started reminding dealers that an ESC requires an unbroken service history. They back-tracked due to "feedback".

ESCs are transferable in a private sale.
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Another deposit placed. We'll see how the dealer reacts when it fails the McLaren inspection.
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Another deposit placed. We'll see how the dealer reacts when it fails the McLaren inspection.
I've ignored a few of my own requirements - we'll see how badly bitten I am once she arrives! Now the wait .. If I believe the transport company, she should be here by the end of next week. I'd like to, and it should be the case, but I've had delays before. More info, and photos, when she arrives.

I've met some lovely people in my quest, and only one not so nice - it is hard for some to acknowledge that depreciation hasn't been kind to them, and poses some real issues for a few. Looking forward to making the 12C more visible in the area - I plan on using mine to commute a fair amount, and she ain't subtle (Volcano Orange). Hopefully the Police are nice - I will be displaying a front number plate.

There are still some great cars, at very reasonable prices, out there. I'd have loved to buy a few, but garage and drive space doesn't allow (at present). It's really a shame that McLaren don't seem to care about secondhand values for the older cars, choosing to milk parts (and ESC) sales as much as possible.

Have a good weekend,

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