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I'm in the market, and came across this, looks like a very early vin# and a low spec but they are asking a lot. Does anyone know of this car, and what are the pit falls from buying this one instead of waiting.
Here's some scant vehicle history from Symbolic Motor Cars' website:

Originally delivered by McLaren Newport Beach in December 2011

All books & keys, no accidents or paintwork

Recently acquired from the collection of a longtime San Diego client


http://www.symbolicmotors.com/detail-2012-mclaren-mp4~12c-ssg-used-8510705.html
 

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...looks like a very early vin# and a low spec but they are asking a lot...
Low spec? :confused:

That car appears almost fully loaded to me. I did a quick tally of the options listed and the window sticker on this car would have come in around $295,195 not including the First Aid kit, which I don't have a price for.

The only major money that appears to have been saved was with the choice of the standard White paint instead of one of the Special or Elite color choices.

I think the asking price is fairly reasonable for the car.

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Low spec? :confused:

That car appears almost fully loaded to me. I did a quick tally of the options listed and the window sticker on this car would have come in around $295,195 not including the First Aid kit, which I don't have a price for.

The only major money that appears to have been saved was with the choice of the standard White paint instead of one of the Special or Elite color choices.

I think the asking price is fairly reasonable for the car.

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Yeah my bad on the low spec comment i guess :eek:

I didn't look close enough. the link was sent to me by a broker who knows I'm in the market, so i was a bit over critical. Not exactly what i would spec, just trying to weigh up the pro's and con's of ordering and waiting :rolleyes:
 

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I would call the Newport Beach dealer and get the feed back from them if they sold the car new. Otherwise its on the seller to stand behind the vehicle.
 

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Not exactly what i would spec, just trying to weigh up the pro's and con's of ordering and waiting :rolleyes:
I think getting what YOU want in car purchase of this caliber would be most important. :)

There's always the possibility of buying this one and then flipping it again when yours arrives, but that's not likely the kind of advice your accountant would supply. ;)

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I know the dealership - top notch outfit. Always super friendly, even when I was 20 and just cruised in to ogle the cars. I remember they even let me lay down and look under a Carrera GT (which at the time was brand spankin' new).

They do a lot of celeb and athlete sales there.
 

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I wrote a response earlier but guess the site didn't take it. To summarize, I think that is a great spec as it is pretty much fully loaded. If you like the look of the car (I do) I would buy it. By the time you spec an order and wait for delivery, the 12C spyder will be on its way and probably a lightweight GT variant the year after that, so in a year's time you will have lots of choice. If you want to drive a 12C now, may as well scoop this one and enjoy it.
p.s. no downside to an early VIN as all cars get any updates from the factory that come down the pipe.
 
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