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ooooh, cool idea!
I know companies such as Volvo used to do this, but would love to know if McLaren do - I get to UK fairly frequently and it would be great to stooge around England before getting it shipped home to Texas
 

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Does McLaren allow for factory delivery? A friend in the US asked if he would be able to order a car, pick it up at the factory, drive it around Europe for a couple of months and then ship it back to the US. Any idea if this is possible?
Doubt it. I asked about it early on and was told they were working on it. I am pretty sure they have more urgent stuff right now.
 

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At the moment they're not offering it, but they know that it's important and are working on getting it set up. Last I heard they were hoping to have it in place by Summer 2012, but that's tenative.
 

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At the moment they're not offering it, but they know that it's important and are working on getting it set up. Last I heard they were hoping to have it in place by Summer 2012, but that's tenative.
I am almost tempted to wait, then. I would love to take the car to the Ring and Spa...and survive it:).
 

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I inquired w/ regards to such, 'twas a no go then (July, 2011). Hopeful it happens in the future, it'd be truly dreamy to do such. . .
 

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Did they have factory delivery for either the F1 or the McLaren Mercedes SLR?

Can't image it requires much structure.
I don't know about the SLR, but unless you had the car dropped somewhere the factory was the only place to take delivery of your McLaren F1. Of course that predated the Technology Centre by a significant period of time. There was also the McLaren showroom on Park Lane back then, but that was always stocked with a display piece that usually sat there for quite a while - in one case for about 8 years in fact.

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I had tried to do this from first expressing interest over a year ago. At the very least it won't be in place for my delivery in March 2012. The problem is that the legal / customs arrangements are rather complicated and McLaren doesn't have the scale to do this that larger manufacturers (Audi, BMW, Porsche, Volvo) have. Ferrari does have a program like this but my understanding is that it is a huge PITA and you have to pay tax twice.
 

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You pay tax twice, but you get most of the primary tax back when you take delivery of the car in the country of final destination. But yes, it's a huge PITA.
 

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You pay tax twice, but you get most of the primary tax back when you take delivery of the car in the country of final destination. But yes, it's a huge PITA.
Germany & Belgium (from personal experience) will register a car on "export" plates that are only good for 3-6 months which are tax free. Not sure if the UK has a similar scheme.
 

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It was done with the SLR but Mercedes took care of it all. For US customers it was part of the "European Delivery" program that actually save the owners taxes, because by the time the car got to the states it was considered used and therefore the tax structure was very different. My understanding is that it saved clients up to 20% in tax savings in some states. But best part was you got to drive your SLR around Europe for 2 weeks as well

McLaren will offer it soon enough, but more likely to take the form of a factory tour, see your car come off the line then retrieve it from your dealer...
 

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I had a chat with the girl who runs the customer facing side of MPC and she thought it would start after February. I got the impression Ron wanted the MPC to be running perfectly before he would allow the green lights. But I am guessing.

I have been told I can collect my car from the MPC in March but I may have an 'inside track'. They will get there and will be sensitive to the overseas tax break but they need time as building cars to catch up is priority at this time.
 

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Did they have factory delivery for either the F1 or the McLaren Mercedes SLR?

Can't image it requires much structure.
not sure about the UK but there are tax, licensing, and insurance implications for certain countries in the EU. The only company right now with any type of incentive is BMW. I took delivery of one of my BMW's at the Welt in Munich and drove to the Nurburgring and it was great experience. Porsche, Mercedes, Audi and Volvo have euro delivery programs where they will allow you to have a certain amount of weeks with Zoll plates and covered insurance under Allianz. I looked into doing Euro Delivery for Ferrari but you have to pay VAT if you take delivery in Maranello. It would be interesting to do a delivery of the 12C in Woking and then ship it back!
 
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