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There's only one thing I love more than massive wings... Carbon fiber. If I bled, I'd bleed carbon fiber.

Still, I'm not a fan of the naked CF McLaren's (not even the P1). Pagani, yes, McLaren, no. I can't quite pinpoint why.

For me, if I were you, Nadeem, I'd keep the Fistral Blue specimen. But, that's just me. :)
 

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I'm actually thinking of keeping the car now.

I wasn't too thrilled with the bare carbon on the all carbon spider. I went with it because the instructions/spec sheet said that no color tint option was allowed.

Then I find out that there are some owners who are getting the color tint. When I inquired again; I was told that due to operational reasons a color tint option was not possible. Now, I'm not so sure that I want it.

it's left me a little bit bitter. :crying:
I think the car looks stunning - pretty sure there will not be another like it! I think the contrast looks super good!
 
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Carbon fiber has a somewhat rough pitted texture with micro threads of fiber poking through the surface. The natural look is a carbon black grey matte finish. It takes allot (heavy coats) of paint to cover the pitted carbon fiber surface, somewhat defeating the purpose of building a carbon fiber car.

Maybe a vinyl wrap + Xpel or a thin matte color coat could be done.
 

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Carbon fiber has a somewhat rough pitted texture with micro threads of fiber poking through the surface. The natural look is a carbon black grey matte finish. It takes allot (heavy coats) of paint to cover the pitted carbon fiber surface, somewhat defeating the purpose of building a carbon fiber car.

Maybe a vinyl wrap + Xpel or a thin matte color coat could be done.
I should've known better. That one posting has caused a lot of people some heart burn including myself -:(
 

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Carbon fiber has a somewhat rough pitted texture with micro threads of fiber poking through the surface. The natural look is a carbon black grey matte finish. It takes allot (heavy coats) of paint to cover the pitted carbon fiber surface, somewhat defeating the purpose of building a carbon fiber car.

Maybe a vinyl wrap + Xpel or a thin matte color coat could be done.
I should've known better. That one posting has caused a lot of people some heart burn including myself -
Pleasing yourself is the most important thing--not others. The forum is a great source for information and comment. I've much enjoyed looking at your cars and I'm sure whatever decision you make this car will be rare, great to drive and to look at.
 

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Market update. Some LT spiders seem to be trading at MSRP.

If anyone wants a new 675LT Spider untitled from dealer in Chicane Grey PM me. I just heard of one out there at MSRP. I know many in this tread said they wanted one or even a second if they could get one at MSRP. Now is your chance if you are really serious. Could sell fast. Also new white 675LT coupe I mentioned earlier here is still available. I'm stil personally leaning towards the P14 and just waiting for that otherwise I'd put one of these in my garage.

Market soft all around. Monterey auctions were down this year. 44% of cars didn't even sell. LaFerrari only pulled 3.6M in Red. Guys were asking $4M to $5M for these cars. We just saw the exotic and high market get a little soft from what I think was an overheated state the last two years.
 

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Market update. Some LT spiders seem to be trading at MSRP.

If anyone wants a new 675LT Spider untitled from dealer in Chicane Grey PM me. I just heard of one out there at MSRP. I know many in this tread said they wanted one or even a second if they could get one at MSRP. Now is your chance if you are really serious. Could sell fast. Also new white 675LT coupe I mentioned earlier here is still available. I'm stil personally leaning towards the P14 and just waiting for that otherwise I'd put one of these in my garage.

Market soft all around. Monterey auctions were down this year. 44% of cars didn't even sell. LaFerrari only pulled 3.6M in Red. Guys were asking $4M to $5M for these cars. We just saw the exotic and high market get a little soft from what I think was an overheated state the last two years.
I think a lot of us who have more collectible cars were expecting this. Why I got out of my 1991 low mileage NSX early - I felt the lack of interest for higher cars - which usually causes a downstream effect. Why McLaren didn't feel that too before building 1000 LTs, I don't know.
 

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I agree but at that price its not going to happen. That car is approx 600,000 vs. 350,000 for a standard pp coupe which we all know is the same car.
So maybe the owner would like to keep his beautiful Spider? And has an incoming all carbon coupe. Freeing up a 007 black 675LT coupe......? Worth a call?

Edit. VO not black
 

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So maybe the owner would like to keep his beautiful Spider? And has an incoming all carbon coupe. Freeing up a 007 black 675LT coupe......? Worth a call?
Its not for me, and I'm not saying a collector car isn't stunning or worth it, which I'll agree 110% it is. I'm trying to find a lower priced car for a buddy who just came from a 570. If someone knows of something feel free to PM me.
 

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Give it a few months when more P14 photos and specs start leaking. I suspect a good number of 675 owners will be flipping into a P14 which I understand will have even better headline performance numbers but in a more luxurious package.
 

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Currently there are 25 LT's offered on mobile.de
18 of those LT's are Spiders which is remarkable . Some of the lower priced cars are offered since more than 6 months. As there are probably at least as many cars on the market in the US and UK there are between 10 to 15 % of the LT production currently offered on the web. Not counting are the privately offered cars which in my experience are mostly lower priced. Of those privately offered cars I know two cars, one Coupe for minus 5% under MSRP, one Spider at minus 10 %. Both cars were driven less than 500 km.
 

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Currently there are 25 LT's offered on mobile.de
18 of those LT's are Spiders which is remarkable . Some of the lower priced cars are offered since more than 6 months. As there are probably at least as many cars on the market in the US and UK there are between 10 to 15 % of the LT production currently offered on the web. Not counting are the privately offered cars which in my experience are mostly lower priced. Of those privately offered cars I know two cars, one Coupe for minus 5% under MSRP, one Spider at minus 10 %. Both cars were driven less than 500 km.
Glad you dodged a bullet and didn't buy one. Enjoy whatever you decide to purchase!
 

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Give it a few months when more P14 photos and specs start leaking. I suspect a good number of 675 owners will be flipping into a P14 which I understand will have even better headline performance numbers but in a more luxurious package.
I'm not sure about that; ie., 675 owner giving it up to go into a p14.

I'll probably get the p14 but not by giving up 675 coupe. I like the 675 coupe too much.

Based on the hype of P14 I don't think it will be so easy to get into the first year's allocations.
 

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Many say that a transparent public market is never wrong, as the most recent transaction price is by definition where buyer and seller agreed. Some say that a transparent public market is almost always wrong, as the next transaction price will almost always be different from the last.

Regardless of that, I thought the juxtaposition in this McLaren specialist (A. Bols) ad - in the most recent issue of evo, and placed immediately following their McLaren "Mega Test" - was curious.

We have a 675LT coupe being offered at £345k. That would be a minor premium over its list price despite the car's having only a few hundred miles on the clock and having received universal rave reviews by both journalists and owners.

In the same ad, we have an SLR 722, eight years older than the 675LT and with nine times as much mileage on it. Without wishing to offend anyone, I think it must be admitted that the reception of the SLR models was lukewarm at best; evo gave the 722 Edition three stars - an especially low rating for them.

The SLR is offered at £599k, more than a 50% premium over the 722's list price from eight years previously and 73% more than the price of the 675LT.

Yes, the market is what it is, but there are times when relative prices seem hard to reconcile.
 

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