Absurd Prices For The McLaren F1 Probably Won't Top Out Anytime Soon

A different F1 pictured. Credit: McLaren
A different F1 pictured. Credit: McLaren

Over the summer, a McLaren F1 with 9,600 miles on the clock sold for $15.6 million. I, a person who has no concept of money above about $1,000, thought this seemed like a lot. The thing is, that probably isn’t even where F1 sales will probably top out at, either.

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There’s another silver McLaren F1 for sale in Germany, according to this listing on Mobile.de. The car has about 2,200 miles on it and the seller wants €20 million (approximately $24 million). The listing is thin on all other details, but does say that the car has had three owners.

When I first saw that price, I balked. $24 million? That’s way more than the price of the one that sold over the summer. But then I thought about it some more and realized that we’re probably not going to see these asking prices come down anytime soon. One person asked for $16 million, then another wanted $24 million. Who’s stopping the third person from asking for $40 million?

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I have seven dollars.

via MotorAuthority

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PatBateman
PatBateman

Even if I had that kind of money, I wouldn’t buy it. At that price point, buyers aren’t purchasing a car; they’re paying cash for an investment/work of art. I get WHY the über wealthy are forking over the dough, but I would be constantly concerned, with each mile driven, about how much I’m devaluing the damned thing.