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2012 McLaren MP4-12C

Coupe
Bonhams Scottsdale 2022
Thursday, 27 January
$131,600
Sale Price
$110,000 - $130,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
27 January 2022
Sold Date
37
Lot Number
#2
Original
Bonhams
Auction House
Chassis no. SBM11AAA7CW000813. McLaren Orange over full black leather. 3799/592hp, front skid plate kit, tire spoiler inserts, Gen2 battery upgrade, Pirelli P Zero tires.

Evaluation: Represented with 6700 miles and as a two-owner car. Serviced and well kept. A handsome, appropriately orange example of McLaren’s first volume seller.

Bottom Line: And as McLaren’s first volume seller as well as the first car completely designed and built by the company, the MP4-12C is a significant automobile. But it’s also not really old enough to be a classic and McLaren’s newer models offer superior performance. MP4-12Cs also have known issues, including but not limited to costly problems with the transmission. Sold for about $100,000 less than its original MSRP a decade ago, this McLaren is clearly still more used exotic than modern collectible.

by Andrew Newton
3 February 2022
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Comments

  • Artie says:

    But a 2012 12C sold at Barrett for 180k… maybe the auction house made a difference? These first gen Mclarens are going to be classics in the realm of super cars. They are asking beautifully and are wonderful to drive.

  • Artie says:

    Meant aging beautifully.

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