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.
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.
Meant aging beautifully.