A 2012-registered McLaren MP4-12C sportscar sold for £127,000 at BCA Blackbushe on Wednesday, 23 October.
A large crowd of buyers attended the Top Car sale at Blackbushe and following some very competitive bidding, the British-assembled supercar was sold to an online bidder participating via BCA’s Live Online service.
The Carbon Black example was fitted with the optional Stealth Pack – a Carbon Black finish to the exterior trim and wheels – and had covered just 6,400 miles from new. It was offered with a recent service history and the correct documentation.
The McLaren MP4-12C is one of the most powerful road-legal cars available, with a mid-engined 3.8-litre V8, twin-turbo engine developing approximately 616 BHP to deliver a top speed of 207 mph and 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds. It boasts sophisticated driving technology sourced from the F1 world including brake steer and a host of other performance driving aids.
A number of other high value prestige and performance cars were sold on the day, including a 2009 Porsche 911 Turbo Tiptronic for £48,400, a 2010 Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S that realised £40,200, a 2010 Nissan GT-R Black Edition (£38,800), and a 2013 Jaguar F-Type Roadster (£62,400). Two 2011-registered Bentley Continental GTCs were offered and sold, with the example in Blue at 3,000 miles realising £83,700 and the Black 5,000 mile model selling for £83,000.
“This McLaren was the star of the show and generated a huge amount of interest from buyers not just in the UK but from Europe and further afield.” confirmed Tim Naylor of BCA. “However, this was a very strong result across a selection of high value vehicles and underlines that there is plenty of confidence from buyers to invest often considerable sums of money in these ‘top end’ vehicles. Bidding was very competitive throughout the sale.”
Naylor added “The high end prestige and sports market has a strong following with buyers and we have seen lots of interest in high value vehicles during 2013 with bidders prepared to invest six-figure sums for the right vehicle. It could be that some well-heeled buyers are simply deciding that their money might as well be put to good use on a prestige car rather than languishing in a savings account that is paying very little interest.”