Rebuilding a written off 720S

Rebuilding a written off 720S

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poorpeet

Original Poster:

832 posts

193 months

Sunday 1st December
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Just popped up on YouTube.
http://youtu.be/q-4roAO2Bbg

12pack

933 posts

116 months

Sunday 1st December
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Now THAT 720s has definitely gone boom.

RSbandit

826 posts

80 months

Monday 2nd December
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I'm amazed the guy would take that on looks like a write off..even if he repaired it to an acceptable standard I'd still be bidding silly low money

Juno

3,887 posts

197 months

Monday 2nd December
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He must make his money out of YouTube views because there is no way that is a viable repair yikes

poorpeet

Original Poster:

832 posts

193 months

Monday 2nd December
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Be interesting to watch as he strips it down.
Given the damage to the wheels and discs, the suspension mounts must have taken a huge shock. Does any of it mount directly to the carbon tub?

croissant

852 posts

86 months

Monday 2nd December
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I've watched all of this guys videos, he's quite new to youtube but built some interesting cars and done them well. He's a bit simple and lacks charisma, but he's finding his mojo and I'm still subscribed.

Seems to have an endless pot of cash and doesn't profit from the cars, but I enjoy his videos and he must be making something off youtube now to keep going.

All his cars are high end and he goes into lot of detail.

mike01606

501 posts

97 months

Monday 2nd December
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Money no object, balls of steel or just plain old S,H one T for brains but I enjoyed that and subscribed for updates....
I cringed when they picked it up with a fork lift even though it’d probably scraped on its belly up a few kerbs.

Looking at McLaren threads will he be able to get parts and paint codes readily?

poorpeet

Original Poster:

832 posts

193 months

Wednesday
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Part two's up for those interested.

MACDB

13 posts

4 months

Wednesday
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cant actually believe he is going into this build knowing nothing about McLaren cars, I am not sure he would be able to get hold of the parts....this is going to cost more to repair than buying a secondhand car, unless he buys donor parts. Perhaps You Tube pays more than the repair cost? No one in their right mind would want to buy this either.

Matty3

302 posts

32 months

Wednesday
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Top stuff - brave chap, type of project I would have loved 20 years ago but tech has moved on somewhat and not so sure it's as easy these days wink

Doggleg

491 posts

114 months

Thursday
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Just watched part 2 and he's brave taking that on but obviously money's not an issue.

I might be missing something but how did he expect it to start without pressing the brake pedal? He acknowledges he's not pressing the brake but still expects it to start. Had he frigged out the switch on the pedal or something? Will any modern car start nowadays without pressing the brake?


kev b

2,251 posts

114 months

Thursday
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Mate of a mates McLaren had a glancing blow to the rear quarter from a car in the next lane.

Damage looked like something Chips Away could fix, just a scuffed bumper arch and wheel, however it had to be stripped down in case the impact had pushed the driveshaft and damaged the composite gearbox, not to mention damaging the wishbones etc

The car was out of action for months and cost £50K to repair.


av185

9,605 posts

75 months

Thursday
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Yup together with prices ££ of Mclarens effectively in freefall plus the potential cost of repair could well mean this car is unquestionably a write off especially having regards likely damage to the carbon tub as well as other crucial parts of the structure an chassis and running gear.

And who in their right mind would buy one with such a history/ story without any warranty having been repaired outside the network in a backstreet lockup thus further impacting it's value. biglaugh

Edited by av185 on Thursday 5th December 06:15