540c @ Β£79,999

540c @ Β£79,999

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simon_j

126 posts

228 months

Saturday 10th August
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Yes, it seems to be a steal at that price. What's the process to extend the warranty if it's not bought via a main dealer?

garyhun

27,274 posts

172 months

Saturday 10th August
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simon_j said:
Yes, it seems to be a steal at that price. What's the process to extend the warranty if it's not bought via a main dealer?
Full inspection by an authorised dealer at minimum.

matrignano

2,135 posts

154 months

Saturday 10th August
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I can’t believe 18k is considered high miles...

The UK is really odd when it comes to putting anything other than 2000 miles a year on sports/supercars

MAC 720S

451 posts

91 months

Saturday 10th August
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matrignano said:
I can’t believe 18k is considered high miles...

The UK is really odd when it comes to putting anything other than 2000 miles a year on sports/supercars
I think the "high miles" issue is a throw-back to when Supercars were unreliable. For some reason a lot of people still hold this view.

For me, it's not an issue. I have done 7.5K miles in my 720S since April 2019.

MAC 720S

451 posts

91 months

Saturday 10th August
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simon_j said:
Yes, it seems to be a steal at that price. What's the process to extend the warranty if it's not bought via a main dealer?
As long as it has been serviced by a main dealer, you can extend the warranty. It doesn't matter if it is bought privately or through a non-franchised dealer.

If it falls outside of the main 3 year warranty, the main dealer will charge for a pre-warranty inspection.

LotusJas

821 posts

175 months

Saturday 10th August
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Extremely high number of owners, interior looks unlooked after, suggests the car hasn't exactly been loved.

Personally I'd pay a bit more for a better example. Mileage much less of an issue than the condition and history IMO. If it is a press car, then it's certainly been used & abused.

This one won't seem such a bargain when it comes to trying to sell it on to owner #8.

speedick

55 posts

181 months

Saturday 10th August
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Same colors, miles, owners as the one that was on Ebay .... gradually got reduced for several months until it was last seen @ 84950 - there's another thread on the MCL forum about it.

I'll bet you £1 its the same car - maybe the owners PX'd it in.

Last time I went to see it it had some corrosion on the NSF wing - I Still liked it enough to make a serious offer on it, the owner (it was on consignment) never had the courtesy to reply. Pretty rude I'd say given I'd offered within a few K of what it's up for now.

Other than the above I thought it was in pretty good shape, There was a bill for £4500 worth of grounded front bumper repairs, and a starter motor replacement, wheels had been reconed. Other than that it all looked very consistent with its mileage.

It also had a fairly full coat of PPF - nicely done too.

As I said, but for a few K it could have been mine by now.

Edited by speedick on Wednesday 14th August 15:44

jakesmith

4,482 posts

115 months

Saturday 10th August
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Lol @ 18k being high milage! Probably more reliable than one that’s done 3000 miles in 2 years

I’d love that car.

MAC 720S

451 posts

91 months

Saturday 10th August
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jakesmith said:
Lol @ 18k being high milage! Probably more reliable than one that’s done 3000 miles in 2 years

I’d love that car.
For me, 18K is a positive. Most issues would have been ironed out.

ninepoint2

1,992 posts

104 months

Saturday 10th August
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speedick said:
Same colors, miles, owners at the one that was on Ebay .... gradually got reduced for several months until it was last seen @ 84950 - there's another thread on the MCL forum about it.

I'll bet you £1 its the same car - maybe the owners PX'd it in.

Last time I went to see it it had some corrosion on the NSF wing - I Still liked it enough to make a serious offer on it, the owner (it was on consignment) never had the courtesy to reply. Pretty rude I'd say given I'd offered within a few K of what it's up for now.

Other than the above I thought it was in pretty good shape, There was a bill for £4500 worth of grounded front bumper repairs, and a starter motor replacement, wheels had been reconed. Other than that it all looked very consistent with its mileage.

It also had a fairly full coat of PPF - nicely done too.

As I said, but for a few K it could have been mine by now.
certainly looks like the same car...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/McLaren-540c-PETROL-MAN...

m3jappa

4,313 posts

162 months

Sunday 11th August
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matrignano said:
I can’t believe 18k is considered high miles...

The UK is really odd when it comes to putting anything other than 2000 miles a year on sports/supercars
It is sad really, not that i can afford anything like this but one day i hope to, then i think to myself that i probably wouldn't ever buy a supercar because you simply cant drive them, or i suppose you can but you have to be willing to struggle to sell it because its high mileage at something silly like 50k. Its so easy to put miles on a car if you actually use it.

I have a tuscan, i dont really use it and have considered selling it but i just cant be bothered, it has 65k on it and i just know it may be slow to sell or i will have to sell it very cheap. Doesnt matter that its had a new engine, repainted, re trimmed, new wheels, brakes, bushes, suspension etc etc hehe Its 18 years old ffs.

12pack

833 posts

112 months

Sunday 11th August
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Not sure why people expect these cars to not depreciate especially in this over-supplied market.

You could just keep it - I think it’ll be more special after 65k miles than your Tuscan is now. And it may even enjoy an EOL bump at the end. Sometimes wish I’d kept my FD RX7 and F355 given their current values. Perhaps that will happen with my V12Vantage.

justin220

4,099 posts

148 months

Sunday 11th August
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m3jappa said:
It is sad really, not that i can afford anything like this but one day i hope to, then i think to myself that i probably wouldn't ever buy a supercar because you simply cant drive them, or i suppose you can but you have to be willing to struggle to sell it because its high mileage at something silly like 50k. Its so easy to put miles on a car if you actually use it.

I have a tuscan, i dont really use it and have considered selling it but i just cant be bothered, it has 65k on it and i just know it may be slow to sell or i will have to sell it very cheap. Doesnt matter that its had a new engine, repainted, re trimmed, new wheels, brakes, bushes, suspension etc etc hehe Its 18 years old ffs.
I massively miss my t350, and with the current value of my 540C, I'd be extremely tempted to buy it back if it came up for sale, rather than change the Mac.

There is something really special about TVRs

VR6VR6

204 posts

187 months

Monday 12th August
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My 12C is in a very similar colour scheme (Carbon Grey metallic with the tan interior) and it is stunning in the flesh.

Photos do not do the colour combo justice and I regularly receive positive comments about my car when people actually see it for themselves!

Just my 2p worth!

JA51ON W

234 posts

160 months

Monday 12th August
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That 12c looks very good in that combination, I think the steering wheel in the 540 is the problem, one bit of tan to much

andrew

8,768 posts

136 months

Monday 12th August
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JA51ON W said:
That 12c looks very good in that combination, I think the steering wheel in the 540 is the problem, one bit of tan to much
...and maybe £300 to fix

Matty3

243 posts

28 months

Monday 12th August
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All things considered and as it only has a couple of months McL warranty left + it has steel discs (i think?) it is priced where it should be in the current subdued top end (both S/H & new) car market. You can maybe add circa a further £5k to £8k to the price for a worthwhile warranty, car health check and possible other sundries, pads, tyres, etc

ferdi p

1,189 posts

116 months

Monday 12th August
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Matty3 said:
All things considered and as it only has a couple of months McL warranty left + it has steel discs (i think?) it is priced where it should be in the current subdued top end (both S/H & new) car market. You can maybe add circa a further £5k to £8k to the price for a worthwhile warranty, car health check and possible other sundries, pads, tyres, etc
No health check to pay for if still in warranty. Warrant cost 2,8k for year 4.

Matty3

243 posts

28 months

Monday 12th August
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ferdi p said:
Matty3 said:
All things considered and as it only has a couple of months McL warranty left + it has steel discs (i think?) it is priced where it should be in the current subdued top end (both S/H & new) car market. You can maybe add circa a further £5k to £8k to the price for a worthwhile warranty, car health check and possible other sundries, pads, tyres, etc
No health check to pay for if still in warranty. Warrant cost 2,8k for year 4.
Absolutely - but warranty does not cover consumables - for peace of mind I would want a thorough specialist check esp as less than 2 months of warranty left.

davek_964

5,780 posts

119 months

Monday 12th August
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I guess that means sports series warranty is cheaper than super series? I was told £3.8k for a 4 year old 650.