Anyone got $420k laying around?

cue all the mouthbreathers talking about how it's over-priced and then surprised when they get offered pennies on the dollar for theirs
 
(Mouth breathing ENGAGE)

I guesstimate the average “street” spec car Allan builds is in the neighborhood of 100-120k. Throw in the big motor, upgraded interior, electronics, tuning, suspension, brakes, and fuzzy dice. I’m still hard pressed to see where that extra 300k went.

That’s not to say I think the owner should take a bath on this, he’s owned it maybe 2 months and about 100 miles? So still “new”, but it’s hard for me to see that extra $300k of value.

(Mouth breathing mode OFF)
 
That car has been in process a long time, probably has 100K in the driveline and who knows how much in shop rate labor on top. At that price the real question would be "How sorted is it and how well finished?" Expectations would be VERY high at this price point
 

Larry L.

Lifetime Supporter
Sudden unforeseen financial/business/health/family issues aside, I have a tough time understanding why someone would choose to spend gadzillions of dollars building a more-or-less 'one-off' car (or having it built) over 'X' number of months only to drive it 100 miles and then turn around and sell it...especially given the almost certain fact that one would never get out of a 'niche' car anywhere near what he has invested IN it.

'Seems no different than flushing money down 'porcelain facilities' to me...unless perhaps those 100 miles had proven to be THEEEEE END ALL AND BE ALL of all car rides ever experienced by man and therefore was worth every dime.

Buuuuut, what do I know. "Different strokes" and all that... ;-)
 

Neil

Supporter
Larry;

Maybe that 100 mile drive convinced him that the car performance was way beyond his driving ability and he had better get rid of it before tragedy befell him in that SL-C.
 

Larry L.

Lifetime Supporter
Larry;

Maybe that 100 mile drive convinced him that the car performance was way beyond his driving ability and he had better get rid of it before tragedy befell him in that SL-C.
Sure. That's a valid possibility, Neil. It's one that suggests he didn't do his 'due diligence' prior to launching the project, though.

But, wouldn't it be much less costly for him to solve that particular issue by just installing a 'throttle stop' and/or 'boost limiter' on the car? ;)

(For that matter, a simple engine swap would cost far less than the financial bath he's likely to take by selling the rig!)
 
Is he crazy if someone buys it? Some people have more money than they can spend in 5 life times. Before you talk bad about him, why not sit back and see what happends.
@GranVille Thanks for your comment. I wasn't talking bad about anyone. I simply made a statement on how crazy i think it is to be asking that amount for the SLC. Granted some people have a ton of money, its also no reason to take advantage oF someone. To be honest i don't think the car is worth more then $150k - $180k. If you compare this SLC to something like the MClaren 720s the MClaren would win hands down especially at a starting price of $285k. I feel that if someone were to build the SLC with the sole purpose of selling then the price point should be less than $200k. It will be interesting to see what happens though!
 
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