Buyer Beware: 1994 McLaren F1 For Sale On Craigslist
Never has the phrase "Buyer Beware" rung more true than a recent listing for a 1994 McLaren F1 on Craigslist. There are plenty of good deals to be had on the site, but this nearly $8 million one definitely does not qualify. Yes, it was up for sale at the not bargain basement price of $7,890,000 of your hard earned dollars. Just look at all those zeroes. That price is your first tip off that all is not as it seems with this particular McLaren. Let's move right along to its rather interesting specs, shall we? Its 6.1-liter S70/2 V12 currently has 614 horsepower because it lost 13 horsepower along the way, never to be seen again, much like this listing's integrity. RELATED: See Photos of the Real Deal 1994 McLaren F1
Other details include a modest odometer reading of 78,436 miles which makes the price tag a lot more reasonable. No, actually it makes it even more mind-boggling. It also posts a top speed of 231 with rev limiter and gets 15.2 MPG. As Jalopnik points out, that extra .2 MPG is exactly the kind of thing that buyers of an $8 million car are likely to find important.
Turns out, the listing was just as fishy as it sounded and Craiglist has pulled it altogether. Let this be your warning not to be lured in by the potential of a used supercar with a lot of miles and questionable authenticity offered at a price that could easily buy you your own private island.
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