Back in the day, the only production supercar with the McLaren name on it was the famous F1 – but with just 57 units ever produced, that was hardly a satisfactory result. So, in 2011 they arrived with a bang with the MP4-12C, which allowed them to become mass producers… sort of.
They are a fully fledged manufacturer now thanks to the advent of all of their series, but we all have to remember it started with the lightweight MP4-12C. It had a very light, carbon fiber chassis tub dubbed Monocell, intelligent interconnected suspension, and a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V8 engine developing 600 horsepower (447 kilowatts). Now, interestingly enough, a set of the original’s bare bones are up for grabs at a dealer in France. Ferrari specialist Charles Pozzi is offering a 12C rolling chassis, which has an asking price of just €40,900 ($45,600).
By the looks of it this is chassis XP13, used by the company for display purposes when the MP4-12C was introduced, so the engine, gearbox, and running gear fitted to the chassis are mere mockups. The real thing is the Monocell tub, as well as front and rear subframes. The only question is what are you going to do with it once you buy it? Keep it as an automotive sculpture? Turn it into a coffee table? Or commission a Lambo kit over it just to be opulent?