Smashed su­per­car up for auc­tion

The New Zealand Herald - - NEWS - — Luke Kirk­ness

A writ­ten-off 2016 McLaren 650 Spi­der goes un­der the ham­mer to­day.

But mys­tery sur­rounds how the pricey wheels were badly dam­aged, with Man­heim Auc­tions New Zealand re­fus­ing to pro­vide de­tails.

Fresh off the lot, an ex­act replica costs $449,500 with a top speed of 333km/h, reaching the le­gal limit in only three sec­onds.

But in its cur­rent state this su­per­car would be ex­tremely un­likely to reach any of these stan­dards when it goes up for auc­tion in Wiri at 10am.

In a photo shared on Man­heim NZ’s Face­book page pun­ters have been guess­ing how much they think the car is worth.

One pro­claimed it would only be worth one tray of New Zealand butter, an­other added it was worth a but­ton and some pocket lint, with one say­ing it would likely be worth more than his house.

An­other wrecked McLaren was sold on a Man­heim on­line auc­tion for an undis­closed sum this year.

The sale took place af­ter top global soft­ware ex­ec­u­tive Heng Lee Chee crashed the half-a-mil­lion-dollar car in April on the North­west­ern Mo­tor­way near Pt Che­va­lier.

Chee pleaded guilty to care­less driv­ing in May at the Auck­land Dis­trict Court. He was fined $500 and or­dered to take a de­fen­sive driv­ing course, the Her­ald re­ported.

The writ­ten-off 2016 McLaren 650 Spi­der will go un­der the ham­mer at Man­heim Auc­tions in Auck­land this morn­ing.

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