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(Some Guy)   It's all fun and games until the McLaren P1 floats away   (carvibz.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Flood, Thing, English-language films, Sports car, Water, Electric motor, Tropical cyclone, The Garage  
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4028 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Sep 2022 at 2:35 AM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-09-29 2:37:38 AM  
Various YouTube channels already bidding on it.
 
2022-09-29 2:40:36 AM  
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2022-09-29 2:43:35 AM  
The ghost of Marinetti cries his fascist futurist tears.

/He said cars were more beautiful than renaissance paintings, and more beautiful than moonlight.
 
2022-09-29 2:59:35 AM  
Try not parking it in a river next time, genius.
 
2022-09-29 3:00:46 AM  
Don't laugh. That is an asset that could have been seized by the Feds to pay back the looting of the PPP loan system.

Sad to see tax dollars float away like that.
 
2022-09-29 3:02:17 AM  
Who can afford a P1 but can't afford to move it somewhere safe? My second cousin used to move his 350z to higher ground any time a storm would hit the Keys.
 
2022-09-29 3:02:43 AM  
Are you to stupid you cant dive a car away?
 
2022-09-29 3:05:47 AM  
As bad as my typing is, still better than this owner.
 
2022-09-29 3:07:01 AM  

DigitalDirt: Are you to stupid you cant dive a car away?


That's the problem, McLarens aren't made for diving.
 
2022-09-29 3:33:13 AM  

The Envoy: DigitalDirt: Are you to stupid you cant dive a car away?

That's the problem, McLarens aren't made for diving.


Owner should have purchased a Lotus.
 
2022-09-29 3:46:03 AM  
How much does a McLaren with a salvage title run these days?

/asking for a friend
 
2022-09-29 3:48:17 AM  

SR20DEN: The Envoy: DigitalDirt: Are you to stupid you cant dive a car away?

That's the problem, McLarens aren't made for diving.

Owner should have purchased a Lotus.


Of course!  Bonus:  they wouldn't be able to tell if it wasn't running because of the water or because it's a Lotus!
 
2022-09-29 3:56:35 AM  

flamingboard: Who can afford a P1 but can't afford to move it somewhere safe? My second cousin used to move his 350z to higher ground any time a storm would hit the Keys.


"...This is a two-seater, so you kids have to stay home with mom. I'm taking the dog, since thunder scares him."
 
2022-09-29 3:59:55 AM  
Someone wants the insurance?
 
2022-09-29 5:21:12 AM  
I can't say I care if a guy loses a trophy to his surplus wealth.
 
2022-09-29 5:30:35 AM  

groppet: Someone wants the insurance?


That would be an incredibly stupid way to get money out of it considering it is extremely valuable and has only gone up in price.

OTOH, Florida.
 
2022-09-29 5:52:15 AM  
Won't someone think of the supercar owners?
 
2022-09-29 6:20:45 AM  

flamingboard: Who can afford a P1 but can't afford to move it somewhere safe? My second cousin used to move his 350z to higher ground any time a storm would hit the Keys.


It's the "We have been through "lots" of hurricanes before, we never get storm surge" mentality of most Floridians.
 
2022-09-29 6:26:02 AM  
Sad.
 
2022-09-29 6:26:43 AM  
Holy crap, if you didn't want the car you could've given it to me!
 
2022-09-29 7:02:45 AM  
That's OK.  He bought six more with his PPP loans.
 
2022-09-29 7:18:01 AM  

flamingboard: Who can afford a P1 but can't afford to move it somewhere safe? My second cousin used to move his 350z to higher ground any time a storm would hit the Keys.


Because a lot of rich people are stupid enough to tell themselves "They always say it's gonna be bad, but they're always wrong."  This attitude of "I'm smarter than the experts" is not affected by net worth.
 
2022-09-29 7:18:45 AM  

wildcardjack: Various YouTube channels already bidding on it.


It's right up Vinwiki's alley.
 
2022-09-29 8:03:53 AM  
That's their own damn fault for leaving it in a hurricane zone.They got enough money to buy one of those they got enough to fix it back up.
 
2022-09-29 8:04:56 AM  
Came for McLaren Formula 1 car floating by, leaving unsatisfied
 
2022-09-29 8:07:57 AM  
If only the owner would have had some sort of storm warning forecast a day or two ahead of time. (Eye roll)
 
2022-09-29 8:22:01 AM  
The fool also lost his Bentley

https://mobile.twitter.com/WorldWideCarsTM/status/1575442782696751107
 
2022-09-29 8:42:26 AM  

DrWhy: How much does a McLaren with a salvage title run these days?

/asking for a friend


I'd buy it for 20 bucks to sit in it and make vroom noises. Also to leave in my drive way when I bring chicks home.  "Oh that?  Yeah that's my McClaren. No big deal. Drive it? Oh, I need a new battery for it. Special order from England. Might take a while."
 
2022-09-29 8:49:54 AM  
I feel bad for the car. That's about it.
 
2022-09-29 8:53:35 AM  
Even THAT McLaren was faster than the Williams.
 
2022-09-29 9:48:13 AM  

flamingboard: Who can afford a P1 but can't afford to move it somewhere safe?


Someone who's struggling to keep up appearances. The clutter in the garage and the dirty floor tells me they don't have the money to hire a full-time personal assistant to take care of this kind of stuff for them.
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2022-09-29 9:52:07 AM  
Fark.  The last bastion of the jealous...
 
2022-09-29 10:15:14 AM  

flamingboard: Who can afford a P1 but can't afford to move it somewhere safe? My second cousin used to move his 350z to higher ground any time a storm would hit the Keys.


There's probably a potential business in renting a trailer, and hauling cars like this to safe places for a week, then bringing them back. Somewhere you could probably rent the big ones that they deliver new cars with. I'd imagine $10K per car might be a reasonable price for the owners.
 
2022-09-29 10:28:00 AM  

chrisco123: Fark.  The last bastion of the jealous...


I'd be jealous if it was a mint condition Atari 2600 or Radio Shack computer from the 1980s.
 
2022-09-29 10:51:31 AM  

X-Geek: flamingboard: Who can afford a P1 but can't afford to move it somewhere safe?

Someone who's struggling to keep up appearances. The clutter in the garage and the dirty floor tells me they don't have the money to hire a full-time personal assistant to take care of this kind of stuff for them.
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Yup.  I'll bet whoever owned it is out of town and didn't have any sort of backup plan for hurricanes hiatting Florida, which is of course a thing that happens so rarely that people can't plan for it.
 
2022-09-29 11:22:59 AM  

Geotpf: X-Geek: flamingboard: Who can afford a P1 but can't afford to move it somewhere safe?

Someone who's struggling to keep up appearances. The clutter in the garage and the dirty floor tells me they don't have the money to hire a full-time personal assistant to take care of this kind of stuff for them.
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Yup.  I'll bet whoever owned it is out of town and didn't have any sort of backup plan for hurricanes hiatting Florida, which is of course a thing that happens so rarely that people can't plan for it.


The article says this was posted by the owner. The video title says everyone is ok, and shows handheld shots from the balcony.

The video looks like it's out of order - the first shot is the car floating outside, then a still photo of the car in the flooded garage with the door closed. I assume it was in the garage, then the garage flooded, then he either opened the garage door for some reason or the water broke it and the car floated out.
 
2022-09-29 2:38:40 PM  
Anyone that would let that happen, doesn't deserve one. In other news, your car insurance premiums are going up.
 
2022-09-29 8:22:39 PM  
No, the owner still can't use the carpool lane.
 
2022-09-29 9:42:54 PM  

cyberspacedout: No, the owner still can't use the carpool lane.


Even if he puts on his water wings???
 
2022-09-30 12:56:12 PM  
And we'll have fun fun fun 'til the hurricane makes the McLaren P1 float away...

Fun Fun Fun- The Beach Boys
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