McLaren P1 Flooded In Hurricane Ian Now Seeking Brave Buyer on Copart

McLaren P1 Flooded in Hurricane Ian Now on CopartCopart
Hurricane Ian devastated much of Florida, causing tremendous loss of life and much property destruction. One property in particular stands out among car enthusiasts, a yellow McLaren P1. There's a good chance you've seen photos and videos on social media and on this site of this car floating in flood waters and now it's up for auction at Copart.
Above: A post by the now former owner.
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Copart photos show the car in better condition than one might expect, although the listing notes that it was cleaned. Of course it's not in good condition. The windshield is shattered, the passenger mirror is ripped off and the paintwork is quite damaged. All powertrain components and electronics are also likely to be roasted. Keep in mind that the P1 is a hybrid, making restoration infinitely more complex. They would probably need a lot of help from McLaren themselves.
Carscoops, which drew our attention to the auction, says automotive YouTubers Ed Bolian of VinWiki and Tyler Hoover of Hoovie's Garage are keeping an eye on the car. Bolian says he would consider replacing the P1's powertrain with a non-hybrid setup from another McLaren.
Copart lists an estimated retail value of $229,510, although there's no telling what it will actually be used for. However, one can imagine that it will be a bit less than the $1.5 million this exact car was bid for at Bring a Trailer in August. It'll likely be the cheapest P1 ever, although it'll certainly recoup a large chunk of those savings by getting it roadworthy. However, if you have a YouTube channel, the restoration of this car will bring views that might justify the cost.
It should also be said that simply buying a used 720S would be a far cheaper solution, but then you wouldn't have a P1.
No auction date is listed but we're sure this won't be the last we'll hear about this car.
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