YouTuber drops $575,000 on THAT destroyed McLaren P1

YouTuber Tavarish just dropped $575,000 on a McLaren P1 destroyed in Hurricane Ian and now he's just got his first look at it, saying 'I just did something really dumb'.

by | Published on 4th Apr 2023

Remember the McLaren P1 that was sensationally destroyed in Hurricane Ian? 

Well, a YouTuber called Tavarish bought the waterlogged supercar for $575,000 and now that he’s had the chance to take a closer look, he’s no longer so sure about the project. 

“I just did something really dumb,” he said.

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When the car was first listed for sale by Copart, Tavarish took to his Instagram page with a proposal. 

“If this post gets 40,000 likes, I will spend every cent I have (and borrow) to buy this McLaren P1 and restore it down to the last bolt for YouTube’s biggest car project ever,” he said. 

The post hit its target, getting almost 200,000 likes, including one from the original owner of the P1. 

So, Tavarish committed.

“If you’re anything like me and you saw that video of the McLaren P1 getting ripped out of its garage by hurricane flood waters and getting dragged down the street, you got sick to your stomach,” he said. 

“But even in that destroyed state, that car was still my ultimate dream car.” 

Tavarish stood by his decision, saying the P1 “wasn’t just any McLaren P1, it was special”. 

“It’s as close to a museum piece as you can get,” he said. 

“It only had 300 miles on it… and it was purchased 10 days before the storm hit,” he said. 

So, Tavarish jumped in his truck and went to see the McLaren for the first time. 

When he opened the garage doors, the first thing he said was “it smells really bad, it smells moldy”. 

Walking around the car, he realized just how much work he had ahead of him. 

“There’s glass in the engine bay,” he said. 

“Look at that roof scoop, this thing got mangled. 

“As for the bodywork, this is going to need some love.” 

Inside, he noted everything was, well, also broken. 

The infotainment screen didn’t work, and none of the buttons functioned either. 

“Oh boy, this is going to be a project, a big one,” he said. 

“I’m going to have mechanical issues, cosmetic issues, and electrical issues.” 

Despite all this, he said he was pumped to get started on the restoration. 

“I get excited when I know there’s a lot of problems to be solved,” he said. 

“And maybe they’re really expensive problems, but I’m going to share that all with you.”

You can watch the full video here!

Tavarish said he didn’t know exactly how he would do it, but promised the P1 would be “rebuilt and on the road again”. 

He said he would give his followers a closer look at all the damage and what he planned to do about it in his next episode. 

We wait with bated breath. 



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Kate Bain is the Page Editor at supercarblondie.com. She is based in Dubai and coordinates coverage of the latest news across automotive, technology, and lifestyle. Kate has a bachelor's degree in business and post graduate in journalism. She is an experienced editor and journalist who has worked for News Corp, Daily Mail Australia, and Sky News. When she's not at work, you'll find her attached at the hip to her dog, Thor.

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