The ad also makes it clear that the only accepted form of payment will be Bitcoin. A minimum deposit of .0001 BTC will be required to confirm a public meeting with the car, and from there on out, shipping can also be arranged upon purchase for a “nominal amount.”
According to the listing, the asking price has dropped from 30 BTC, or $589,499.85 USD. The ever-changing value of the cryptocurrency has brought about some shifts on the market, but this example seems to have gained a lot from the money’s fluidity.
A Chinese investor recently made a similar purchase with Bitcoin’s little brother, Litecoin. According to a report from Bitcoin.com, he purchased $5.3 million USD worth of exclusive F1 cars from the last ten years, cashing in on favorable exchange rates.
They make the allusion to someone who apparently paid 10,000 BTC for a pizza back in 2010, and looking back, that is an extremely unfair trade. In today’s money, that equals $196,499,950.00 USD—so, in the end, this McLaren really is a steal in comparison.