Generally, if you’re looking for a second-hand car in the UAE, there’s a decent chance you’re looking to save money.
But second-hand doesn’t always mean saving. In fact, the UAE’s second-hand car market is chock-full of special-edition luxury cars that you won’t find on standard dealer forecourts.
And, boy, things can get very pricey, very quickly.
If you’re interested in seeing just how much you can spend on the UAE’s second-hand market, just scroll down.
The most expensive car currently available at second-hand dealers in the UAE is a McLaren P1 Carbon Series. It’s a special-edition, one-out-of-five version of McLaren’s infamous hybrid hypercar. It may be second-hand, but it’s done 0 km, and it’ll set you back a cool AED 13 million.
But actually, there are a whole bunch of McLaren P1s at the upper echelons of the UAE’s used car market. If you’re happy for your hypercar to be slightly used, there’s one available with 1,300 km on the clock that ‘only’ costs AED 6.4 million. And another, which has done 2,975 km, is going for AED 6.25 million. Bargain.
Another member of the so-called Holy Trinity, the LaFerrari is Maranello’s take on the hybrid hypercar concept. Ferrari’s completed its production run of LaFerraris, so if you want one, you’re going to have to turn to the second-hand market. Happily, some are still brand-new, but you’ll pay a lot for one. This one, with 0 km on the clock, costs AED 12.6 million.
Again, if you’re willing to accept a slightly used LaFerrari, the price will drop. This one, with 191 km on the clock, costs ‘just’ AED 11.5 million.
W Motors Lykan HyperSport
Yes, it’s the car made famous by the fact that it jumped out of an Abu Dhabi skyscraper in a Fast and Furious movie. It’s also an important car for the region, because W Motors is a UAE-based manufacturer. Don’t expect any cut-rate prices for buying a homegrown brand, though. The Lykan HyperSport is incredibly rare – it’s rumoured there are less than 10 in existence. As a result, to get your hands on this one, you’ll have to shell out AED 12.25 million.
At last, a proper used car. This was the fabled F60, the predecessor to the LaFerrari, and the car that really solidified Ferrari’s credentials as a purveyor of the finest-driving road cars. Even though the Enzo is only a little over 10 years old, it’s already a collector’s item – given that just 449 were built. As a result, this one with 15,178 km on the clock is going for as near as makes no difference AED 7 million.
Porsche 918 Spyder
The final member of the ‘Holy Trinity’, it’s the Porsche 918. With its clever hybrid system and incredible speed, many journalists argued that the Porsche 918 was the best out of the bunch of hybrid hypercars. Still, compared to the P1 and LaFerrari, second-hand models are going for a bargain. This 0 km 2015 model is currently going for AED 6 million.
Once again, if you’re happy to be driving about in a slightly used hypercar, you can save a bit of money. This one has done 4,802 km and is going for a very reasonable AED 5.25 million. And it’s still under warranty, apparently.
The Bugatti Veyron may have been slightly eclipsed by its successor, the Chiron, but it’s still a mighty desirable car, and will still obliterate most of the fastest machines known to man. It’s also a hugely important piece of engineering history, proving that you can combine luxury and usability into a package that’ll do well over 400 km/h on full chat. Obviously, you want one. But it’ll cost you. This one, which has done 1,500 km, is going for AED 5.69 million.
Mercedes-Benz G 650 Maybach Landaulet
Yes, it’s the Maybach take on the much-loved Mercedes G-Wagen. As you can imagine, it’s quite a thing. Based loosely on the G500 4×4-squared, it packs enormous wheels, as well as a longer wheelbase. It’s also convertible and has the back seats straight out of the Mercedes S-Class Maybach. As a result, this is a G-Wagen you aren’t supposed to drive, but be driven in. If it was us, we’d still drive it, to be honest. Anyway, this slightly used model, with 179 km on the clock, is going for AED 4.8 million. That said, there are a few available – with one costing ‘just’ AED 4.65 million – so you can probably shop around before signing on the dotted line.
Ferrari F12 TDF
Ah the TDF, the mad version of the already mad Ferrari F12. A 12-cylinder engine up front, rear-wheel drive, a race-derived interior, and enough power to sink a ship. As is the case with pretty much every special-edition Ferrari, the F12 TDF is now a collector’s item. For a slightly used one, with 300 km on the clock, you’re looking at AED 4.1 million. It’s very expensive, and very yellow.
Aston Martin Lagonda Taraf
It’s amazing what you’ll find in the classifieds, isn’t it? This is the revival of the famous Aston Martin Lagonda – a four-door super-saloon produced in the 1970s and 1980s. It was technically brilliant, but also beset by all manner of electronic gremlins. The new model, dubbed the Taraf, doesn’t suffer from such problems. They’re also incredibly rare. New, they’re built as bespoke items, and are exclusive for the Middle Eastern market. Oh, and you can only buy one if Aston invites you to do so. If you haven’t made the cut, and you’re not too bothered about having a bespoke car, you can pick this second-hand one up for AED 3.9 million.
Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR 722
Ah, the Mercedes-McLaren SLR. The car that brought McLaren back into the world of making road cars, and the first proper hyper-GT car of the 21st century. A lot of the most exotic metal available today owes a lot to the SLR, and though it’s got a hideously dated interior now, used ones still fetch a huge price. This 2009 model, which has done 2,500 km, costs AED 3.15 million.