A day in the office typically involves spending a few minutes browsing through some auto classifieds. You never know when you might strike gold on a good deal, right? Well, a recent sweep of eBay ended with me staring at a Koenigsegg Agera R that has a “Buy It Now” price of $1.65 million.

The seller is British Motor Exotics, a US-based dealer that has a handful of used exotics at its disposal. I browsed through the dealer’s listings and it revealed a handful of Bentleys and Lamborghinis that are all for sale at pretty attractive prices. There’s even a $384,888 black SLR McLaren with only 6,682 miles on it and a $2.1 million, one-off Bugatti Veyron “Transformers Edition”. As appealing as these cars were, the Agera R was the one that really caught my attention because of its rarity and more importantly, its mileage. This bad boy only has 601 miles on its tires, which is roughly the equivalent of it being brand new.

To be clear, I have no intention of making a bid for it, let alone buy it outright. $1.65 million doesn’t grow on trees, and last I checked, the palm trees outside my house had no surprises waiting for me. So, I’m not going to be the proud owner of a Koenigsegg Agera R anytime soon. Tough luck, I know. But, just because I can’t buy it, that doesn’t mean I can’t point someone who might be interested in the right direction.

So here it is. Like i said, this particular Agera R is being sold for $1.65 million. It’s worth noting that the car has been listed once before at a price of $1.7 million. But that listing ended on November 9, 2015 with no takers. British Motor Exotics brought the car back up in a new listing, slashing $500,000 off of the initial asking price. The new listing will be up online for the next four days as British Motor Exotics continues to find a buyer for this incredibly rare Agera R. Rest assured, I’m going to keep tabs on it to see if someone would be willing to fork over that kind of money to own one of the fastest and most powerful cars in the world.

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Why it matters

For starters, a close-to-brand-new 2014 Koenigsegg Agera R appearing on eBay is a rare occurrence. Then there’s the obvious question of why British Motor Exotics is selling it in the first place. I’m not going to pretend to know the dealer’s reasons, but isn’t $1.65 million a little on the light side for a car as rare as the Agera R? BME even pointed out that the car is “currently priced” at $2.4 million so It’s a little weird that it’s willing to shave close to a quarter of that price just to make a sale. I do think that $1.65 million has a chance to be a huge bargain if the Agera R ages like most hypercars these days. See, the principle of diminishing returns doesn’t always apply to exotics, especially those that are built in extremely limited quantities.

Sometimes, the value of these cars actually shoot up in the second-hand market if the demand is high enough to justify it. There’s a reason why Ferrari customers were tripping over each other, racing to acquire any of the 499 LaFerrari units Ferrari released in the market. They knew that paying close to $1.7 million for the LaFerrari would be worth it once it reaches collector’s status. At that point, silly money will be the only kind of transaction that’s going to compel an owner to sell his precious LaFerrari.

The Koenigsegg Agera R may not have the same aura as the Ferrari LaFerrari, but let’s not forget, the Agera R was one of the few cars that legitimately challenged the Bugatti Veyron for the title of world’s fastest car. No one’s going to take that away from the Swedish exotic and it’s that kind of status that has allowed Koenigsegg to justify selling its cars for at least seven figures.

If $1.65 million wasn’t so much an issue for me, I’d be all over this listing. I’m going to learn everything about the car and do some background work on British Motor Exotics. If everything checks out, I’m going to pounce on it. But like I said, I don’t have $1.65 million at my disposal.

Whoever does, though, could be looking at a great deal if they really took the time to learn more about the car itself and the people selling it. If Koenigsegg keeps building up on its status as one of the world’s most exclusive supercar manufacturers, $1.65 million for an Agera R could be considered chump change in the future.

Koenigsegg Agera R

2013 Koenigsegg Agera R High Resolution Exterior
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Launched in 2012, the Koenigsegg Agera R unleashed a dramatic shift in the narrative of supercars. No longer was the Bugatti Veyron unanimously considered as the fastest car on the planet. It finally had a challenger that could not only back up its claim of having 1,140 horsepower from its 5.0-liter, twin-turbo, V-8 engine, but more importantly, it had the time to beat the almighty Veyron.

At the time it was launched, the Agera R set numerous performance records, including the fastest car to sprint from 0-to-200 mph (17.68 seconds), and the fastest to go from 200 mph to a complete standstill (7.28 seconds). Unfortunately for Koenigsegg, those records have since been broken by the Hennessey Venom GT.

Koenigsegg also claimed that the Agera R could do a top speed of 273 mph. A lack of confirmation on that matter meant that the record was still owned by the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which was confirmed to hit a top speed of 267.8 mph. Again, the record is now in the ownership of the Venom GT, which pretty much shocked the world when it was able to clock a top speed of 270.49 mph.

Even if most people consider the Agera R as the third-fastest production car in the world, there’s no mistaking that this limited edition hypercar remains as one of the most incredible vehicles in the history of the business.

Read more about the Koenigsegg Agera R here.

Source: eBay

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