Lot 312 - 2005 Lamborghini Murciélago by Prindiville
|Odometer reading||7,467 miles|
|Estimate||£65,000 - £80,000|
|Result||Sold - £75,040|
In a continuation of Lamborghini's tradition of naming its cars after stars from the world of bullfighting, the Murciélago is named for a fighting bull that survived 24 sword strokes in an 1879 fight against Rafael "El Lagartijo" Molina Sánchez. Murciélago fought with such passion and spirit that the matador chose to spare its life, a rare honour. The bull was later presented as a gift to Don Antonio Miura, a noted local breeder; thus began the famed Miura line of fighting bulls and the name for one of Lamborghini's greatest designs.
The Murciélago needs little introduction, a supercar built by the famous Italian constructor between 2001 and 2010. Successor to the Diablo and flagship of the maker's line-up. What sets this particular example aside however is the treatment it has undergone by Prindiville, an aftermarket design specialist. Prindiville specialises in creating bespoke cars to an individual clients precise specifications. Nothing is off-limits, from the interior trim to external aerodynamics and from in-car entertainment to performance modifications.
Originally recorded as a category C insurance loss (damaged but repairable), it was re-painted in its current pearlescent white and represents car number one of only five individually numbered vehicles made worldwide by the renowned tuning house, with '001' the only remaining vehicle still in Europe. Prindiville then added a new lightweight carbon fibre front/rear bumpers, side skirts, air vents, rear section and carbon fibre roof incorporating an 'air-flow' system. The engine benefits from a performance upgrade and the exhaust is a stainless steel modified high performance unit. The doors are now 'handle-less' with remote opening and 360° external camera coverage. The interior now also benefits from a bespoke re-trim with interior 'Jewellery Pack' in high-grade precision milled aluminium. To accompany the extraordinary exhaust tone, a 1,000 watt in-car entertainment (TV/DVD/ Satellite navigation/security tracking infotainment system and rear parking sensors) system is fitted.
This Prindiville Lamborghini Murciélago is a limited edition collector's car and also benefits from a recent full service from marque specialists, John McGurk, as well as a full MoT test certificate valid for twelve months.
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