Lot 231 - 2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
|Odometer reading||10,483 miles|
|Estimate||£67,000 - £75,000|
The Gallardo was manufactured by Lamborghini from 2003 to 2013 and is their best-selling model with 14,022 being built throughout its lifetime. On 25th November 2013, the last Gallardo rolled off of the production line. The first generation Gallardo came with a 4961cc, V10 engine and offered two choices of transmission, a conventional six-speed manual transmission and an advanced six-speed electro-hydraulically controlled, semi-automatic, which Lamborghini abbreviates to 'E-Gear'. This allows the driver to make gear changes much faster than they could with a manual transmission. The driver shifts up and down via paddles behind the steering wheel but can also change to an automatic model. The spyder model of the Gallardo was unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in January 2006, the soft-top being fully retractable.
Yellow Gallardo's have been 'temporary' police cars for the Metropolitan Police in London, one in 2005 and one in 2006, for specific publicity events. The 2006 vehicle was seen at the start of the Gumball Rally. Both vehicles were loaned by Lamborghini London and were fitted with yellow and blue 'battenburg' markings, police logos and a small blue light-bar.
This example has had one former keeper and has only covered 10,483 miles from new. The vendor is a car enthusiast and has lovingly cared for this outstanding example. The green coachwork is in unmarked order as is the two-tone leather trim. Our test drive confirmed everything is working as it should and the hood mechanism is faultless in its operation. The semi-automatic gearbox offers the driver the option of driving her in automatic mode or as a 'manual'. The car is supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate, together with the original service books. Aesthetically this Lamborghini is delightful; however, to drive this car would best be described as 'breathtaking'.