Lot 240 - 2004 Lamborghini Gallardo
|Odometer reading||49,000 miles|
|Estimate||£35,000 - £45,000|
|Result||Sold - £58,240|
The Gallardo was manufactured by Lamborghini from 2003 to 2013 and is their best-selling model with 14,022 being built throughout its lifetime with the last Gallardo rolled off of the production line in November 2013. 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' although the purist will generally prefer the manual option. Interestingly 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 'Battenberg' markings, police logos and a small blue light-bar.
This striking example, presented in black with a black leather interior, has recently undergone a period of re-commissioning by Ferrari and Lamborghini specialist, Karl Verdi, in London. This includes a reconditioned starter motor, a full service and a new MoT test certificate. The condition of the vehicle is now thought to be sound and reliable. Lamborghini London also supplied and fitted a new battery in March of this year. The history is sparse although Lamborghini were able to verify the car and is initial registration date and for two years from 2014/5, it was looked after by supercar specialists, Torque Developments International in Thurrock, Essex. Highly competitively priced, this Lamborghini has the pedigree and styling to ensure interest for years to come.