London | Lot 194
2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder
Formerly owned by Rod Stewart
£120,000 - £150,000 GBP
| London, United Kingdom
5 September 2018
- Delivered new to Rod Stewart, currently with its second owner
- Stunning Celeste Phoebe over Blu Scylla and Avorio colour scheme
- Just over 3,000 miles from new
Known for having an interest in sports cars throughout his life, Rod Stewart purchased this Gallardo Spyder new through Lamborghini Edinburgh. Stewart’s ownership of this particular Gallardo Spyder is confirmed by an accompanying copy of the original invoice and a letter from Lamborghini Edinburgh, which notes that the car was optioned with the E-Gear paddle shift transmission, the branding package and a two-tone interior.
For colours, Stewart chose to go with Celeste Phoebe, a unique shade of light blue that was used by Lamborghini for some early press cars, over a Blu Scylla and Avorio interior. The superstar must-have had an affinity for the Gallardo Spyder in that colour combination, as he was spotted on several different occasions with one in an identical colour scheme in LHD in the U.S.
This Gallardo Spyder, showing only 2,243 miles on its odometer, was sold from Rod Stewart to the consignor in 2009, a gentleman residing in Austria. Presented in splendid condition throughout, it is accompanied by the aforementioned original invoice and letter to Stewart, a CD containing photos of Stewart with the car at his home, as well as its original service book, which notes the last service as being undertaken by Lamborghini Vienna in October 2017 at 3,007 miles from new, as verified by the accompanying documentation. The car has been driven just one mile since.
A hugely successful and popular car for Lamborghini, the Gallardo helped the company out of decades of hardship and financial insecurity, thanks primarily to Audi’s oversight and influence. It was only natural that Stewart, a Lamborghini collector and enthusiast for decades, wanted to own the latest and greatest that Sant’Agata had to offer. Beautifully maintained and lovingly preserved from new, this Gallardo Spyder is an exceptionally rare and exciting proposition, not only thanks to its celebrity ownership, but also to the fact that it still wears its original paint and has never been involved in an accident. With the vast majority of mileage accrued by Stewart himself, this would be a thrilling purchase for any fan of Rod Stewart or Lamborghini enthusiast. It would be difficult to find a Gallardo Spyder worldwide presented in such exceptional condition with the added bonus of spending time in Rod Stewart’s garage.
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