2004 Lamborghini Murciélago
£120,000 - £150,000
RM | Sotheby's - LONDON 2018 - The Weird & Wonderful Collection
Documents: German Fahrzeugbrief
- Equipped with the desirable six-speed manual transmission
- Under 26,000 km from new
- Just 1,000 km driven since major service by Lamborghini Vienna
- Sinister black over red colour scheme
The successor to the vaunted Diablo and the first Lamborghini released under the parent company Audi, the Lamborghini Murciélago was first unveiled to the public at the Frankfurt Motor show in September of 2001. With 580 bhp on tap managed through a four-wheel drive system, this iteration of the Murciélago remained in production through 2005 before it was replaced by the Murciélago LP640.
Built in October of 2003 for the 2004 model year, this Murciélago is outfitted with the desirable six-speed manual transmission. Painted black, the car has been tastefully customized to add to its visual panache. Custom features include black powder-coated wheels with red powder-coated brake callipers, and a sports exhaust system. Inside, the theme continues, and the Murciélago is trimmed in two-tone black and red leather. The car presents very well throughout with few signs of wear, corresponding with the mileage showing on the odometer, 25,774 km at the time of cataloguing. Purchased by the consignor in 2008, the car was serviced less than 1,000 km ago at Lamborghini Vienna. This included new throttle flaps, brakes, tires, a new clutch, and a valve adjustment.
With Audi’s takeover of the celebrated Lamborghini brand, this marked a return to profitability for the company thanks to increased reliability and quality control at the hands of the German manufacturing giant. The Murciélago was the first Lamborghini to benefit from these improvements and this proved to resonate with customers, and 4,099 Murciélagos of all kinds were built during the model’s production run. Six-speed Murciélagos have long been in demand for the analogue driving experience they provide, and this example begs to be exercised on the open road.