COMING TO AUCTION
2005 LAMBORGHIN MURCIELAGO
Styled by Peruvian born Belgian, Luc Donckerwolke, Lamborghini's head of design from 1998 to 2005, the Lamborghini Murciélago was built between 2001 and 2010. Successor to the Diablo and the flagship of the Lamborghini's lineup, the Murciélago was introduced as a coupé in 2001. It was Lamboghini's first new design in eleven years, and was also the brand's first new model under the ownership of German parent company Audi, which is owned by Volkswagen.
The Murciélago is an all-wheel drive, mid-engined super-sports car with an angular design and an exceptionally low slung body, the highest point of the roof being just under 4 feet above the ground. Amongst the vehicle's many distinguishing features are its scissor doors, which add to the dramatic presence of this "what am I looking at, is it a Spaceship?" piece of Italian Automotive Art.
The First-generation Murciélagos, produced between 2001 and 2006, were powered by a Lamborghini V12 that traces its roots back to the company's beginnings in the 1960s. The V12 engine produced 572 hp, and powered the car to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.8 seconds.
The rear differential is integrated with the engine itself, with a viscous coupling centre differential providing drive to the front wheels. The Murciélago suspension uses an independent double-wishbone design, and bodywork features carbon fibre, steel and aluminum parts. The rear spoiler and the active air intakes integrated into the car's shoulders are electro-mechanically controlled, deploying automatically only at high speeds, in an effort to maximize both aerodynamic and cooling efficiency.
This fantastic example was supplied by Lamborghini Geneva, 02/04/2005, and is finished in, surely the best colour combination for a Lamborghini, Giallo with a Black Leather interior with Yellow seat inserts and detailing. The car remained in Switzerland until only recently before making its journey to the UK on the 2nd of April this year.
A well maintained example, the car has recently undergone a service by marque specialists Trident Cars in July 2015.
The Recorded Services for the car are as follows:
19/04/2010 - Gohm GMBH Ferrari, Baden - 24406km
20/07/2012 - Lamborghini St Gallen - 32772km
07/08/2013 - Lamborghini St Gallen - 35344km
15/07/2015 - Trident Cars, Essex - 38194km
A change of plans now means that this striking example is available once again.
Accompanying the car is the Lamborghini book pack, two seats of keys and factory tool roll.
One of Lamborghini's finest and most eye-catching creations. In excellent condition both inside and outside this car is sure to stand out from the crowd this summer and provide exhilarating top down motoring.
Viewing and bidding
The Salon Privé Auction takes place at Blenheim Palace on the evening of Friday 4th September 2015
Viewing of the lots will be available on Thursday 3rd September and Friday 4th September 2015.
Bidding at the auction can be done either in person by attending the sale, by telephone, by leaving a commission bid or live online. Full details of registration requirements and a buying guide can be found on the Silverstone Auctions website (http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/buying).
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