• Extremely low mileage, low ownership example
• Superb condition throughout
• Breathtaking performance
• Impeccable service history
• Exciting design and looks
•Limited 50th Anniversary Edition
•Always Been Stored Heated Indoors Facility
•One Of The Lowest Mileage Available
•1 Previous Owner, Manager of Lamborghini In Birmingham
•Full Extended Ventureshield Paint Protection (PPF) By Reforma
•Collectors Vehicle, will Only Go Up In Value
Before the all-new Gallardo of 2003, Lamborghini hadn’t played in the ‘affordable’ supercar arena since it’s V8-powered Jalpa, concentrating instead on its V12 exotics. The angular V10-powered Gallardo was the first car produced under Audi ownership, and, with 14000 built by 2015, would prove on of its most popular models.
The first of the breed boasted 493bhp from the five-litre motor, rising to 523bhp in the higher-performance ‘Superleggera’ model. The car could be bought with either six-speed manual or semi-automatic (paddle shift) transmission.
In 2006 a soft-top spyder was launched, while in 2008, a four-wheel drive variant, the LP560-4 arrived on the scene. This model was powered by a 5.2-litre, 552bhp version of the reliable and successful V10, and featured significant suspension reworkings underneath. Famously, several Gallardos were seen in Italian police livers.
This hugely striking white-over-black four-wheel drive spyder has been used very sparingly by its two owners - especially the latter. Predictably, this relatively late production example has been kept in a temperature-controlled environment and has been fully serviced. Please note; the registration does NOT come with the vehicle.
Understandably, with so few miles driven, there is little in the way of service history, but the MOT certificates and properly stamped service book do attest to the authenticity of the mileage and the car’s comprehensive upkeep. There is also an invoice for the ‘Ventureshield’ paint protection treatment, which was applied in 2016.
This car’s looks are as sharp as the angles of its design. Nothing in the panel work has shifted to draw the eye away from the wedge shape’s forward motion. In true Audi-Lamborghini fashion, panel gaps are narrow and consistent across the whole of the car. The soft top too, maintains the same standards, hugging the bodywork closely all around its lower edge, and joining seamlessly with the windscreen. (It folds away quickly and efficiently).
All panels and materials, black or white, retain their colour almost flawlessly, giving the shape and design the contrasts to maximise its impact. The gloss finish is smooth and consistent across the car, which, don’t forget, benefits from a paint protection treatment.
The Gallardo’s bodywork sports no real adornments to speak of save for its wing mirrors and badges, both of which are in excellent shape. The lights are bright and the numerous grills clean.
Such a striking car needs an outstanding cabin, and this roadster’s interior meets the challenge easily. The deep black of the leather makes a beautiful contrast to the dazzling white of the bodywork, with no blemishes to detract from the full effect when you see it with the top down. Seat cushions show no cracks or abrasions, and the tight white stitching defines the interior shapes nicely.
The steering wheel and hand brake show no handling marks, and neither do door panels or handles. Rubber seals are healthy and carpets very good. The cabin might benefit from a light valeting, but there is nothing to really criticise.
Everything under the engine cover looks to be in excellent condition.There’s not a lot to be seen of the V10 itself, but plastic cowlings and other such components show no cracks or warping and retain a good colour. This is also true of hoses and leads, which appear supple with no splits or signs of perishing. Their fasteners are similarly robust. There is little sign of oxidation on other metal parts, though one small bracket does show some surface corrosion and another support shows a little paint discolouration in one place.
The mechanisms for the rear cover and the soft top appear to be in exceptionally good condition, with all moving parts - as well as lid struts/hinges front and back looking clean and eminently servicable.
On such a well-presented car, perhaps the engine bay could do with detailing, though this isn’t really a comment on the machine’s condition.
The underside of the car shows a light covering of dirt from its limited excursions. There are no apparent signs of any damage, with all panels looking straight. Low-down grills and plastic components such as bumper trim and the rear defuser look to be in very good shape, showing no scrapes or cracks, while those black wheels with their polished edges and yellow callipers behind, superbly finish off a hugely striking machine.
One look at this roadster tells you all you need to know. The four-wheel drive Gallardo was such an accomplished design and such an exhilarating drive - and taking the top off just puts the driver - and passenger - so much more in touch with every sensation. The main difficulty for the new owner will be trying not to drive it every day.
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