7 Of The Best Lamborghinis Sold On CC (2)

Lamborghini: a marque that has become synonymous with producing some of the world's most exotic and exhilarating supercars. Today they are often regarded as the supercar to buy if you want to be noticed, with dramatic styling, vocal high-revving engines, and typically vivid colour options.

However, Lamborghini was not always seen to be building the loudest or most flamboyant vehicles. This famous Italian marque has a complex history, from its early years producing elegant grand tourers, through bankruptcy and multiple ownerships, to the modern era under Volkswagen Group ownership.

For this look back through the Sold section, we’ve selected some of the rarest, most beautiful, mould-breaking, and breathtaking Lamborghinis to have changed hands on Collecting Cars.

1966 Lamborghini 400 GT

Starting things off in style is this Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2, which was brought to market in March 2021. This stunning grand tourer was considered at the time to be among the very best examples of the model in the world, and believed to be one of only 224 originally built. It benefitted from a comprehensive body restoration by the renowned Gary Bobileff.

Finished in the handsome shade of Grigio St Vincent, with vibrant Ochre leather upholstery from the Connolly Vaumol collection, this 400GT 2+2 was presented in remarkable condition, all the way down to its 320bhp 3.9-litre V12 engine, which had also been fully rebuilt by noted classic Lamborghini specialist Colin Clarke Engineering.

With its elegant Carrozzeria Touring of Milan-crafted bodywork, a vocal V12 engine, and meticulous restorative maintenance carried out by leading classic Lamborghini specialists, it rightly attracted significant attention, and sold for f £370,000.

1970 Lamborghini Espada Series II

Four years on, and Lamborghini styling had changed dramatically. This Espada Series II was a fine example of the breed, designed by Marcello Gandini at Bertone, and inspired by the radical Mazal and Pirana concept cars.

As a desirable Series II model, this example retained the Series I’s purer styling, front grille and Miura-style knock-offs, but featured the Miura ‘S’ specification 350bhp 3.9-litre V12, and ventilated brake discs all-round.

Offered for sale in August 2023, this Espada was finished in its original colour scheme of Azzuro Mexico over a Light Tan leather-trimmed interior, and had undergone a comprehensive rebuild in 2016, including a full engine / drivetrain rebuild, a bare-metal glass-out respray, and a full interior retrim. As a result, this Lamborghini Espada Series II was presented at the time of sale in stunning condition, and it achieved a hammer price of £129,500.

1988 Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV

No list of Lamborghinis would be complete without a Countach, and the car offered for sale in Switzerland in June 2023 was a well-preserved example of the legendary 1980s ‘poster car’.

First registered in November 1988, this Countach L5000 QV was understood to have had just three owners from new, having remained with its first owner for 26 years, and the odometer showed a modest 57,655 Kms from new.

One of only 610 Countach LP5000 QV models built, it was finished in the vibrant shade of Rosso Siviglia, over a cream leather-trimmed interior, and was reported to be in generally very good condition given its age. It was a rare opportunity to acquire a well-preserved supercar icon, and attracted 86 bids before selling for CHF 460,000.

1989 Lamborghini LM002

You won’t find a Urus in this list, but you will find perhaps its spiritual forebear in the form of this LM002, offered for sale in Dubai in December 2020. The LM002 was an astonishing and extravagant off-roader, which had a Countach-derived 5.2-litre naturally aspirated V12, delivering brisk performance alongside genuinely impressive all-terrain capability.

Understood to have been first registered in January 1989, this example had been known to reside with an owner in the US between 1997 and 2009, before it was exported to the UAE.

One of only around 300 examples delivered worldwide, with the odometer indicating 14,293 Kms at the time of sale, this was an exceptionally rare and attention-grabbing Lamborghini, which had rightly earned the nickname of the ‘Rambo Lambo’. Offered fresh from a then-recent service, it attracted over 10,000 views, before selling with a hammer price of US$170,500.

2000 Lamborghini Diablo VT 6.0

Moving back into familiar Lamborghini territory, we have a smartly presented example of a sensational modern classic supercar, which was brought to market in September 2023. This Diablo VT 6.0 was offered at the time of sale with three owners from new and just 22,190 miles on the clock, so represented a compelling opportunity for collectors and keen drivers alike.

This example was finished in the lesser-seen shade of Blue Hera Metallic over an Avorio leather-trimmed interior, and benefitted from a-then recent annual service by Carrera Sport. The car had also been converted to rear-wheel drive at the time of sale, but was accompanied by the front differential and drive shafts so it could be reinstated to all-wheel drive in the future.

One of just 343 examples produced, this Diablo VT 6.0 was tastefully specified and with low mileage for its age. After 70 bids, the hammer finally fell at £250,000.

2004 Lamborghini Murcielago - Manual

From one modern classic to another, this Murcielago was offered for sale in Monaco in early 2024. Specified in a black-over-black colour scheme, the interior featured subtle accents with red contrast stitching.

The party piece of any Murcielago comes in the form of its glorious 6.2-litre naturally aspirated V12, capable of delivering 580PS to all four wheels, and in this instance it was coupled to the desirable six-speed open-gate manual transmission.

It had been regularly serviced in recent years, a then-recent inspection by Lamborghini Monaco reported that the car was in impressive overall condition. It amassed over 10,000 views and 64 bids, eventually selling with a winning bid of €315,000.

2017 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV Roadster

Our final car in this round-up is one that truly fitted the mould of the attention-grabbing dramatic Lamborghini. Brought to market in March 2022 by the Collecting Cars team in Australia, this Aventador LP750-4 SV Roadster finished in vivid Blu Cephus was one of only 500 examples produced.

As a desirable ‘Super Veloce’ model, this Aventador featured a significant amount of carbon-fibre alongside numerous weight-saving measures to make it 50kg lighter than the standard Roadster. Combined with its impressive 740bhp 6.5-litre V12 engine, this Aventador delivered breathtaking performance, rocketing from 0-62mph in just 2.9 seconds.

The car had been serviced just a few months before the auction, and was reported to be in generally excellent condition throughout, reflecting the low mileage of just over 7,000 km. As a result of its all-round desirability it sold with a hammer price of A$910,000.

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