Gallardo SE Ltd

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MrVert

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2,820 posts

175 months

Saturday 13th January
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Morning...

Looking for a manual Gallardo and have come across this one.

https://www.ripleycarriage.co.uk/used-cars-for-sal...

Have no experience of the market for these, anyone have an opinion on this car (positives and negatives) and also an idea of how it’ll hold up price-wise...assuming the whole market doesn’t tank this year...

Cheers thumbup

Davo456gt

641 posts

85 months

Saturday 13th January
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if you knew the VIN, you could check if its on lp112.com

Deano84

664 posts

128 months

Saturday 13th January
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MrVert said:
Morning...

Looking for a manual Gallardo and have come across this one.

https://www.ripleycarriage.co.uk/used-cars-for-sal...

Have no experience of the market for these, anyone have an opinion on this car (positives and negatives) and also an idea of how it’ll hold up price-wise...assuming the whole market doesn’t tank this year...

Cheers thumbup
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MrVert

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2,820 posts

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Saturday 13th January
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70proof

5,732 posts

91 months

Saturday 13th January
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The se was a limited edition but imho it was also a development mule to address the then criticisms of the gallardo.... The changes were well received and carried into the my06 coupe and spyder... It has 520hp, wears the then new Callisto rims and had the latest clutch.
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andrew

8,565 posts

128 months

Saturday 13th January
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70proof said:
The se was a limited edition but imho it was also a development mule to address the then criticisms of the gallardo.... The changes were well received and carried into the my06 coupe and spyder... It has 520hp, wears the then new Callisto rims and had the latest clutch.
sounds about right. also had the shorter gearing ?

monthefish

19,226 posts

167 months

Sunday 14th January
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Looks nice - get it bought.

Having watched the Gallardo market for the last 10 years or so, I don't think they're ever going to be cheaper than they are today.
I think it unlikely that the Huracan replacement will manage to stay N/A, and this should secure price stability for both Gallardo and Huracan for all time, and further to this I think manual Gallardos will certainly hold a strong appeal.

Yipper

5,964 posts

26 months

Sunday 14th January
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Manual Gallardo pricing has gone up 30-50% in the past ~4 years, so that price looks broadly in the zone.

RamboLambo

4,843 posts

106 months

Sunday 14th January
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monthefish said:
Looks nice - get it bought.

Having watched the Gallardo market for the last 10 years or so, I don't think they're ever going to be cheaper than they are today.
I think it unlikely that the Huracan replacement will manage to stay N/A, and this should secure price stability for both Gallardo and Huracan for all time, and further to this I think manual Gallardos will certainly hold a strong appeal.
I agree Lambo could be forced down the turbo charged route and there is a facelift Huracan due next year but lets not forget the Gallardo reigned for 10 years so its not necessarily the death of the normally aspirated engine quite yet.

Also with the government forcing through legislation for hybrid and electric cars running a normally aspirated petrol car in the future could become unfashionable. Fortunatley its unlikely to be in my supercar driving lifetime though.

I think the fad and fashion for manuals will die a death with the next generation so make the most of it while you can as you don't want to be the guy that bought a Betamax video

monthefish

19,226 posts

167 months

Monday 15th January
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RamboLambo said:
monthefish said:
Looks nice - get it bought.

Having watched the Gallardo market for the last 10 years or so, I don't think they're ever going to be cheaper than they are today.
I think it unlikely that the Huracan replacement will manage to stay N/A, and this should secure price stability for both Gallardo and Huracan for all time, and further to this I think manual Gallardos will certainly hold a strong appeal.
I agree Lambo could be forced down the turbo charged route and there is a facelift Huracan due next year but lets not forget the Gallardo reigned for 10 years so its not necessarily the death of the normally aspirated engine quite yet.

Also with the government forcing through legislation for hybrid and electric cars running a normally aspirated petrol car in the future could become unfashionable. Fortunatley its unlikely to be in my supercar driving lifetime though.
I don't think they'll ever become unfashionable, I think they'll become more desirable/valuable as the years go on.
I could buy a nice mid-2000's Bentley Continental for about £25k. Better in every tangible measure than a pre-war Bentley, but of course pre-war Bentleys are worth many ££££'s more. I doubt anyone in 1950 with a 1920's Bentley in their possession could have dreamed what the car would be worth now.

RamboLambo said:
I think the fad and fashion for manuals will die a death with the next generation so make the most of it while you can as you don't want to be the guy that bought a Betamax video
I think if you're drawing an analogy, a closer one would be with vinyl records i.e. an old analogue method superseded by modern digital technology, but the old tech remaining immensely popular with real fans (as opposed to the basic consumers).

MrVert

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2,820 posts

175 months

Friday 19th January
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Definitely after a manual, way more interaction with the car for me.

Just sold my 458, which was a brilliant car, probably one of the best cars ever produced, but I did miss a manual gearbox...driving

Problem for me now is what to get next...not done the Lambo thing before so manual Gallardo seems to be the only option?

Yipper

5,964 posts

26 months

Friday 19th January
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^ Balboni Gallardo.

70proof

5,732 posts

91 months

Friday 19th January
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You won't be disappointed by the V10.... And the manual is a good box.... Just looked in the classifieds..... There's a lp manual for serious money, so this looks cheap by comparison.

Edited by 70proof on Friday 19th January 22:25

MrC986

2,163 posts

127 months

Saturday 20th January
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MrVert said:
Definitely after a manual, way more interaction with the car for me.

Just sold my 458, which was a brilliant car, probably one of the best cars ever produced, but I did miss a manual gearbox...driving

Problem for me now is what to get next...not done the Lambo thing before so manual Gallardo seems to be the only option?
Good luck with your search & look forward to seeing what you eventually buy thumbup

andrew

8,565 posts

128 months

Saturday 20th January
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MrVert said:
Definitely after a manual, way more interaction with the car for me.

Just sold my 458, which was a brilliant car, probably one of the best cars ever produced, but I did miss a manual gearbox...driving

Problem for me now is what to get next...not done the Lambo thing before so manual Gallardo seems to be the only option?
make sure you get a good long test drive of an e-gear
the e-gear, particularly the downshift, is one of the defining features of the car

MrVert

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2,820 posts

175 months

Saturday 20th January
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Yes, I need to arrange some test drives to make sure, however I think I’ll end up in a manual..

Ideally, I want a manual Superleggera....it’s just finding one will be the problem!

MrVert

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2,820 posts

175 months

Saturday 20th January
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MrC986 said:
Good luck with your search & look forward to seeing what you eventually buy thumbup
Cheers Chris, we will have to have a run out soon!

Track day at Mallory next Saturday for £99 if you’re interested?

Edited by MrVert on Saturday 20th January 10:39

70proof

5,732 posts

91 months

Saturday 20th January
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https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...

not sure there were any facelift lp superleggera's spec'd with manual......

pm dblue on here, he went from a 997.2 3rs to a manual g and was happy with the shifter... he specifically wanted the manual having played with e gear in both r8 and gallardo variants..... really depends on what you are after... if its interaction, then the stick is the way to go....

RamboLambo

4,843 posts

106 months

Saturday 20th January
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Not a fan of early e-gear but towards the end for a single clutch car it wasn't too bad when driving enthusiastically and the downshifts from 3rd to 2nd are epic. Corsa changes would snap your neck. Around town and at slow speed in auto even the last version of e-gear was quite jerky.

Todays DCT's are a MASSIVE step forward but e-gear has character and suits the car so if you can live with its quirks and fact its not the latest technology its still an option but the later MY the better as there were many software/hardware revisions during its life to constantly try and improve it.

The gear change in my 2013 LP570 - 4 Performante was better than in my 2009 F430 F1 but not as good as the F1 Superfast II gearbox in my 2008 430 Scuderia.

If you can get a good pre LP manual I think that's the way to go TBH