Mk1 superleggera

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Cardiff

379 posts

195 months

Monday 12th July 2021
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Evening all.

Al maybe looking to get into a SL, does anyone know much about the one at Amari currently?


andrew

9,404 posts

165 months

Monday 12th July 2021
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Cardiff said:
Evening all.

Al maybe looking to get into a SL, does anyone know much about the one at Amari currently?
that is one very shiny suede steering wheel for 10k miles

markiii

1,979 posts

167 months

Cardiff

379 posts

195 months

Tuesday 13th July 2021
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Yes that’s it. I did think the same about the steering wheel, rest of the car, seats etc does look immaculate though

BlackR8

376 posts

50 months

Tuesday 13th July 2021
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Does look nice in that colour

Although missing 3 years of servicing between 2016-2019 and overdue a service now too.

Cardiff

379 posts

195 months

Tuesday 13th July 2021
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Ah only just seen that, will ask some questions.

He did say it will get serviced before purchase

Edited by Cardiff on Tuesday 13th July 12:12

Cardiff

379 posts

195 months

Tuesday 13th July 2021
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Evening all, would appreciate some help/advice on the purchase of a SL.

I owned a huracan a few years ago and loved it, always missed it but needed to sell to buy a new house but I have always wanted another. I have an F80 M3 and want to use my equity from that as deposit for a SL, I want to, on occasion, track the SL so I don’t think a huracan is appropriate, I can’t afford a huracan performante so SL seems a good balance plus I love the rarity and interior etc

So, I don’t want to sell my m3 as it’s a rare spec unless I can get a SL. I love the Amari one but three years between service doesn’t feel right. I’m going to speak to Lamborghini Edinburgh tomorrow to try and see what happened. Amari acknowledge it’s overdue a service now but I appreciate they will do this when sold and the car will then come with a clean bill of health at that point. I’m confident then the car will be sound but that service history blemish will always be there.

Do I test drive and go for it or look at other car SL but there don’t seem to be many about. The super car room one seems expensive compared to the newer Amari one but is there much difference between an 08 SL and a 13 one?

Any advice would be appreciated as don’t want to buy a lemon or something I can’t shift should I need to get out of it

Superleg48

1,433 posts

106 months

Tuesday 13th July 2021
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An 08 SL is the Gen 1 5.0V10. These are very hardcore versions of the Gen 1 Gallardo with an incredible sound, the 5.0 V10 is a more raucous affair anyway, then coupled with the SL exhaust fitted to those cars and you get a proper screamer.

A 13 SL (SL2) is the Gen 2 5.2V10. These are a hardcore version of the Gen 2 Gallardo, but with slightly less “character” than the Gen 1 SL. However, the Gen 2 car is a much more resolved car and the SL2 is a thrilling drive. Suspension is about 25% stiffer than a stock Gen 2 and the SL2 is over 100kgs lighter than the stock Gen 2.

I have a Gen 2 SL and I fitted an OEM Super Trofeo Racing Exhaust to mine, which sorts out the sound very nicely and pretty much mitigates the argument that the 5.0 sounds better than the 5.2. The SL2 is more powerful than the Gen 1 SL.

I love mine and it is a superb drivers car that handles superbly and sounds awesome. It is also extremely quick, enhanced by a custom remap to get the most of out the free racing exhaust. The torque curve has been radically modified coupled with some gains in both torque and BHP, it has radically improved the way it delivers the power.

It is due a 10 year service shortly and I am taking the opportunity to carry out a mini overhaul and some small and discreet modifications, including braided brake lines, upgraded swift springs to name but 2 (these will drop the ride height as well as improving the suspension performance dynamics.) I will be keeping the original springs so it can be reverted to stock. More on that later when I post another story. (Did an story about a road trip to Italy a couple of years back) Car has just under 25k miles now. Owned 5 years and covered 15k.

Mine is not for sale. At any price.







Edited by Superleg48 on Tuesday 13th July 19:46

Swift93

218 posts

6 months

Tuesday 13th July 2021
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I looked at Lamborghini before buying a McLaren and did some research on the maintenance and pre-purchase inspection. The car should have a LARA report (computer readout) which will give a log on how it was driven, but more importantly will be the precent of clutch life remaining. One thing that I heard repeatedly was not to backup uphill with an e-gear transmission due to clutch wear. Actually, the salesperson warned me about that as he sent my wife and I out for a test drive. It is my understanding that the later models are less prone to a high rate of clutch wear. Having never owned one, I'm only passing on what I've been told.

They are beautiful cars.

Edited by Swift93 on Tuesday 13th July 20:11

andrew

9,404 posts

165 months

Tuesday 13th July 2021
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all the difference in the world between the 2007/8 superleggera and the 570lp

you need to do a little more research and then test drive sorted examples of both

one thing to disregard is the clutch, as this was sorted before 2007

Stedman

6,856 posts

165 months

Tuesday 13th July 2021
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andrew said:
that is one very shiny suede steering wheel for 10k miles
hehe

yellowtr

1,149 posts

199 months

Tuesday 13th July 2021
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I had a series 1 SL and utterly adored it, it was brutally fast car and sublime handling and was fabulous on track and kept up easily with modern day Supercars such a Pista's and Speciale's. Mine was a one owner car from the EU and I done 12,000km in it in 4yrs of ownership and loved every minute it. The car was literally perfect and unmessed with.

The steering wheel wasn't great if I was being picky, but I never got round to doing it. I would have kept it but a Diablo SV (at Amari) came up and I couldn't say no and we agreed a good deal and I was sad to see it go as it was probably one of the best in the UK, but I had always wanted a Diablo. It was LHD and did sell fairly quick as it was priced right at the time-£80k. It went to Austria where the owner immediately put it up for sale for a premium and I kept track of it for a while but it is no longer for sale

Overall maintenance wise no issues, it was on the original clutch and I had to reverse up a gradient into my garage and had no issues. I had a slight issue with the speed sensors quite early on-a cheap fix. I went through 2 sets of tyres as it was tracked (as it should be!!!) and just regular servicing.

If I had the money and space I would buy it back in a heartbeart. Special cars, but still haven't found their rightful place in this market when you look at 360CS and 430 Scud values.

Cardiff

379 posts

195 months

Tuesday 13th July 2021
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Thoughts on this Amari car and missing services then? I’m already sold on getting one but Is this one worth pursuing with a clear bill of health from a main dealer?

Superleg48

1,433 posts

106 months

Tuesday 13th July 2021
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Cardiff said:
Thoughts on this Amari car and missing services then? I’m already sold on getting one but Is this one worth pursuing with a clear bill of health from a main dealer?
Personally, I would get a pre-purchase inspection carried out on the car. Anything that crops up as needed sorting immediately or in the near future, I would insist was done. Once freshly serviced after that, you are good to go. If it is going to Lambo MD for a service, then the PPI can be done at the same time. £450 I think at HR Owen and worth every penny.

The gap in the servicing schedule could be down to many factors, not least that the car was a garage queen - the mileage interval during that gap will give you an idea.

Yes, that gap will always be there. However, if you are keeping the car longish term and you do the PPI, have it serviced and then stick to the schedule hereafter, it will become less of an issue. If you only want it short term, then it is a question that will be asked on here again, no doubt. That said if you keep the PPI report you have done and evidence all the work (if any) that needed doing and your subsequent service history it will help.

They are very solid cars, very reliable and fairly bulletproof.

Cardiff

379 posts

195 months

Tuesday 13th July 2021
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Thanks mate, will keep everyone informed of developments

djt77

259 posts

198 months

Wednesday 14th July 2021
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The only thing I would add is that there are at age where things need replacing that are age not mileage related, such as suspension bushes etc. I recently sold my mk1 and have no idea what to replace it with.

WCZ

9,021 posts

167 months

Wednesday 14th July 2021
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djt77 said:
The only thing I would add is that there are at age where things need replacing that are age not mileage related, such as suspension bushes etc. I recently sold my mk1 and have no idea what to replace it with.
there's not much around, the gen1 sl is a truly special car.

360cs possibly?

70proof

5,934 posts

128 months

Wednesday 14th July 2021
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My car has done little miles for three years now, broken leg 2019 and covid 2020....it'll be serviced this year as a result, three year gap for a garage queen, I don't see a problem

LeroyLoser

695 posts

11 months

Friday 16th July 2021
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How do they hold up as a track car?

maybe as an alternative to the GT3 / AMG GTR?

andrew

9,404 posts

165 months

Friday 16th July 2021
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LeroyLoser said:
How do they hold up as a track car?

maybe as an alternative to the GT3 / AMG GTR?
can be quite expensive to run