Gallardo... what's the catch?

Gallardo... what's the catch?

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ghost83

4,591 posts

157 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
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jilap said:
If you want a pre LP manual, I used to own this Spyder Manual . It is a genuine car with a good history.
Yes you emailed me during lockdown when I was looking around, it is a very nice car! For me currently paying my mortgage off is a priority, this year has really taught me a few things and not to take things for granted so hence why I’m holding off another 36 months

wickhamaj

41 posts

69 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
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David_T said:
As per the above, if manual LP is your absolute priority then you'll have to be patient and then not have a lot of choice with the colour when one does come up. If manual is an absolute must there are more pre LP cars with manual transmission. No-one seems to have come up with how many manuals, whether pre LP or LP versions were produced, other than a low percentage of the total.

As per Sarnie's post the Supercar Rooms manual LP is still advertised: https://www.thesupercarrooms.co.uk/car-details/lam... This is actually a 550-2 (2 wheel drive.)

There was a (now sold) orange manual LP at VVS last year: https://www.vvsuk.co.uk/vehicle-details/Lamborghin... This was also 550-2. According to wikipedia these came equipped with 6 speed manual transmission with e-gear being offered as a cost option. So another question for you is, is a 2 wheel drive acceptable, or even a bonus for lighter weight and supposedly purer steering, or must it be 4 wheel drive.

There are 4 wheel drive manual LPs but perhaps these are rarer than the 550-2s, that's a guess rather than known fact, to be absolutely clear.
The manual 550-2 is now mine and I thoroughly recommend! Was put off the other car for sale right now as it has a mix of bodywork from different models and would take a little returning to original spec. if you want a manual LP suggest you get in touch with James or Daniel at VVS, as they will likely see any that come up before you!

ElanS

83 posts

38 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
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When I was looking for my Gallardo, I test drove several cars, majority e-gear before finding a manual LP560 UK car. After a few years of ownership I still find it amazing to drive. The e-gear was fine but the manual car for me was so much better. I also didn't want a black or white car which seems to be quite common.

I can highly recommend it, if you can find a decent one.



Edited by ElanS on Saturday 21st November 17:09


Edited by ElanS on Saturday 21st November 17:10

Sarnie

7,042 posts

176 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
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ghost83 said:
I drove a manual gallardo a few years ago and thought it was absolutely sublime and I don’t particularly like the e gear paddles,

I’ve seen the supercar rooms car but I don’t like the black and orange, I saw a lovely black pre lp during lockdown and was juggling finances to try and acquire but he bumped the price from 80k to £120k and then sold it for an undisclosed amount!

I would take a e gear but I’d want to convert to manual, I am keeping my eyes open currently but I’m 12 month into a 48 month plan so got 36 months to run currently
FYI: The orange bits on the black car at the supercar rooms are just stickers............Eg removeable...

Larry5.2

496 posts

75 months

Sunday 22nd November 2020
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The LP550-2 at supercar rooms is mine and I can confirm the orange bits on it are vinyl stickers. I also have the original black calipers which I could swap out if required.

tomvcarter

1,043 posts

160 months

Sunday 22nd November 2020
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What are you thoughts on this? Pre LP Superleggera

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/2018091304...

Seems well priced compares to the standard PreLP cars.

Also, what's the E-Gear like on these?

andrew

9,293 posts

159 months

Sunday 22nd November 2020
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tomvcarter said:
What are you thoughts on this? Pre LP Superleggera

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/2018091304...

Seems well priced compares to the standard PreLP cars.

Also, what's the E-Gear like on these?
do some more research on the dealer

correctly set-up e-gear is life-affirming on these : i'm still buzzing from my afternoon potter

Sarnie

7,042 posts

176 months

Sunday 22nd November 2020
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tomvcarter said:
What are you thoughts on this? Pre LP Superleggera

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/2018091304...

Seems well priced compares to the standard PreLP cars.

Also, what's the E-Gear like on these?
Run for the hills!!

rat rod

2,480 posts

32 months

Sunday 22nd November 2020
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Sarnie said:
tomvcarter said:
What are you thoughts on this? Pre LP Superleggera

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/car-details/2018091304...

Seems well priced compares to the standard PreLP cars.

Also, what's the E-Gear like on these?
Run for the hills!!
Have you been living under a rock .rolleyes

ghost83

4,591 posts

157 months

Sunday 22nd November 2020
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Larry5.2 said:
The LP550-2 at supercar rooms is mine and I can confirm the orange bits on it are vinyl stickers. I also have the original black calipers which I could swap out if required.
I’m guessing it’s on SOR or have they bought it off you

tomvcarter

1,043 posts

160 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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andrew said:
do some more research on the dealer

correctly set-up e-gear is life-affirming on these : i'm still buzzing from my afternoon potter
Oh... thanks for the heads up...

I don't think the reviews could be any worse!

andrew

9,293 posts

159 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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tomvcarter said:
andrew said:
do some more research on the dealer

correctly set-up e-gear is life-affirming on these : i'm still buzzing from my afternoon potter
Oh... thanks for the heads up...

I don't think the reviews could be any worse!
thumbup

tomvcarter

1,043 posts

160 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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rat rod said:
Have you been living under a rock .rolleyes
Kind of... coming out the other side of 4 kids.
Been in the wilderness without a proper car for about 8 years.

Back in the game now! (Obviously not with Motorhub by the sound of the reviews!)



Larry5.2

496 posts

75 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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ghost83 said:
I’m guessing it’s on SOR or have they bought it off you
SOR. Why do you ask....?

rat rod

2,480 posts

32 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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tomvcarter said:
rat rod said:
Have you been living under a rock .rolleyes
Kind of... coming out the other side of 4 kids.
Been in the wilderness without a proper car for about 8 years.

Back in the game now! (Obviously not with Motorhub by the sound of the reviews!)
Patient man, sounds like you deserve to treat yourself, Good luck with your search. thumbup

andrew

9,293 posts

159 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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tomvcarter said:
andrew said:
do some more research on the dealer

correctly set-up e-gear is life-affirming on these : i'm still buzzing from my afternoon potter
Oh... thanks for the heads up...

I don't think the reviews could be any worse!
the court case was worse

page 3 here https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&...


ghost83

4,591 posts

157 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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Larry5.2 said:
SOR. Why do you ask....?
No reason at all, just as a business wouldn’t have thought they would have that level of money tied up in an asset at these tough times,

Good luck with the sale of it mate

Spindoctor

629 posts

167 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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I’m p/exing my Gallardo for a new Exige. The dealer seems happy to tie his money up In the asset, despite tough times, winter etc. Talking to the salesman, they’re really busy on sales and service so it sounds like they’re financially strong.

andrew

9,293 posts

159 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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Spindoctor said:
I’m p/exing my Gallardo for a new Exige. The dealer seems happy to tie his money up In the asset, despite tough times, winter etc. Talking to the salesman, they’re really busy on sales and service so it sounds like they’re financially strong.
interesting move from gallardo to exige
please let us know how you get on

Spindoctor

629 posts

167 months

Monday 23rd November 2020
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Don’t get me going. I’ll miss the G a lot, it’s a totally wonderful thing, and I could still be talked out of this. But It’s about change - the Exige is raw, perfect handling, shrieking supercharger, and bonkers quick. Not remotely relaxing but seriously exciting. With the exhaust valve open it’s a sound that’s right up there with the pre-LP. Manages to make the Lambo feel like a cruiser. Which it definitely isn’t.

If you’re going to go from supercar to sports car and you still want that tingling feeling as you approach the car, I can’t think of a better way.

Will update once I’ve got it.