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Lambo FirstBlood

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973 posts

182 months

Saturday 29th February 2020
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In 2009, I bought my dream car - a brand new Murcielago LP640. I Specced it just how I wanted it and put 21500 glorious miles on the clock over 5 years. I sold it in 2014 and have felt the loss ever since.

I’ve toyed with getting another Lambo and I’ve tried to find my old car a few times over the years to no avail.

I was 40 a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t say what made me look on PH classifieds that day but lo and behold, an LP640 at Tom Hartley.....same colour.....same year......5000 miles more than when I sold it! Could it be?

A quick phone call confirmed my name was the first in the log book. I drove up 2 days later, put a deposit down and I’ve just driven her home today and she’s back on my drive way. I forgot how much I loved that car!

The chap who owned it after me, took excellent care of it and did 5000 miles in 5 years.

It changed hands again 6 months ago and the current owner has done less than 200 miles in the time.

He’s made some “alterations” that I need to deal with and I think it looks like I’ve saved the car from a lot of aftermarket customisation to come but so far it’s nothing too drastic and I think it can all be reversed.

I’ll post some pics in the morning if anyone is interested.




harrykul

2,770 posts

229 months

Saturday 29th February 2020
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Congratulations, that's a great story. Saw it on Carl H's Instagram today and thought it looked fantastic.

Petrus1983

9,163 posts

165 months

Saturday 29th February 2020
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Amazing - definitely post pics!

Ferruccio

1,838 posts

122 months

Saturday 29th February 2020
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Was at TH today and saw your car ready to go. Looked fab!
I bought my Murci off TH in 2012.

heihei

162 posts

198 months

Saturday 29th February 2020
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Fair play getting a brand new Lambo at 29 - I had to make do with a TVR!

MDL111

7,052 posts

180 months

Saturday 29th February 2020
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Good stuff - definitely post pics

andrew

10,013 posts

195 months

Saturday 29th February 2020
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please, why did you sell it ?

Lambo FirstBlood

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973 posts

182 months

Saturday 29th February 2020
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andrew said:
please, why did you sell it ?
Poor tax advice, long story but had to plug a 7 figure hole with HMRC. Could have done a pre pack but faced up to it, sold some stuff and made it right.

Lambo FirstBlood

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Saturday 29th February 2020
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One of the things the last owner did was de cat the car. I did 150 miles in it today and it is so F****ng loud!

Anyone got any experience with any potential problems associated with this?

Carl suggested investing in new Cats from Capristo. Again any input welcome.

I understand it’s an MOT fail too so will need to get something sorted by July when it’s due.

The other changes are to the ICE. He put some lairy speaker covers with metal bulls on. I’ve got the originals so will probably get them put back on. New Pionneer head unit is fine as even the factory one was an aftermarket Kenwood so don’t think originality is a big issue.

There’s also a couple of new wires inside that I don’t recognise.

The new one has Apple Car play which is nice. No one can hear me on the phone though so I think there is a problem with the microphone.

The drive home was motorway but just kept smiling. So pleased to have it back and all the memories of the great drives I had before came flooding back. Looking forward to the next 20000 miles.


Lambo FirstBlood

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973 posts

182 months

Saturday 29th February 2020
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Ferruccio said:
Was at TH today and saw your car ready to go. Looked fab!
I bought my Murci off TH in 2012.
Thanks mate. What colour is yours? 580 or LP640?

Lambo FirstBlood

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973 posts

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Saturday 29th February 2020
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harrykul said:
Congratulations, that's a great story. Saw it on Carl H's Instagram today and thought it looked fantastic.
Thanks, I appreciate that.

TR4man

5,274 posts

177 months

Saturday 29th February 2020
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Lambo FirstBlood said:
if anyone is interested.
Are you joking? Get those photos posted please.

What a fantastic story.

Pioneer

1,311 posts

134 months

Sunday 1st March 2020
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Great story. Every couple of weeks I take a look on AT for one of my old cars. Not shown up yet, but fingers crossed. Let's hope she gives you as much pleasure this time around smile Was thinking the same as Heihei ... well done, new Murci before you hit 30.

Calculator

750 posts

218 months

Sunday 1st March 2020
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Great story, look forward to the pictures!

andrew

10,013 posts

195 months

Sunday 1st March 2020
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TR4man said:
Lambo FirstBlood said:
if anyone is interested.
Are you joking? Get those photos posted please.

What a fantastic story.
+1

markiii

3,707 posts

197 months

Sunday 1st March 2020
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yeah we need pics

Larry5.2

496 posts

111 months

Sunday 1st March 2020
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Good to hear you got it back! I couldn't bear to ever be parted with mine...

I've got Larini sport cats with a Fabspeed exhaust which sounds awesome, but is still quite loud. Passes MOTs no problem. Sport cats with the std rear muffler box could be a good solution, or Fabspeed with std cats.... I had a Tubi on there before and that was louder strangely enough, despite being a substantial silencer box.

Ferruccio

1,838 posts

122 months

Sunday 1st March 2020
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Lambo FirstBlood said:
Ferruccio said:
Was at TH today and saw your car ready to go. Looked fab!
I bought my Murci off TH in 2012.
Thanks mate. What colour is yours? 580 or LP640?
Early one. Pale blue.

Lambo FirstBlood

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973 posts

182 months

Sunday 1st March 2020
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I'm a poor photographer so please excuse the picture quality.

Yesterday she was gleaming. Took her for a spin this morning and she's covered in mud! quite right too!

Lambo FirstBlood

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