Rare, low-mileage Lamborghinis offered by Mecum in Monterey

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The Lamborghini Reventon is a factory custom edition of the Murcielago | Mecum Auctions photos

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All Lamborghinis are special, but some are just more special than others. Among them, the late-model quartet of rare and ultra-low-mileage Lambos from Marshall Goldman Motor Sales in Cleveland that will be offered at Mecum’s Monterey auction.

Leading the group of raging bulls is a 2008 Lamborghini Reventón, one of 20 built and with only 168 miles driven since new. Based on the Murcielago LP640, the Revention is powered by a 6.5-liter, 641-horsepower V12 engine and built extensively of carbon fiber components.

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The Reventon’s body was designed via computer 

“Named in the Lamborghini tradition after the fighting bull that killed famed bullfighter Felix Guzman in 1943, the Reventón was Lamborghini’s answer to such designer one-offs as the Pininfarina Ferrari P4/5 and Maserati GS Zagato,” Mecum says in the catalog description.

“Not wanting to wait for an outside design house to steal its thunder, the company decided to issue its own special, in the process producing the first car to be totally designed by the Centro Stile Lamborghini in Sant’ Agata, as well as the first Lamborghini modeled entirely digitally,” the description adds. “No clay models were built; just five months after the initial sketches were completed in March 2007, the Reventón was unveiled at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show in September.

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The Reventón is valued at $1.7 million to $2 million.

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The Murcielago LP650-4 Roadster was part of a 50-car limited edition

In a similar vein is the 2010 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640-4 roadster, No. 49 of 50 built and with just 179 miles driven.

“After introducing several special coupe and roadster variants, in 2009, Lamborghini released this LP650-4 Roadster in a limited edition of just 50 cars, all finished in a distinctive gray-over-orange livery—Grigio Telesto and Arancio in the Italian literature—that was repeated in the cockpit,” the car’s description states. 

The limited-edition Murcielago roadster is valued at $348,000 to $380,000.

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The Gallardo is a special Superleggera (super light) edition

Of the 14,000 Lamborghini Gallardos, just 618 of them were designated as Superleggera, or “super light,” due to the use of a number of carbon-fiber components that help the coupe shed 220 pounds, sharpening the performance of its 5.0-liter, 530-horsepower V10 engine. A few ounces also were saved by using titanium wheel nuts instead of steel.

Mecum will offer a 2008 Gallardo SuperLeggera showing just 322 original miles, in Arancio Borealis paint, valued at $175,000-$200,000.

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The Diablo SE is a rare car in an even rarer color

The final Lamborghini is a rare 2001 Diablo SE, one of just 40 SE versions built and one of just 20 Diablos in the purplish color of Marrone Eklipsis. The Diablo’s 6.0-liter V12 engine had a boost in horsepower to 550 from the normal 492, and boasts a zero-60 sprint time of just 3.6 seconds.

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With just 1,511 miles on the odometer, the Diablo is valued from $375,000 to $425,000.

Some of the other 21st Century exotic supercars on Mecum’s Monterey docket include 2014 and 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari coupes, a 2015 Pagani Huayra, a 2015 McLaren P1, a 2012 Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport and a 2017 Porsche 918 Spyder.

Mecum, which calls its Monterey sale “The Daytime Auction,” will hold the event on August 23-25 on the Del Monte Golf Course at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel. For more information, visit the auction website.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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