Saturday, June 15, 2013

10k: Needs Wash and Service: 2003 Lamborghini Murciélago

The Lamborghini Murciélago was the first new model released by Lamborghini after its acquisition by parent company and global super power Volkswagen.  The name Murciélago was, in the Lambo tradition, named after a famous Spanish fighting bull and as such should be pronounced not like an Italian name, but like the Spanish word for bat or in Castilian Spanish: "murθiˈelaɣo," the θ being shorthand for a voiceless dental fricative.  A voiceless dental fricative is actually the noise you make from inside your $300k Lambo moments after being rear ended by a Dodge pickup, but just before the flames start to lick your eyeball like a Japanese school girl.  Find this 2003 Lamborghini Murciélago that needs a good buffing and oil change for sale in Baton Rouge, CA for $11,600 or offer via ebay.

This fighting bull has been run down, stabbed 24 times with a sword, lit on fire and now sits in a salvage yard, awaiting its fate.  This is what you get when they ask you how you'd like your supercar and you answer: "Cajun."

This Murciélago was once powered by a 6.2 liter V12 putting out 572 horsepower into a 6 speed manual gearbox that puts power into all 4 wheels.  What remains of the original 6.2 liter alloy piece of art is a great question as the seller mentions that "The engine and transmission are fine. However, the heads will have to be removed, and checked since aluminum particles from the plenums have fallen in the intake valve ports."  What is clear is that the wiring harnesses have become shoestring fries and you may need to create the world's first Megasquirtciélago.

If the engine/trans are indeed intact and don't need $50k worth of Lambo dealer service, this could be an excellent source for a nice drivetrain for a project.  Or it could be a total pile of burnt up crap that isn't worth 50 cents. 

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  1. Hood ornament looks salvageable. I'll bid $100.

  2. Just wash some dirt off, change the oil and drive it the way it is..... Be sure and check the tire pressure...

  3. According to the seller 'Another victim of a "right rear wheel into the gas tank". Boom!'
    Really I think a much higher percentage of the Lamborghini Murciélago fleet catches fire than ever happened with Pintos. If I had one of those I'd install a fire suppression system

  4. Looks like the only thing salvageable on this mess are the moving dollies upon which it rests.

  5. Ive posted this question after seeing this somplace else.... How much heat can an aluminum case or engine block take?

  6. $11,600 is alot for this POS. But you do get 20 wheel bolts for $580 each, such a deal.


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