Find of the Day: 2007 Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 Manual in Monterey Blue

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With the Audi Club crew gearing up to attend the Legends of the Autobahn during Monterey Car Week, it seemed appropriate to feature a Monterey Blue Lamborghini as a Find of the Day as Monterey is literally crawling with Lamborghinis during the week. According to VinWiki’s Ed Bolian (current high bidder as of publication): This is 1 of 23 US Manual LP640 coupes (10 Roadsters). 1 of 88 manual LP640 coupes worldwide and the only known one in Monterey Blue (now renamed to Blu Nethuns). If anyone would know this fact, it would be Ed. Here’s the ad:

Doug’s Take

Wow! Now this is a special car! The Lamborghini Murciélago is an iconic exotic supercar that boasts gorgeous styling and a fantastic naturally-aspirated V12 combined with all-wheel drive. This particular example is a later LP640 model, which features a larger-displacement engine offering more power, updated bumpers and taillights, and a cool single center-exit exhaust – and it touts the very rare gated 6-speed manual transmission, along with a gorgeous Monterey Blue exterior. It also features some cosmetic upgrades that enhance its look – and it’s equipped with the Carbon and Branding packages, 18-inch Hemera wheels, carbon ceramic brakes, a front axle lift system, and a Kreissieg valvetronic exhaust system. These Murciélago LP640s are fantastic cars, and I’m excited to see one here on Cars & Bids.

Highlights

THIS… is a 2007 Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 Coupe, finished in Monterey Blue with a Nero Perseus and Grigio Sirius interior.

  • This Murciélago features the desirable 6-speed manual transmission.
  • The attached Carfax vehicle history report shows no mileage discrepancies in this Lamborghini’s past.
  • According to the build sheet provided in the gallery, factory equipment includes the Carbon and Branding packages, 18-inch Hemera wheels, carbon ceramic brakes, a front axle lift system, xenon headlights, scissor doors, active rear intakes, and a speed-activated rear spoiler.
  • Modifications reported by the seller include blue painted brake calipers, a Kreissieg valvetronic exhaust system, AutoMods skid plates, partial paint protection film, and quilted Alcantara upholstery. A full list of modifications is detailed below.
  • Lamborghini introduced the Murciélago for the 2002 model year as the replacement for the Diablo. Designed by Luc Donckerwolke, the Murciélago was the first new Lamborghini model released under the supervision of Volkswagen Audi Group. It received a 6.2-liter V12 paired to a six-speed manual transmission, with later cars receiving an optional E-Gear automated manual. Production of the Murciélago ended in 2010.
  • Launched in 2007, the Murciélago LP640 received multiple updates, with the most notable being the engine. Lamborghini increased the displacement of the V12 to 6.5-liters, which gave the LP640 a near 60 horsepower bump. On the exterior, the LP640 was also given new, more aggressive front and rear bumpers, LED tail lights, and a single-exit exhaust. Most LP640s produced were fitted with E-Gear transmissions, making the gated 6-speed manual examples incredibly rare.
  • Power comes from a 6.5-liter V12 engine, rated at 631 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque. Output is sent to all four wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission and a permanent all-wheel drive system.

Equipment

A build sheet is provided in the photo gallery, and a partial list of notable equipment includes:

  • Carbon Package
  • Branding Package
  • 18-inch Hemera wheels
  • Carbon ceramic brakes
  • Transparent engine cover
  • Front axle lift system
  • Xenon headlights
  • LED tail lights
  • Scissor doors
  • Active rear air intakes
  • Speed-activated rear spoiler
  • Navigation system
  • Heated and power-folding side mirrors
  • Power windows and door locks

Modifications

  • Kreissieg valvetronic exhaust system
  • Black-painted wheels
  • Blue-painted brake calipers
  • Tinted windows
  • Paint protection film on front end, bottom of rocker panels, partial doors, rear air intakes, and bottom of rear quarter panels
  • AutoMods skid plates
  • Quilted Alcantara upholstery with blue contrast stitching
  • Blue contrast stitching on the dashboard, door panels, floor mats, and parking brake boot
  • Carbon fiber-look seat adjustment knobs
  • Carbon fiber steering wheel
  • Escort Passport radar detector and laser jammer
  • Kenwood touchscreen head unit with rearview camera

Known Flaws

  • Although the included Carfax report indicates no accidents in this Murciélago’s past, it is reported that the front bumper was damaged and replaced prior to the seller’s ownership. The seller adds that the front bumper was repainted prior to his ownership.
  • Rock chips in the paint protection film on the front end and driver’s side skirt
  • Peeling paint protection film on driver’s side skirt
  • Chip in paint on roof and on rear spoiler
  • Chipped paint on passenger side lower intake grille
  • 2014/2015 date codes on tires

Recent Service History

The seller reports that the engine oil and filter was last changed in July 2023. He adds that the following services were completed in June 2017:

  • Front and rear differentials resealed
  • Engine oil and filter changed
  • Transmission, differential, and brake fluid changed
  • Spark plugs and wires replaced
  • Engine mounts replaced
  • Idle tensioner replaced
  • Brake ducts replaced
  • Kreissieg exhaust installed

Photos of the services performed are included in the “Other” section of the photo gallery. Additional service history is detailed in the attached Carfax report.

Other Items Included in Sale

  • 2 keys
  • Owner’s manuals
  • CTEK trickle charger
  • 2 drive belts
  • Factory catalytic converters
  • Factory exhaust tip
  • Factory car cover

Ownership History

The seller purchased this Murciélago in August 2018 and has added approximately 2,800 miles since.

As of publishing, the bid is $710,000 and is currently held by Ed Bolian. The auction is live for only another hour and there are several comments that the bid will climb significantly in the final few minutes. This could end up being the highest bid car for cars & bids. There are hundreds of photos and several videos of the car on the website as well as the detailed description. Be sure to read the comments as more information is shared there. As mentioned, only about an hour is left so if you want to jump on this 1 of 1 Monterey Blue 2007 Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 V12 6-speed manual, click here. Good luck!

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