Supercar Garage Find: 2005 Lamborghini Murcielago

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When I first spotted this Lamborghini garage find, I assumed it was just another unfinished kit car someone was trying to pass off as the real deal, but something about it seemed different. The body panel gaps were just too precise, the brakes too large and the proportions too accurate, traits not often seen with Lamborghini kit cars. So I decided to take a closer look and you wouldn’t believe what’s sitting in the garage with it, a real Lamborghini V12! That’s definitely not something you find with most kits. As it turns out, it’s a theft recovery that the seller bought with plans of fixing up. It’s now listed here on eBay in Oxon Hill, Maryland with a current bid of $36k!

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It’s been wrecked and I’m guessing they discovered after buying it how expensive parts are for these. It’s not like you can go down to any parts store and pick up control arms, shock or axles for it. This is an Italian Supercar after all, just having the name Lamborghini on it makes it more expensive!

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I know this isn’t in the normal realm of the kind of finds we feature, but think about it, it’s the same basic principal. Rather than paying six figures for a nice driving Murcielago, spend a fraction of that price for this wrecked on, put a small chunk of money into it and end up with a beautiful Supercar for a fraction of the cost. At least that’s the theory! The question is, can it really be done? What do you think?

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Comments

  1. Jeffro

    Could of been worse…I don’t see how, but it possibly could of been.

  2. MH

    I love barn finds like this! Super expensive to fix up. Nothing cheap about this project.

  3. Dairymen

    Someone will get suckered into this one thinking they’ll have the deal of the century!

    • John

      It looks to me like someone already has been suckered in. That’s why it’s for sale.

      Like 2
  4. Blindmarc

    I’ve seen 3 of these wrecked by rookie baseball players here for spring training. The maintenance is waaaaay to expensive.

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  5. Car Guy

    You want how much for that headlight assembly???????

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    • Rjc Member

      Thanks for the laugh! Car guy

  6. Dan h

    I think most would agree, you would probably be better off buying a complete,original and clean Murcie for allot less than this will end up costing you in the end. Buyers quickly find themselves in the deep end of the pool with cars like this. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see this car half assembled ,for sale again, in the near future and with a different owner.
    Cool find though!

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  7. wuzjeepnowsaab

    You’re not going to find parts at the Pull and Pay I’m thinking…

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  8. S Ryan

    Mercy Me.

  9. Mark

    The seller seems to think the car is worth north of $50K (reserve unmet). I’d be surprised if it could be repaired for less than another $50K– and you’re left with a 200MPH supercar that may or may not be safe at that speed. Definitely not a DIY job. Would probably make much more sense parting it out for the fabulously overpriced parts.

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  10. Mr. TKD

    This has “Richard Rawlings” written all over it.

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  11. JACKinNWPA Jack in NW PA Member

    I see the airbags have deployed. with a reconstructed title, even finished to a high standard it still would be worth only about half of book value.

  12. Scot

    ~ Another opportunity to learn firsthand the difference between a cheap project car and a cheap project. Not a lesson anyone cares to repeat.

  13. CelestialGryphon

    Uh. Haul the engine out. Find a 928 that needs an engine… Profit, ludicriously so.

  14. VintagePower
    • Greg NJ 2 SC

      How are his Craigslist pictures BETTER than his eBay ad???

      • RichS

        But it’s a “2005 Lamborghini Murcielago Roaster”

        These catch fire too?

    • JackT

      It’s still on craigslist if anyone wants the stress and expense of repairing a car guaranteed to re-sell at significant loss.

  15. OKCPHIL

    I’m in the “part it out” group. The engine and transmission must be worth some serious bucks especially to the hot rod crowd. You could mount the empty shell.to the ceiling in a Garage Burger joint for shock and awe factor. All the parts are sellable even those that need some work.
    On a side not you guys need to check out a channel on YouTube called B is for Build where the guy is rebuilding a Lotus Evora that he bought off Copart. Really good and you can see what it takes to rebuild these kinds of cars. Doable but expensive.

  16. Bruce Best

    He is out of his mind and so is anybody else if they pay 110 Grand for this collection of parts. This is a very sensitive machine and just a mechanic will not do you need somebody with the skills of an Registered Aircraft Mechanic.

    This car is an excellent way to either kill yourself or someone innocent. I rarely say this but this should be a parts machine ONLY. In the racing world they do not rebuild wrecks beyond a certain point because they are not safe and this is as close to a racing car as you would wish to get. Same things applies to aircraft and Helicopters for exactly the same reason.

    I suspect for these reasons the insurance company totaled it. While I have no love for insurance companies this time I think they are correct this is a parts car. Sad to see but just too complex to be safely restored.

  17. Bruce

    I leave you with this famous quote from Jeff Spicoli:
    “Relax, all right? My old man is a television repairman, he’s got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it.”

  18. Jack

    If I had $100k+ lying around for a project, this would definitely NOT be on my list. I would just sell the parts off this and call it a day. I know this can be fixed but I would look for much more worthwhile wrecks for this kind of money.

  19. Art Brown

    Find a deserving vet, first responder, etc. Or possibly a charity that can auction it. And then call overhauling and Mr. Foose. Then take the tax write off and sell it ( yes, you can!)

  20. Barski

    Hmmm… Maybe…. Ok, Pass

  21. John P

    Gotta ask what the feller was thinking when he bought the pile and shoved it into the house garage.. Doesn’t exactly look equipped for the task at hand if I may say so.. Also–with a salvaged title?? Dude mist have been drinking while bidding at the COPART auction.. :)

  22. Bill K

    I’d guess the engine will end up in a go fast boat. All other flashy parts could be marketed as high end wall art and sculptures for the desks andhomes of the 1%.

  23. Chuck Foster 55chevy Chuck F

    I have the perfect plan, take this and put it on a Pontiac Fiero chassis, you don’t have to drive fast with looks like this, you could name it The Ultimate Posermobile. Oh, I have a posermobile of my own.

  24. Little_Cars Alexander Member

    55Chevy Chuck F….why do we have to keep looking at your little red roadster every time you leave a comment. We get it…

  25. rich voss

    I did a tiny bit of research by reading both ads. Grammar is such that either the “car is not running”, or the “engine is not running”, making this a more expensive proposition & maybe not even able to “part it out” as some have suggested. I also have a theory that the undertray, diffuser and engine/transmission cradle are in bad shape from running off road or over something. There are no photos of any of those areas, making this Lambo really unsafe, non-driveable, or next to impossible to fix without an actual Lambo team. There are photos of new replacement items in the CL ad. However, none of them are the expensive running gear pieces. Axles ? Whee !

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