Here's Why You Need To Buy A Cheap Lamborghini Murcielago Right Now

Image via YouTube screenshot
Image via YouTube screenshot

The sports-car market can be a strange place. Cars that aren’t all that special can command a crazy premium while others can be had at a relative bargain. If you’re on the hunt for a V12 Lamborghini, which is really the only way to buy a Lambo, now is the time to grab the awesome Murcielago.


YouTube star and supercar expert Rob Ferreti explains that the Murcielago and the updated LP640 are grossly undervalued at the moment. He says if you follow the trends of over V12 Lambos like the Diablo and the Countach that have gotten quite pricey, for buyers looking for an “affordable” way to have a 12- cylinder Lamborghini, they need to grab a Murcielago before the prices start to climb. After all, the Murcielago/LP640 was the last V12 Lamborghini available with a manual gearbox.

I’m glad that Rob is clear to point out that you don’t want to buy an exotic car with the expectation that it will appreciate. Cars are not investments, they are machines to be enjoyed.

That being said, if you want to get the most for your money and you fancy a Lamborghini, the Murcielago market is where you want to be with several quality cars hovering around the $130,000 to $150,000 mark, with manual transmission cars commanding a premium.

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It’s hard to believe the Murcielago dates back all the way to 2002. While the newer Lambos may look more modern, the Murcielago, like the Diablo, will likely age better with it’ simpler lines. And who can deny a screaming V12 behind your shoulders connected with distinctive clank of a gated shifter?

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I 100% agree. 120k-150k for a Murcielago is a fair bargain. This is my favorite Lambo. Orange or green LP 640 please.

It is still the prettiest. I think it beats the Aventador, and it looks far more modern and desirable to my mind than the Diablo or Countache. While the Miura may be more dainty and delicate, I just don’t like it as much.

And it goes faster and sounds better. It has working interior features. I was practically into adulthood when this thing came out, but it makes me feel like a big kid.