The manual transmission is quickly becoming a thing of the past and many cars fitted with stick shifts are quickly becoming collector’s items. This 2004 Lamborghini Murcielago is one of them.
The Murcielago was famously introduced as the successor to the Diablo and instantly became a supercar icon. This particular example is up for sale in Fort Myers, Florida, and is already attracting quite a lot of attention. They really do not make cars like this anymore.
Slotted beneath the sultry bodywork is a 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V12 engine with 572 hp and 479 lb-ft (649 Nm) of torque while mated to a six-speed manual transmission with a gated shifter. The Murcielago could also be ordered with Lamborghini’s infamous six-speed e-gear automated manual but it is the traditional stick shift models that are now the most desirable.
Adorning the exterior of the car is a lovely shade of red that the Bring a Trailer auction reveals was repainted under previous ownership. The car continues to sit on its original 18-inch wheels that are wrapped in 245/35 front and 335/30 rear Continental ExtremeContact Sport tires. While no Murcielago is practical, the presence of a front axle lift system does mean this example can be driven on public roads without fear of scratching the front bumper.
A look inside the cabin reveals seats clad in black and tan leather with red contrast stitching across the dashboard, center console, and door panels. Other key features include automatic climate control and an aftermarket Pioneer CD stereo system.
The listing reveals that at some stage, a new instrument cluster was reading and since this cluster was fitted, the car has covered around 8,200 miles (~13,196 km). The true mileage is unknown but the seller states that it has at least 18,000 miles (~28,968 km) under its belt, without giving a specific mileage figure.