2016 was a very important year for Automobili Lamborghini SpA, it marked the 100th anniversary of the founder of the company, the late Ferruccio Lamborghini ... and to celebrate this the company created a new, highly limited model ... the Lamborghini Centenario LP770-4.
Only 20 Centenario would be built (and 20 Centenario Roadster) at a price per unit of €1,750,000 before options (the full carbon fiber body was a €300,000 option by the way) and before the unveiling at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, nobody had seen the car in real life yet ... only a hologram and some design sketches ... still, all 20 units were sold out before the general public ever got to see this new Lamborghini.
Several possible customers probably weren't able to get hold of a Lamborghini Centenario back in 2016, but now Mecum Auctions is offering all of them a second chance ... one of the 20 Centenario coupe is going to auction in Monterey in late August 2018, this one is finished in a stunning Nero Aldebaran and comes with red livery, also the interior combines black Alcantara with red details.
This specific Lamborghini Centenario LP770-4 has covered only 49 Miles since new, so it is clear this is still a brand new Raging Bull, and will probably not come cheap when people start bidding on her in August ... I for one can't wait to see how much her new owner is willing to pay to add this rare Lamborghini to his (or her) collection.
The 2018 Monterey auctions are going to be really interesting, as both Mecum and RM Auctions-Sotheby are listing no less than 18 different Lamborghini during the event ... and some of them are equally as impressive as the above mentioned Centenario.
How about a 2008 Lamborghini Reventon? Just as with the Centenario, only 20 Reventon have ever been built, with a mere 188 miles this nr 20/20 will surely set a new record for Reventon prices, and that will be difficult as other Reventon sold for more than $1,300,000 in 2015 and 2017.
No less than three Lamborghini Miura will be available to bid on in August, an original P400, a P400S and one of the highly sought after Miura SV models, this specific one was in fact owned by none other than Claudio Zampolli, with an estimate between $2,200,000 and $2,400,000 this might be the most expensive Bull sold at the Monterey auction ... if the Centenario doesn't get a higher bid that is.
A few Countach are also listed for auction, a late model Quattrovalvole finished in yellow and a very interesting Countach LP400S, one of the early, low body models ... the latter comes with an estimate between $500,000 and $600,000 ... so these Countach aren't cheap anymore.
The auctions at Monterey will also see a few Diablo passing the selling block, one of only 900 first generation models from 1991, a very nice looking Diablo VT Roadster ... but also a one of only 12 1999 Diablo Alpine edition. Or a one of 20 Diablo VT 6.0 Special Edition, this one finished in the stunning Marrone Eklipsis ... also one of only 2 Diablo VT 6.0 finished in Monterey Blue ... but my favorite would be the black Diablo SE30, one of only 150 ever built, comes with a high estimate of $750,000.
On a more recent note a very nice 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder is also listed, finished in an amazing looking yellow metallic over a full yellow leather upholstery, or a 2008 Gallardo Superleggera in Arancio Borealis, another stunning shade on the early V10 models.
Two other interesting Lamborghini will be at the Monterey auction, one being a magnificent 1988 LM002, the original Lamborghini SUV, this being a rare carburetor version it should be worth up to $450,000 ... while another off-road Lamborghini would be the 1964 R2 Tractor.
It is safe to say a lot of money will change hands that last weekend of August in Monterey when these and many other high-end cars will pass the auction block.