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Old 13th October 2009, 15:24   #931
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Because all the Reventons are sold?
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Old 13th October 2009, 15:57   #932
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well you could still buy one , if you make a good enough offer i.e. i remember a reventon going up for sale in the US for nearly 3.5 million USD within a years time. its pointless to buy one in india, considering the extremely high costs. besides, i guess they only come in LHD.

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Old 13th October 2009, 17:57   #933
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TBH, I think you'd have to be daft to pay 3.5 million dollars for an LP-640 in drag when you already have an LP640 (not to mention the additional duty, etc).
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Old 13th October 2009, 18:00   #934
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I did not understand what you meant karl.
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Old 13th October 2009, 18:37   #935
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Every time i enter this thread, i hear ecks booking a new car I thought you had already paid the advance for the SLS!
Anyways, the LP550-2 is a great car to have. Now you've got both the Lambos in your garage .
Which color and stripes will you go for?
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Old 13th October 2009, 18:55   #936
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Some collection you have mate.. for some funny reason i'v missed this thread before...
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Old 13th October 2009, 21:23   #937
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I did not understand what you meant karl.
What I was saying is that you already have an LP-640. Karan561 was asking why you didn't want a Reventon. The Reventon is just a tarted up LP640. Since the car is sold out (incl. the new roadster) and since pre-owned cars are being sold for 3.5 million USD (as per bivin), I was saying, in my opinion, you'd have to be daft to consider buying a Reventon for that price (not to mention the additional duties and stuff) when you already own the donor car. Not that I don't like the looks of the Reventon, but then there's nothing wrong with the looks of an LP640 either. I think the Reventon is a VERY shrewd move on Lamborghini's part to make some extra cash by dolling-up the LP640 and selling it in minute numbers to maintain the exclusivity factor.

Now the Balboni, on the other hand, is a great idea! It is very special and will be quite different in character to the awd 560-4. Quite lairy, I would imagine, judging from the numbers alone.

What colour are you planning on buying? Oh and one other thing, I was wondering who you source your cars through and how you go about having them sent here / customs cleared, etc. Perhaps we can discuss that in private.

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Old 15th October 2009, 07:55   #938
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Karl's made a very valid point!! the Baboni would be a real exotic mate!
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Old 15th October 2009, 13:47   #939
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great choice man. its a refreshing change to see someone in this country who personifies the phrase "money well spent". kudos

in lighter vein, you gunning for the title of the indian jay leno ??
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Ha ha, no man, Jay Leno is a legend in himself. I wish to make a niche for my self. In the mean time , the car scene is wide open for now. LP640 may be sold to make room for 2 cars or may be not. Currently the cars under consideration are :

1 - AM V12 Vantage
2 - Ferrari 599
3 - LP 550 - 2 Valentino Balboni

Either way, I'll keep every one posted as and when a decision is made. Should be within this week.
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Ha ha, no man, Jay Leno is a legend in himself. I wish to make a niche for my self. In the mean time , the car scene is wide open for now. LP640 may be sold to make room for 2 cars or may be not. Currently the cars under consideration are :

1 - AM V12 Vantage
2 - Ferrari 599
3 - LP 550 - 2 Valentino Balboni

Either way, I'll keep every one posted as and when a decision is made. Should be within this week.
Yeah, I'm waiting to see a Ferrari in your garage man, it would increase the raunak of your already splendid garage! Why not gift yourself one this Diwali!
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Old 15th October 2009, 16:02   #942
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Sadly, I don't see the purpose of a Lambo ValBo in India...yet. It's far too much a car one has to throw around corners on a reasonably regular basis, and India just isn't ready for the same. Not that one would throw one around bends on public streets abroad for that matter, but then the possibility of track days exist. But then again, I do remember you having access to an air strip ecks...
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Old 15th October 2009, 19:35   #944
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You selling the Lambo Murcie?? :( NOoooo!!!
Cnt wait to heaar your decision.. All three cars are an institution unto themselves. Do keep us posted.
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Old 15th October 2009, 20:13   #945
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Yeah Ecks, maybe a Nurburgring look alike in Chandigarh. Will definitely give an opportunity for the supercar owners to unleash the beasts with no road non-sense around.
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