Everybody gets animated when they hear that a second-hand Lamborghini or a Ferrari will be auctioned. But what makes people even more excited is when the car is a limited edition, or better yet, a one-off production ready concept car. In this case, a 2006 Lamborghini Concept S. A lot of you might think that you have seen this car somewhere, and that is because it is a roofless Gallardo. No, it is not a Spyder if that is what you are thinking, because Spyders have a retractable roof and a windshield.
We first witnessed the 2006 Lamborghini Concept S back in 2005 as a design study. This was done to pay homage to the vintage single-seat, open cockpit race cars during the time Lamborghini was better known for its tractors. But unlike others that had individual cockpits for the driver and the passenger, the Concept S added an extra air inlet for the V10 engine. Both the front and the rear had aerodynamic tweaks that would give the car better downforce.
Initially, it did not matter since the concept did not have an engine, but then Lamborghini built an actual example with an engine. One hundred examples of the Concept S were supposed to be build, and these were supposed to be offered to loyal Lamborghini customers. However, when production finally began, they realized that the cost and time were much more than they have expected, so after the first car was completed, production had been cancelled, making this 2006 model the one and only example.
This car remained so special to the company that it has attended so many shows around the world, after being sold to a private collector. Also, this Concept S only has 112 miles (180 kilometers) on its odometer so it has barely been used. This concept-production vehicle comes equipped with Gallardo mechanicals and is road-worthy - but take note that it has got no windshield. Due to the fact that it is so rare, the next person who will own this car will probably not drive it either, and just display it in his garage. Knowing that, you will never get your hands on one of these in case something goes wrong with it, better treat it like a treasure.
Now the biggest question is, how much would one be willing to pay for such a treasure - a piece of Lamborghini’s history? In 2015, this car was already put up for auction, and the auction house gave it an estimate of $2.4 to $3 million. However, this was not met so no one took the car home. Now, we just have to wait and see who will bring this home at next month’s RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction.