Smashed Lambo bids reach $90,000
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Bids for a smashed-up Lamborghini listed on Trade Me with a $1 reserve price have now surpassed $90,000 - with five days still to go.
The written-off Lamborghini Huracan was reportedly involved in a single-car accident off-road, and is being sold by Star Auctions on behalf of an insurance company.
Although the 5.2 litre, V10 luxury sports car has a damaged chassis, and photos show most parts of the car have been damaged by the crash, bids on the listing reached $90,100 just before 9am today. And 135,709 people had viewed the auction.
A new Huracan starts at about $400,000.
The seller has been answering questions from jokers since posting the auction. On Trade Me user asked: "Do u think this will buff out?" The seller answered: "Hi there, it will probably take more than a little buffing to fix the scratches ... Cheers."
A video posted on the auction site shows the engine starts and runs. There is fewer than 1000km on the odometer.
A working version of the car hits 100km/h in 3.2 seconds and has a top speed of more than 325km/hr.
Auckland mechanic Mikhil Singh estimated it would take $100,000 and six months of work to repair the car. But he said repairs to the chassis were complicated and may not pass the stringent certification test.
The Huracan, Spanish for Hurricane, debuted in 2014 and replaces the Lamborghini's most popular car, the Gallardo.
The auction closes on Wednesday.