Used Car of the Day: 2004 Lamborghini Rolling Chassis
How does one get a Lamborghini cheap? By buying one that doesn't currently have an engine.
This 2004 Gallardo rolling chassis could be a good home for, say, an LS swap. Or whatever else you want to do. The car was once used for SCCA autocross competitions but the engine exploded. Whoops.
So if wanted to swap in another engine -- or can get your hands on a Gallardo engine, since the car's original ECUs are included, though they're set for an automatic trans and this car is a manual. Litespeed wheels and Hoosier tires are included.
"Cheap" as used here, is relative -- this is still a $28,000 chassis. But if you're well off and a weekend warrior, this might be worth checking out.
Give it a look here.
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Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.
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