2004 Lamborghini Gallardo 6 speed manual



The Lamborghini Gallardo was launched in 2003. With its striking appearance, powerful 5.0 V10 engine and four-wheel drive capability, it was an immediate success. As the first car produced by Lamborghini after its acquisition by Audi, the Gallardo successfully combined German construction expertise with Lamborghini's unique styling and engineering. Over 14,000 Gallardos were produced from 2003 to 2014, making it Lamborghini's most successful car to date.

This particular example was delivered to its first owner by Lamborghini London in September 2004. It has been exclusively maintained by Lamborghini main dealers and has covered just 25,804 miles from new. The car, in Lamborghini’s signature colour “Giallo Midas”, features a black leather interior with subtle yellow stitching and is in immaculate condition both inside and out. 

Featuring a 5.0 litre V10 "even firing" engine, many believe this model offers a far superior engine and exhaust note, compared to the 2008 and later models, with their 5.2 litre V10 "odd firing" engines.

This car is particularly desirable as it is a coupe, which are rarer than the cabriolet version and it is one of the very few Gallardos fitted with a 6-speed open gate manual gearbox. It is estimated that only 3% of the entire worldwide production run were manual cars, making this RHD example an even rarer find.

The manual gearbox allows the driver to experience modern supercar performance, road holding and handling, while also enjoying the pure analogue driving sensations and control, that come with a 3-pedal car.

In a world where many supercars now only offer semi-automatic driving systems, being able to savour the pure driving joy, a Gallardo with a manual box can provide, is an increasingly rare and very special opportunity.

As a low mileage, manual coupe in arguably the best colour and with a full Lamborghini service history, this car represents an excellent opportunity to own one of the most sought-after Gallardos currently available. Additionally, it offers great value when compared to a manual Ferrari 430 of similar condition and mileage.

Recorded Mileage:
Fuel type:
Petrol (unleaded)
Engine capacity:
4961cc - V10
Exterior colour:
Giallo Midas
Engine output:
493 Bhp @7800 rpm 376 Ft/lbs @4500 rpm
Interior colour/trim:
6 speed Open Gate Manual
Date of registration:
MOT expiry:
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Italdesign-Giugiaro played a key role in the initial styling of the first Gallardo, the 2003 model.The original sketches were drawn by Fabrizio Giugiaro, but the car underwent are styling process by Luc Donckerwolke, the Lamborghini designer who also styled the Murciélago.

This particular Gallardo Coupe is finished in Giallo Midas, Lamborghini's signature colour and widely regarded as the best colour for this model. Giallo Midas strikes the perfect balance between elegance and sportiness. Its vibrant yellow hue exudes energy and dynamism, while the pearlescent finish adds a touch of sophistication and class.

The paintwork of the car is in impeccable condition, free from any notable marks or blemishes, which is quite impressive considering its now nearly 20 years old. This suggests that the car has been exceptionally well cared for, properly stored away from the elements, mostly driven in good weather conditions and not used for track days.

During the pre-sales preparation, the car underwent a meticulous detailing process, culminating in the application of two layers of Swissvax's remarkable Crystal Rock car wax. This cutting-edge car wax contains an impressive 76% Brazilian ivory carnauba wax by volume, forming a sleek and lustrous shield on the car's paintwork. Not only does it provide a durable and water-resistant barrier, but it also boasts a longevity of up to 12 months.


The Gallardo’s cabin was designed with driver focus at its heart. The driver faces an elegant sloping dash with an instrument binnacle that houses four analogue gauges, split by a digital readout for supplementary information. Large dials for road and engine speed sit in front of the driver, with smaller instruments for water temperature and fuel on either side. Centrally mounted on top of the dash, an additional binnacle houses three ancillary gauges, covering oil pressure, oil temperature, and voltage.

This car’s cabin is finished in “Nero Perseus” with subtle yellow stitching to the seats and the dash and an Alcantara headlining. The cabin is a special place to be and everything you’d expect from a Lamborghini, but with the functionality and quality of fit and finish you’d expect from a top of the range Audi.

The car is fitted with dual-zone climate control. In addition, it is equipped with a comprehensive multimedia system, incorporating sat nav, radio/cd/tv and additional plug-in cabling in the glove box for a smartphone.  All dials, switches, lights, multimedia and climate control systems operate as they should.

A beautiful chrome gear lever sits within a gated box and is a welcoming sight for any driving enthusiast, adding to the car’s already brilliant driving experience.

The electrically operated and heated seats are in excellent condition, showing little to no wear and no sag in the leather.

The car comes with its original toolkit, Lamborghini trickle charger, unused white leather gloves and tyre weld kit, that was supplied instead of a space saver tyre.

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The 5.0 litre V10 40v engine was developed by Lamborghini and became the first engine created by Automobil Lamborghini S.p.A after its acquisition by Audi AG. It was used in all Gallardos produced between 2003 and 2008, until it was replaced by the 5.2 litre V10 40v for the later "LP" series Gallardos. 

This engine has advanced features such as dry-sump lubrication, variable geometry intake manifolds and continuously variable valve timing on both the intake and exhaust sides. It also has two electronic throttle bodies and a five into one exhaust manifold for each cylinder bank.

For many, the “even firing” 5.0 V10 produces a far superior engine/exhaust note, compared to the “odd firing” 5.2 V10 used in the LP variants of the Gallardo. However, should you wish to take this already incredible sounding V10 to the next level, the car comes with a set of Tubi Style cat bypass pipes (currently not fitted).

According to the car's history, the cat bypass pipes were fitted in August 2010 at 7820 miles and removed in June 2018 at 23,837 miles. As such, the original cats have less than 10,000 miles on them.

With a claimed 0 to 60 mph in 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 192 mph, the car has true supercar performance. While producing close to 500 bhp, a key factor contributing to its impressive performance is its torque. With 376 lb-ft of torque, 80 percent of which is available at just 1500 rpm, the Gallardo delivers a relentless surge of power from the moment you hit the accelerator, all the way to its 8000-rpm redline.

The car has full Lamborghini main dealer service history, with its most recent service dated 23/11/2023.


Managing all this performance through its 6 speed open gated manual gearbox is an absolute joy. Hearing the “click clack” as each new gear is selected and being able to savour modern day performance with the pure “3 pedal” analogue driving experience of older supercars, is sadly becoming an increasing rarity these days. Indeed, the Gallardo was in fact the last Lamborghini to be offered with a traditional manual gearbox.  In addition, manual Gallardos are also very hard to find, with just an estimated 3% of the 14,000 or so cars (built over its 2003 to 2014 worldwide production run), being in manual form.

To ensure optimal power delivery, the Gallardo utilises a permanent four-wheel drive transmission, which is based on Lamborghini’s well proven Viscous Traction system. This system automatically distributes around 30% of the traction force to the front wheels and 70% to the rear wheels. However, it can also adjust the distribution to allow up to 80% to the rear wheels, or achieve a balanced 50/50 split between the front and rear wheels, depending on weight distribution on the rear axle.


The Lamborghini Gallardo stays true to the brand's engineering legacy, by incorporating a double wishbone front and rear suspension system, a favoured choice for high-performance sports cars. Moreover, the Gallardo features innovative "anti-dive" and "anti-squat" technology, ensuring optimal car behaviour during acceleration and braking. To achieve the perfect balance between handling, high-speed stability, and comfort, the Gallardo is equipped with Koni "self-adjusting" FSD dampers. Additionally, the full stability control system (ESP) is designed to assist drivers in demanding conditions without compromising the thrill of a true sports driving experience.


The car sits on Lamborghini’s "Cassioppea" alloy wheels in gloss black, measuring 8.5 x 19in on the front and 11 x 19in on the rear. They all present in excellent order and wonderfully offset the Giallo Midas paintwork.

The choice of 19'' wheels allows for the installation of large diameter ventilated brake disks (front 365mm, rear 335mm) with Brembo 8-piston callipers in the front and 4-piston callipers in the rear. Painted yellow with black "Lamborghini" script, they also beautifully complement the gloss black wheels.

The braking system, includes a state-of-the-art ABS/ESP system. This provides both excellent brake efficiency (deceleration over 1.1 g in the dry) and fade resistance, even after extreme use.

Invoices in the documented history show that the front discs and pads were changed at 23,837 miles and rear pads and discs changed at 25,413 miles.

All wheels are fitted with Pirelli P Zero tyres (as specified by Lamborghini), in the correct sizes of 235/35 ZR 19 front and 295/30 ZR 19 rear. These tyres offer phenomenal grip and all have significant tread left.

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With a total mileage of just over 25,800 miles from new, this car has been meticulously maintained throughout its life. It proudly boasts an exclusive Lamborghini main dealer service history, documented with an impressive collection of 14 stamps across 2 service books. The most recent service was carried out by Lamborghini Birmingham on 23/11/2023, at 25,801 miles.

In addition to the current V5C document and a clear HPI check dated 30/11/2023, the car comes with a substantial history file. This file is meticulously organised in a chronological filing system, making it easy to navigate. It includes all invoices for both service and non-service works performed by Lamborghini on the car from new. Additionally, the file contains documentation of sundry items, such as tyre replacements.

The history file also provides evidence that the car underwent a Lamborghini recall in 2012 for the high-pressure steering pump. Furthermore, it contains a complete collection of every MOT certificate the car has been issued with, as well as a selection of tax discs.

To top it off, the car comes with a Lamborghini owners wallet, which includes the service books, owner's handbook, multimedia operating instructions booklet, two sets of keys and a high quality indoor car cover specifically made for the Gallardo model.

Maintenance as per the service booklets:

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