Lamborghini super car gets engines revving after $1 reserve on Trade Me
It's not often you see a half a million dollar super car listed for sale at auction with a reserve price of just $1.
But an expensive car dream can come true for one lucky soon-to-be owner of a written-off $500,000 Lamborghini.
That's right, written off. As in, damaged goods well beyond repairs insurers are keen for.
But the offer is still there and since its listing on Trade Me on Friday, interest has boomed for the 2015 Lamborghini Huracan Lp610-4 sports car.
With a 5.0 L, 449 KW V10 under the hood, the luxury car has a top speed 330kmh.
It is unclear what the nature of the accident was that damaged the Huracan.
It is being sold by Star Auctions on behalf of an insurance company.
Photos listed show the extent of damage the car has suffered. The front of the car is squashed in, side panels near the two front wheels have been torn and there is damage to the back end.
The listing also notes that the car has chassis damage.
On a video shared in the listing, the engine starts and runs and photos show the engine, which is located at the rear of the vehicle, is unharmed.
As of Saturday, the bidding had risen above $50,000.
On the listing, one Trade Me member joked, "Do u think this will buff out?"
"... it will probably take more than a little buffing to fix the scratches..." replied the lister.
Another asked if it had just "one lady owner". "But it wasn't crashed on a Sunday," the lister shot back.
Trade Me spokesman Logan Mudge hoped the buyer would get the best price for their car.
"A full disclosure is what we wanted to see," he said.
"As far as I've seen, the seller has been open and honest about what's happened (to the car)".
Mudge said he would keep an eye on the listing as interest was still high.
Star Auctions' location was listed in south Auckland and the auction is expected to close on Wednesday, March 30.