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Orange Lamborghini Aventador sells for £218,000 at Manheim Auctions
1:50pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
A SUPERCAR which was seized by police for being driven without insurance has been sold at auction for £218,000.
The orange Lamborghini Aventador, which would cost about £300,000 new, went under the hammer at Manheim Auctions in Colchester Road yesterday (Thursday).
The car was seized by police in Newham on October 1 as part of an operation by Metropolitan Police.
A spokesperson from the auction house said the car is the most expensive police seized vehicle they have ever sold.
They said: “There was an additional buzz about the auction due to the addition of the Lamborghini Aventador – a vehicle which doesn’t come to auction very often.
“Manheim’s Colchester site is always a popular venue and was even busier than usual.”
The car was originally pulled over as it had no front index plate, but checks showed that the driver was not the registered owner and his insurance did not cover him to drive the car.
Although several people came forward saying they owned the car, no one could prove it.
The money from the auction will be spent on front line policing in London.
The auction house was unable to release details of who the car was sold to.
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