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The Motor Show sell off


About 20 car enthusiasts have already done just that.

Luxury cars worth more than $6 million have been sold in the first week of this year's Australian International Motor Show.

The most expensive model sold so far is a Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder for $596,000, which included $100,000 worth of options.

The “crazy green” supercar was bought on the first day of the show by a doctor with a passion for cars. He was already a Lamborghini customer.

Lamborghini was negotiating the sale of another model yesterday: a Gallardo Supperleggera, with a $497,000 price tag.

Another car lover fancied the prancing horse, paying $550,000 for the red Ferrari F430 Spyder.

The new owner, a Sydney businessman, won't have to wait; and will get his new car delivered at the completion of the show.

Over at the Bentley stand four new owners have made the most of their trip to the Motor Show, with two Continental GTCs and two GT Speeds sold during the week.

Bentley Sydney general manager Bevin Clayton said all four new owners were professional businessmen and there had been a further “22 expressions of firm interest.”

Maserati's brand new GranTurismo model is also proving to be a hit at the show, with seven models ordered.

Australia has been allocated 40 GranTurismos for this year, each car valued at $292,800. But there will be a wait, with 130 orders taken from Australia and New Zealand before the Motor Show began.

And partly Australian-owned company Bufori is celebrating its return to the Aussie market with a number of new owners deciding the Malaysian-built car was just for them.

Bufori spokesman Cameron Pollard didn't want to reveal the exact number sold, but said they were very happy with sales. He said they had sold more than one model.

Only 20 Buforis will be available in Australia this year.

But the first sale of the Motor Show took place before the doors even opened. Mercedes-Benz sold one of only two CL65's bound for Australia this year, for $474,000 on the night before opening.