February 16th, 2007
Rare Lamborghini Fetches $500,000+ at Auction
Versace Teams Up With Lamborghini to Create a Custom Super Car, the Murcielago LP640, for Elton John's Charity Auction, Hosted by Sharon Stone
The one-of-a-kind Versace Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster took center stage among a star-studded charity auction event in Beverly Hills. Celebrity actress Sharon Stone, using her feminine mystique, heated up the bidding process on the super car to surpass half a million dollars and charmed the winning bidder, Vik Keuylian of Lamborghini Orange County, on stage in front of 600 VIP guests. Keuylian walked away with Stone's lipstick imprint on his face -- a token of her appreciation for his generous donation. Proceeds from the auction benefited Elton John's AIDS Foundation.
"It is remarkable that the finest Italian clothing icon, Versace; the sexiest actress, Sharon; and the champion of Italian super sports cars, Lamborghini; could collaborate together to generate a financial windfall for Elton John's medical research. We are glad we won the bid," Sossi Keuylian of Lamborghini Orange County (www.lamborghinioc.com) affirmed.
Stone was attired in a sensuous black Versace evening dress with chain detail augmenting her plunging neckline. Stone's dramatic dress matched the sexy scintillating Murcielago LP640 Roadster.
"The Versace Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Roadster is representative of the ultra-distinct, fast and sexy Italian super car. It is unique because it is the one-and-only Lamborghini made to the custom tailored impeccable specifications of high-fashion designer, Versace," Vik Keuylian went on to explain how the interior enhancements added great value to the Versace Murcielago LP640 Roadster.
In addition to celebrity hosts Donatella Versace, Elton John, and Sharon Stone, others who actively supported the cause were Guns N' Roses, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Eva Longoria, Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Mischa Barton, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Cindy Crawford, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Drew Barrymore, Brooke Shields and Christina Ricci.
"It's incredible that all the celebrities compassionately came together to promote such a worthy cause. We are eager to do more celebrity charity events in the future," said Nora Keuylian, owner of Lamborghini Orange County. "Although this particular Lamborghini LP640 may be a collector's item, other Lamborghini models, the Gallardo and Murcielago are available for immediate delivery at our showroom in Orange County."
Established in 1994, Lamborghini Orange County has remained the #1 Lamborghini dealership in the world. Contact dealership at (714) 546-4000.