Evaluation: Bought new by F1 driver and two-time Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya. Represented with 4,936 miles. Aside from some dirt and dust here and there this looks like the barely driven supercar that it is.
Bottom line: Built on the same platform as the Lamborghini Gallardo, the R8 initially came with a 4.2-liter V8 and either a single-clutch automated manual or a true 6-speed stick with a lovely aluminum open-gate shifter. Car and Driver gushed at the “ballet-dancer balance and grace” as well as the “telepatchic steering.” Stick shift exotics are in high demand and R8 prices have been on the rise for a while, but for one to show up in Monterey, especially one with low miles from the first (US) model year, is a big hint at collectability. The result here is just a hair over its original purchase price of $122,045, and it will probably never get cheaper from here on out.