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Tavarish did it! His Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder project car is finished

Jeff Glucker November 29, 2018 All Things Hoon 10 Comments

Over nine months ago, per Freddy’s intro, his Lamborghini saga began. Freddy Hernandez, AKA Tavarish, bought the cheapest Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder in the country. It had fire damage, a busted twin-turbo setup applied to the V10 engine, a wonky transmission, and many other issues. Documenting every step along the way, Tavarish put this car back together and he’s finally finished it.

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The car needed serious paint work, body work, new plumbing, electrical work, major engine work, and much more. Click play on the video above to see how far this car has come.

  • Rover 1

    Well that sure puts my project cars into perspective.
    And my work progress.

  • wunno sev

    I hadn’t been watching his stuff long when he picked this thing up. it was shortly after he got a totally garbage SW20 that was way beyond being worth fixing, and right when people started noticing that Tavarish would never finish a project car. definitely was a bit of a naysayer on this myself, but this car turned out fantastic. there were times when it looked pretty bleak but at some point it became clear that he was in it to win it on this car. big ups to Tavarish. he’s always super optimistic in his videos but there had to have been times through this project when he seriously doubted himself. getting through it is such a great milestone. can’t wait to see it plated and back on the street.

  • neight428

    I was amused by how he seemed almost apologetic that it had taken him a whole year to do all of that. I’ve taken longer to change out spark plugs.

    • Gnomical

      Ferrari?

      • neight428

        Ha, no. I bought plugs for my Trans Am, started on the drivers side, and then when I got around to the passenger side, I decided to replace the a/c with an under dash unit rather than work around the Stone Age compressor and evaporator box.

        I have problems with scope creep.

  • no

    the top still does not work, no backup camera, we assume it still smokes like mad because of turbo seals, it hasn’t passed its salvage inspection, and he unlatches the bonnet with a string… yeah that seems finished?

    • There are probably more things wrong with many “never-been-a-project” Lambos out there. There are always future improvements and maintenance to do on any car. If it’s at the point where he can license it and drive it then, yeah, I’d say it is.

    • Jeff Glucker

      By our standards? Yeah that’s pretty much ready to rock

  • Harry Callahan

    Did I miss a financial accounting for this project?

    If it is anything like my projects, I paid too much for the car upfront, spent too much on parts, skimped where I shouldn’t have skimped, and have about 50% in the project than the car is worth.

    This, of a course, is all fine…just important to understand that making a REAL profit–after taxes….can be VERY elusive. Best only to take on projects for the love of the project, NOT financial gain that is likely to never come.

    • Gnomical

      Unless this is your primary business… I know several guys that did okay, but the work was limited to body and fender repairs.