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Park City man saves for 11 years to buy, customize Lamborghini

Park City man saves for 11 years to buy, customize Lamborghini

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Editor's note: This is part of a series at featuring some of Utah's coolest cars. If you own a customized vehicle — from sports cars to semi trucks — email with a photo of the vehicle and a brief description for consideration.PARK CITY — James Condon dreamed of owning a super car since he was a young boy, and little more than a year ago, he was finally able to see his dream come true.

“I made it a goal when I was 15 years old to own a Lamborghini someday,” Condon said.

After 11 years of saving every spare cent he had, he purchased his current 2006 Lamborghini Gallardo from the original owner with just 9,500 miles.

Condon makes his living from his YouTube channel, and the main focus of his channel is searching the globe for the rarest and most exotic cars. He spends days and even weeks in places around Europe and even Dubai finding cars and stories for his channel.

The real success of his YouTube channel didn’t happen until he was finally able to purchase his 2006 Gallardo, and once he purchased the car, changed the looks, and started making videos, it grabbed people’s attention.

His car sports a 5-liter V10 engine that produces 520 horsepower that is mated to a six-speed manual gear box, which is hard to find since factory Lamborghinis do not come with a true stick-shift transmission anymore.

The car was originally orange, but Condon had the car’s exterior changed with a custom satin chrome purple camo-vinyl wrap from Summit Auto Lab in Park City, as well as a custom fabricated ski box from Lyfe Motorsport in Murray.

Condon is proud of the fact that he drives his car every day. It is all-wheel drive and fitted with Pirelli Sottozero snow tires on all four corners so he can continue to drive it all winter long, which is very rare in a Lamborghini.

When Condon first bought the car, his channel had a mere 28,000 subscribers. Now his channel has over 200,000 and the miles on his dream car have gone up from 9,500 to over 32,000.

“I’m not a wealthy man,” Condon said, “but I love cars. I think only someone who loves cars like I do can relate to the sacrifices I’ve made for a car.”

More information about Condon and his Lamborghini can be seen on his YouTube Channel, TheStradman.

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