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Olivier Backx (12) bij zijn Lamborghini (foto: Ista van Galen).

Cartoon Oliver Lamborghini sale; Goes to Robert Dornbus

12-year-old Olivier Back had an eventful week after showing his cardboard Lamborghini to the outside world on Thursday. His impressive creation did not go unnoticed. For example, former racing driver Robert Dornboss saw him on Instagram and immediately showed interest. The car was sold to him within two days.

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“Hi Olivier, you did a great job! Are you going to Rotterdam sometime? Then you get a ride and you can drive a real Lamborghini,” Dornboss wrote to Olivier. Robert Dornbus’ name did not immediately say anything to Olivier, but when he saw who he was, the bell began to ring.

On Friday evening, he was on the phone with the former Formula 1 driver to finalize the sale. The young builder and Lamborghini enthusiast spent more than two hundred hours making the cardboard car.

Olivier was inspired last year when he saw a video of someone making a car out of cardboard.

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He set out to work with a large cardboard mount, a scale model, and detailed copies of the car. He put it up for sale and received 35 responses from interested people.

“He just wanted to sell the car to someone he loved, he wasn’t expecting much interest.”

Olivier: “Robert Dornboss bought it for the showroom at his auto shop in Rotterdam. I still owe it to tour and drive a Lamborghini. I’d rather not say how much he wants to pay.” He says he can buy a lot of ice cream with her, but there is no real car in her.

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And the sale is not yet complete, his mother Marilyn agrees. Olivier may also get tickets for Lamborghini race day. “So he has to see the total price it has to be.”

Olivier's Lamborghini (Photo: Olivier Backx).
Olivier’s Lamborghini (Photo: Olivier Backx).

His mother says the young mason has been impressed by all the attention he has had in recent days. “He just wanted to sell the car to someone he loved, he wasn’t expecting much interest.”

Soon the Doornbos will pick up the cardboard Lamborghini with a truck. “The kind of truck they get is also real Lamborghini,” says Olivier proudly. Until then, he won’t sit still. He already has plans for a new model.

He doesn’t know exactly what it will be next, but it will be a model fast. “Now I’m busy with all the attention for Lamborghini, but later I’ll have time to rebuild again after school.”

Driver Robert Dornbos will soon have the cardboard car (Photo: Frans van Ziegst/ANP).
Driver Robert Dornbos will soon have the cardboard car (Photo: Frans van Ziegst/ANP).