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Concours-condition Lamborghini Diablo SV to go under the hammer

Concours-condition Lamborghini...
This Diablo SV is up for sale
This Diablo SV is up for sale
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This Diablo SV has covered less than 7,000 miles 
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This Diablo SV has covered less than 7,000 miles 
Subtlety is not a trait favored by Lamborghini owners 
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Subtlety is not a trait favored by Lamborghini owners 
You won't find another UK Lamborghini finished in this color
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You won't find another UK Lamborghini finished in this color
This Diablo SV is up for sale
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This Diablo SV is up for sale

Almost nothing else on the road draws attention like a classic Lamborghini. Kitted out with the full gamut of wings and scoops, cars like the Diablo SV have a magnetic quality about them, a quality that Super Veloce Racing is hoping will draw buyers to this concours-condition example.

Modern Lamborghinis might have been to Audi's school of all-wheel drive traction, but the Diablo SV is rear-drive only. It's got a manual gearbox, and driving modes weren't really a thing in 1998, so the only form of traction control on offer came from your right foot. Driving a Diablo fast wasn't for the faint of heart.

This SV, though, has barely been driven at all. The car has covered just 6,941 miles (11,170 km) since it was built, which means the 492 hp (367 kW) 5.7-liter V12 is barely run in.

You won't find another UK Lamborghini finished in this color
You won't find another UK Lamborghini finished in this color

Perhaps the two previous owners were too busy staring at the pearlescent blue exterior, an effect created by painting a fine coat of metallic blue over the standard yellow finish. The original owner liked the color so much they actually bought the ownership rights, which means there are no other Lamborghinis in the UK with the same finish.

Subtlety is not a trait favored by Lamborghini owners 
Subtlety is not a trait favored by Lamborghini owners 

The blue theme continues inside, where the original owner chose a blue-and-white finish complete with SV embroidery in the headrests. Super Veloce Racing says the car will come with a detailed service history, both keys and a Lamborghini umbrella. As you'd imagine, price is only available on application.

Source: Super Veloce Racing

3 comments
habakak
I forgot how much power these monsters made. That is a lot of power even by todays crazy standards. Yes, not for a V12, but few cars on the road make 500 hp. BUT. It has not aged well and the interior is atrocious. I do not like old cars because they were badly made and used terrible materials. Their handling and control was also nothing you'd want to expose yourself to for more than a few minutes. Cars today are just so much better.
keith14
WOW what a beautiful Lambo. It should fetch a couple of million if not more!!!
Michael Wilson
Beautiful lambo made when supercars were really special. I'll say this though. This is definitely a supercar made for driving enthusiasts, as a lack of traction control with that much power, in a mid engine chassis is a recipe for trouble to the uninitiated. Its a pretty paint job and the Diablo has always been a favorite of mine, but cars are meant to be driven. Owning such a beautiful piece of automotive history, then only driving it a few miles is a travesty!