Silverstone Auctions will sell a particularly special Lamborghini Diablo SV at the NEC Restoration Show sale
Silverstone Auctions will be selling the last ever Diablo imported into the UK, for an estimated £150,000-£170,000. It’s also thought to be the last ever SV Diablo to roll off the Sant'Agata production line, as it was completed on 21 December 1999, before the factory was closed down for the Christmas break.
The Diablo was the last pre-Volkswagen era Lamborghini, and while the Murcielago and Gallardo were the savior of the company following a troubled financial past, there’s something raw about the Diablo that can’t be matched by the more modern offerings.
Wearing the somewhat appropriate ‘V12 SVR’ number plate, this right-hand drive Lamborghini Diablo is painted in a one-off pearl red and orange, combined with a grey and black part leather and Alcantara interior. Having covered just 32,000 miles from new, is in very original condition, with original tool kit and tyre inflator. Included in the sale is a custom fleece-lined indoor car cover.
The car has a good service history, and in 2013 underwent a suspension and chassis restoration at a cost of £10,000. After this it also got full suspension geometry set-up by Grimaldi Engineering, with the most recent MoT and service in January 2016.
Speaking ahead of the sale of the car, managing director of Silverstone Auctions, Nick Whale, said: ‘It’s a delight to be able to offer this fantastic part of Lamborghini history in the year of the 100th anniversary of the birth of the company’s founder, Ferruccio Lamborghini. The Diablo is a wonderful car that truly represents everything the marque is famous for.’
The car will be heading to Silverstone’s 6 March NEC Restoration and Classic Car Show sale. Take a look at the rest of the consignments here.