Lot 326 - 1995 Lamborghini Diablo VT
|Odometer reading||11,064 miles|
|Estimate||£130,000 - £150,000|
The Diablo was presented to the public for sale on January 21st 1990. Its power came from a 5.7 litre, 48-valve version of the existing Lamborghini V12 featuring dual overhead cams and computer-controlled, multi-point fuel injection, producing a maximum output of 492hp and 428 lb/ft of torque. It could reach 62mph in about 4.5 seconds with a top speed of 202mph. The Diablo was rear-wheel drive and the engine was mid-mounted to aid its weight balance. The Diablo came better equipped than the Countach and had standard features including fully adjustable seats and steering wheel, electric windows, an Alpine stereo system and power steering from 1993 onwards. Anti-lock brakes were not initially available although they would eventually be used. A few options were available including a custom-moulded driver's seat, remote CD changer and subwoofer, rear spoiler, factory fitted luggage set and an exclusive Breguet clock for the dash. Carrying on Lamborghini's tradition of naming its cars after breeds of fighting bull, the Diablo was named after a ferocious bull raised by the Duke of Veragua in the 19th century, famous for fighting an epic battle with 'El Chicorro' in Madrid on July 11, 1869.
This rare righthand drive 1995 Lamborghini Diablo VT was registered by Lamborghini GB, Reading, on 7th April 1995 and has led a pampered life with servicing carried out by both main agent and marque specialists Carrera Sport with only 11,064 miles registered. Finished in turquoise, a colour believed to be unique to match the dress of the original owner's girlfriend, very much a "love it or loathe it" colour and should be celebrated as such. We are informed panel fit and finish is exceptional with the large scissor doors lifting cleanly and smoothly. The cabin reveals an opulent appointment of alcantara and leather; a fitting combination that matches the wild exterior. The vendor informs us the alcantara headlining remains taut and cascades down to the top of the dashboard, giving way to cream leather which has worn extremely well without tell tale signs of re-connolising. The seat integrity and support is excellent, with a user-friendly driving position, an Alpine Cassette with CD Changer, air conditioning and electric windows all to hand. The car is supplied with a tool kit and full book pack featuring the driver's handbook, supplementary instruction book and European sales and service locations. The original service book is fully stamped up, with the last visit to Mike Pullen at Carrera Sport in April of 2014 at 10,402 miles, some 662 miles ago. It also comes with an MoT test certificate valid until June 2017. This is a fantastic example of the highly prized and collectible motor car whose values are sure to please investors and enthusiasts alike.
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