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1991 Lamborghini Diablo

Lot No.: 318

Registration: H321DKH
Chassis Number: ZA9DEO7AOMLA12184
Engine Number: N16817/41
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 5700cc
Year of Manufacture: 1991
Sold for (£): 79,000

Built by Lamborghini between 1990 and 2001, the Diablo was the first product of Sant'Agata capable of a top speed of over 200mph, and when its very successful production run came to an end, it was replaced by the equally astonishing Murciélago. Power came from a dry-sump, 48-valve version of  their existing V12, which produced 492bhp and propelled the Diablo to a 202mph top speed and from 0-60mph in under 4 seconds. It was no surprise then, that the Diablo was the fastest production car in the world for the 1991 model year.

Throughout the years, Lamborghini made subtle improvements to the Diablo, however, the early examples are considered by many to offer the purest rear-wheel driving experience. To increase sales and attract new customers, Lamborghini introduced AWD versions, Targa editions, and limited edition variants. Limited edition versions offered customers unique customization, such as the 'Victoria's Secret' theme car and competition cars all the way up to 'full-race' were available including a 'GT1' which was eligible for Le Mans. The Diablo was a worthy successor to the Countach and ensured the future success of Automobili Lamborghini well into the 21st century. 

According to the official Lamborghini Technical Certificate, this Diablo was delivered new on 28th May 1991 to a Mr A. Noel by official Lamborghini dealer Vintage Automobiles of Monaco. Finished in Diablo Red with a Black and Yellow Tan leather interior the car is reading 46,285 kilometres or 28,760 miles.

There are 5 stamps in the original service booklet up to 2003, at which point it had travelled 31,663 kilometres. It was then taken off the road and stored by the previous owner and was purchased by our vendor last year. He brought the car to the UK and it is now offered with a UK registration certificate. Recently this Diablo has been serviced and recommissioned by Gara Engineering who did a full check of the brakes, steering system and tuned the engine.

The bodywork presents well and the interior is in lovely condition with minimal wear to the seats and carpets. The engine bay looks very clean and the V12 engine starts up readily, idles beautifully and sounds superb.

Offered with a most realistic price guide, this desirable early Lamborghini Diablo represents an excellent opportunity to invest in one of 'the' defining supercars of its era.