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1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV

Lot No.: 231

Registration: R755 NBL
Chassis Number: ZA9DE22ADVLA12813
Engine Number: 12813
Number of cylinders: 12
CC: 6000cc
Year of Manufacture: 1997
Sold for (£): Unsold

In January 1990, Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. introduced their latest mid-engined, high performance sports car, and in keeping with their tradition of naming their cars after legendary fighting bulls, chose a ferocious example raised by the Duke of Veragua in the 19th century known as "Diablo".

Prior to its introduction, the sharp and dramatic lines of the Marcello Gandini design were somewhat softened by the pen of Tom Gale and his presentation of the car opened to rave reviews. The two door, rear wheel drive, mid-engined coupé was powered by a 5.7 litre, V12 and about 490 horses found their way to the tarmac through a 5-speed manual transmission, resulting in a 0-60 time of 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 202 mph. The SV (super veloce) was introduced at the Geneva Auto Show in 1995 and among the more significant changes was an increase in power to 517bhp and better brake cooling.

This stunning, right-hand drive, Diablo SV is certainly one for the serious Lamborghini collector. UK-delivered SVs were produced in very small numbers and there are only 13 currently licensed or on SORN on the road today. Presented in the very rare and unusually subtle colour of Metallic Green with black leather and Alcantara interior, this Diablo has stunning road-presence and features a monumental sports exhaust system, which is not for the faint hearted.

Factory specifications include:
Electric windows, sports seats, power steering, electric door mirrors, central locking, CD Player, Alcantara with black leather and green piping, climate control, adjustable steering wheel, 5-speed manual gear box, metallic paint, 18` rear wheels, 17`front wheels and aforementioned sports exhaust system.

Unlike many Diablos, the service history is extensive, with all of the books and tools present. The servicing records are as follows:

15/12/97 - Lamborghini UK (Reading)
18/05/98 - Lamborghini UK (Reading)
16/10/00 - Lamborghini London
24/08/02 - Lamborghini London
04/12/03 - Top Gear Specialist Cars
18/09/05 - Top Gear Specialist Cars
17/06/06 - Trident Specialist Cars
05/06/08 - Carrera Sport Specialist Cars
02/10/13 - Lamborghini Pangbourne.
23/07/15 - Colin Clark Engineering

The last service included a complete clutch and flywheel assembly. Prior to the auction, the car will be freshly serviced by marque specialists. We welcome and encourage pre-sale inspections on this legendary and increasingly sought after 'supercar'.