Billed as one of the “last unmolested examples in the world”, this unique Lamborghini Diablo SV is up for sale in the United Kingdom.
Super Veloce Racing says the vehicle it is selling is one of the last examples built, a 1998 “Ice Blue” one-off.
Originally painted yellow, the factory finished this SV with a fine coat of light blue metallic to lend it a pearlescent effect. This was done for this example only, which started its life on the Lamborghini stand at the 1999 British Motor Show.
Purchased from the show, the original owner also bought the ownership rights to the colour, thus securing this example’s place in history as truly unique. Complementing the already generous specification are a select few upgrades, opted for and fitted during production at the factory.
This includes SE side-skirts, a carbon-fibre gear-lever, a performance grade stainless steel exhaust system and a two-tone Alcantara interior. The interior was a special order item and included grey, light and dark blue shades of the material covering almost every aspect of the car’s cabin, with the SV logo embroidered into the seats, complete with blue contrast stitching.
The two previous owners kept the car in “exceptional condition” and it is presented with just 6 941 miles (around 11 170 km) from new. Along with the sale comes a detailed history file, full Lamborghini service history, both keys and every original accessory in place, including the rare Lamborghini umbrella.
The first Lamborghini road car capable of a top speed of more than 320 km/h, the Diablo was launched in 1990. It followed the brand’s traditional layout of a rear-mid mounted engine, a 5,7-litre V12, and rear wheel drive. With a production run of 11 years, the model went through a number of iterations, with updates to the engine, chassis and styling during its lifetime.
The SV model was introduced in 1995 and was only the second model in Lamborghini’s history to wear the “Super Veloce” title after the legendary Miura.
So, how much are we talking about here? Well, the company says “applications are now being accepted”, adding that “viewing is strictly by appointment”. And that means, if you have to ask, you likely can’t afford it…