This insanely clean 1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV showed up to the New Hope Auto Show on the back of a flatbed truck. Turned out the car was for sale, and had just had some extensive re-conditioning work done. In all likelihood, it may well be the cleanest Diablo on the market anywhere in the world right now.
Having said that, the guy selling it proclaimed to everyone “I’m going to sell this car today for $450,000”, and which point I started laughing. I asked him where he got that number from, and he told me that a Diablo GT had recently sold for $475,o00. The problem for him is this: Lamborghini only built 80 Diablo GTs in total, whereas there are a few hundred Diablo SVs out there. The seller kept saying “this is 1 of just 20 1999 SVs, and 1 of 3 1999 SVs that are red”… he was trying desperately hard to make the car sound more special that it was. I found that annoying considering the car is already so special in its own right without any bullshitting.
I told him I thought it was worth $300,000-350,000 at most, with a Diablo GT going for $475,000. Needless to say, I’m writing this post 4 months later, and this car is still listed for sale with a price of “No Price Available”, so clearly the market agrees with me. But hey, a car is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it, and if he can find some sucker to spend that $450,000 on this car, then more power to him. I just don’t see that value for any informed buyer at this point.
Whatever the value of this Diablo is, though, it is still a magnificent machine, and the ~$100,000 that the seller spent on the restoration (likely the reason for the absurd price tag) has made it one of the most mint examples of a Diablo around.
It is a great car to buy, just at a much more reasonable price than the guy was asking that day. So if you’re interested, maybe let it sit there for a few more months and then go offer him $49,999 and a mule.
If you’re interested in possibly purchasing this car you can check it out here.
Enjoy the photos!