1999 Lamborghini Diablo

SV Roadster

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1999
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Navy
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 4th December 2008

By the mid 1980s Lamborghini had been building sophisticated mid-engined exotic supercars for two decades starting with the amazing Miura progressing to the equally stunning Countach. The then current world-wide economic boom ensured plenty of demand for such machines and many manufacturers entered the marketplace, providing potential buyers with an alternative to the ageing Countach. Styling updates and performance modifications continued to provide a lifeline, but it was clear that with increasingly stringent emissions and safety regulations, together with a more demanding clientele, a new model was required.

The brief given to the designers was quite straightforward – build the fastest road car in the world, make it safe and usable whilst complying with modern regulations, but maintain the style and chic that