2001 Lamborghini Diablo

VT 6.0

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    2001
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Lot number 
    133
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Purple
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

German title
Chassis no. 1LA12849

- Sold new to Olivier Panis
- 20,190 km from new, two owners
- The ultimate version of the legend
- Superb original condition

What makes this Lamborghini Diablo special is that it was delivered new to Olivier Panis, the last French driver to win in Formula 1, at Monaco in 1996, driving a Ligier-Mugen-Honda. He covered 19,200 km in the Diablo before selling it to its current owner in 2014. It was then used regularly but sparingly and now shows 20,190 km. The maintenance records show several services at Lamborghini Geneva: on 09/11/2004 at 11,350 km, on 17/02/2010 at 17,062 km and on 03/10/2013 at 18,595 km. Further checks have since been carried out by Top Motors, our collector's preferred workshop at Nonantola, near Modena, and the car has benefitted from a replacement clutch, new tyres and a fresh battery. It comes with a copy of the original registration certificate in the name of the racing driver, who also signed the left rear wing. In near-new condition, the car still has its original paint (in a special-order colour, Grigio Iris) and upholstery, which is remarkably well preserved.
Conceived after the make had been taken over by Chrysler, equipped with the V12 made by Bizzarrini and designed by Marcello Gandini and Tom Gale's team in Detroit, the Diablo can hold its own with the supercars of its time, such as the Jaguar XJ220 and Porsche 959. Launched in 2000 during the VW era with an updated appearance, the VT 6.0 is the fastest Diablo, capable of 330 kph, thanks to its 550 bhp V12. With its low mileage, superb condition and prestigious provenance, the model we are offering should please the most demanding of enthusiasts.

For more information and photos: https://www.artcurial.com/fr/lot-2001-lamborghini-diablo-vt-60l-3980-133

Photos © Peter Singhof