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Last ‘true’ Lamborghini heads to auction

Published 11 February 2016

A special 1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV, believed to be the very last Lamborghini to leave the Sant'Agata factory before Volkswagen took full ownership is up for sale.

The car, which will auctioned at Silverstone Auctions’ sale at the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show, is estimated to fetch between £150,000 and £170,000 when it goes under the hammer at the NEC, Birmingham on 6 March.

V12 SVR left the factory on the 21 December, 1999, immediately before Lamborghini shut down for the Christmas break and their celebrations to mark the end of the century. For the previous few months the Volkswagen Group had been in financial control of the company but the end of that year marked a turning point. From the beginning of 2000 Teutonic efficiency began to replace the Italian magic.

This right-hand drive example has covered just over 32,000 miles from new and is finished in what Silverstone Auctions believe may be a one-off colour of Pearl Red/Orange combined with a grey/black leather/alcantara interior.

1999  Lamborghini Diablo SV Interior

The car comes with the original Lamborghini tool roll and tools, tyre inflator, and a luxurious, custom-made, fleece-lined indoor car cover in red with an embroidered Lamborghini logo.

Previous work includes a chassis and suspension restoration in 2013 at a cost of more than £10,000. A full geometry set-up was carried out by Grimaldi Engineering in 2013 and in January 2016 the car was serviced and MoT’d.

For more information on the car and Silverstone Auctions’ sale at the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show please visit their website.

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