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Super rare Lamborghini Diablo for sale in Australia

By Chris Thompson, 03 May 2017 News

1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV Roadster

Only two right-hand-drive Diablo SV Roadsters exist in the world, and one’s for sale

One of the world’s rarest Lamborghinis is currently sitting in Dutton’s Garage, Melbourne, waiting for its next owner to rock up with some loose change.

It’s a 1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV Roadster, and it’s only got 17,900km on the clock, with a full history available and an apparently large amount of work performed on it recently – someone forked over $100K to Zagame’s for the invoice.

Oh, and it’s right-hook, which means it’s one of two in the world.

1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV Roadster RHD
Though we’re unsure if its next owner will get to experience this, the SV’s 395kW/605Nm 5.7-litre V12 will propel the car to 100km/h in 3.9 seconds, and then on to a top of 353km/h. Impressive stuff for the ‘90s, and still only a second slower than a current Aventador.

1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV Roadster RHD engine
Advertised with an unsurprising POA, the uncommon Italian should fetch a few hundred-thousand at the very least, considering a (slightly) more common Australian-delivered Diablo is also at Dutton’s with a tag of $419,990 hanging off it.

You do get a lot of car for the money, though. Plus, buying a V12 Lambo is the best way to enjoy Lambo doors. They're just not the same on a Celica.

1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV Roadster
The Diablo was designed by Marcello Gandini, who should sound familiar as the man who designed Lamborghini’s Miura, Countach, and Urraco among others, as well as BMW’s first 5 Series, and the Lancia Stratos.

We can’t be sure if he anticipated a Pioneer car stereo being plonked into the centre console, though.

1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV Roadster interior
If you’re in Melbourne with a lot of spare cash, or are willing to give up a few internal organs, drop into Dutton’s Garage and have a chat with the custodians of this topless Italian.