Last ‘True’ Lamborghini Coming to Auction
A special 1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV, believed to be the very last Lamborghini to leave the Sant'Agata factory before Volkswagen took full ownership, will be auctioned at Silverstone Auctions’ sale at the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show.
An important piece of Lamborghini history, the car is also believed to be the last Diablo imported into the UK as well as the last Diablo SV off the production line. It is estimated at between £150,000 and £170,000 and will be offered in the sale taking place at the NEC, Birmingham on 6th March.
‘V12 SVR’ left the factory on the 21st of December in 1999 immediately before Lamborghini shut down for the Christmas break and their celebrations to mark the end of the Century. For the previous months, Volkswagen had been in financial control of the company but the end of that year marked a turning point. From the beginning of 2000 efficiency began to replace the magic of Italy in terms of the bloodline, style & general madness of the Italian supercars.
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 color of Pearl Red/Orange combined with a grey/black leather/alcantara interior.