1997 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster


Auction sold at $245,000

GDA AUCTION SUMMARY

Lot # 208
Seller: tygr frank
Location: Torrance, CA
VIN: ZA9RU37B2VLA12718
Miles: 33,876 Original Miles
Engine: 5.7L V12
Transmission: 5-Speed Gated Manual
Private/Dealer: Private
Category: Exotic Sports
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The Diablo was the replacement for the legendary Countach, which on its arrival was the fastest, most advanced and most expensive Lamborghini ever built. The Diablo was first shown publicly at Monaco in January 1990 and the Diablo improved on its illustrious predecessor in every way. It had once again set a new benchmark in supercar design and performance. Stretched to 5.7 liters for the Diablo, Lamborghini’s 48-valve V12 engine gained fuel injection for the first time, producing its maximum of 492bhp at 7,000rpm.  Of equal, if not greater significance, maximum torque went up to 428lb/ft, an improvement of 55% over the Countach. Catalytic converters were standard, enabling the reworked V12 to meet emissions requirements worldwide.

The styling was by Marcello Gandini, the man responsible for the Lamborghini Miura and Countach, and the family resemblance was obvious to the previous cars. Beneath the skin there was a steel spaceframe chassis, developed from the Countach’s, but constructed of square-section rather than round tubing and incorporating ‘crumple zones’ at front and rear. The use of carbon fiber composite panels, first seen in the Countach Evoluzione model, was extended to the Diablo, which also featured revised suspension capable of accommodating the envisaged future developments of four-wheel drive and active suspension.

Because of the additional power and a lower drag coefficient the Diablo easily surpassed the Countach top speed, exceeding 200mph (322km/h) on test. More importantly, its acceleration and top speed figures were marginally better than those of the Ferrari F40, one of the world’s most expensive cars, and the Diablo was not a limited edition model.  The designers’ intention was to produce a civilized Gran Turismo that was suited to city streets and motorways as well as the racetrack.

This Lamborghini Diablo Roadster is finished in a very rare “triple white” configuration and features a white exterior over a white interior. The prior owner of the car, for the past decade, has been a careful and meticulous custodian, primarily driving this car to local car shows and cars & coffee. This Diablo has had a pioneer radio and rear view camera installed to make life with it a bit easier.  This example has had a recent service done featuring a replacement of all fluids, new plugs, timing, new battery, new clutch, new slave cylinder, new fuel pump, new brake relay, and a new brake switch. The car has a clean California title and features its original manuals.


Auction Result

High Bid $245,000 By Diabloguy238813
Auction Ended Jul. 08 at 10:16 am U.S. Pacific.
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Highest bidder was: 12cylhvn

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
12cylhvn July 5, 2021 4:14 PM $220,000
jc101 July 5, 2021 3:23 PM $217,000
Laforza89 July 5, 2021 4:56 AM $214,000
Italguy99 July 4, 2021 3:32 AM $212,000
jc101 July 1, 2021 4:53 PM $210,000
Laforza89 July 1, 2021 12:18 AM $205,000
12cylhvn June 29, 2021 5:07 AM $200,000
jc101 June 29, 2021 12:05 AM $197,500
Italguy99 June 27, 2021 12:35 AM $195,000
12cylhvn June 24, 2021 9:20 PM $190,000
jc101 June 24, 2021 4:53 PM $185,000
Italguy99 June 23, 2021 3:37 PM $175,000
12cylhvn June 22, 2021 4:16 PM $150,000
Auction started July 6, 2021 9:39 AM
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Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
3 months ago

Auction purchased by Diabloguy2388 at USD $245,000

Italguy99
Italguy99
3 months ago

Seller would like to look at the car in person. Please email availability.

Laforza89
Laforza89
3 months ago

Seller please contact me.

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
3 months ago

$220,000 bid placed by 12cylhvn

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
3 months ago

$217,000 bid placed by Jc101

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
3 months ago

$214,000 bid placed by Laforza89

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
3 months ago

$212,000 bid placed by Italguy99

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
3 months ago

$210,000 bid placed by Jc101

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
3 months ago

$205,000 bid placed by Laforza89

Garage Dream Auctions
Garage Dream Auctions
3 months ago

$200,000 bid placed by 12cylhvn

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Garage Dream Auctions
3 months ago

$197,500 bid placed by Jc101

Fizzyone
Fizzyone
4 months ago

Group, I am buying another car from this same seller and also looked at this car and here is my review. BTW, I am no longer bidding on this car but it has nothing to do with my review. The car looks better in person than the photos, did not drive it but he took me for a fun spin and it was amazing, minor issues-airbag light on, some discoloration from clearbra, scratch on lower front left spoiler, minor chips in paint where top lays over engine cover, drivers seat had some wear but nothing that some good leather conditioner… Read more »

Italguy99
Italguy99
4 months ago

Seller, please pm me for seeing the car. Thx

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Garage Dream Auctions
4 months ago

$195,000 bid placed by Italguy99

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Garage Dream Auctions
4 months ago

$190,000 bid placed by 12cylhvn

Ford175
Ford175
4 months ago

I agree with all of the comments and the white on white is epic. Not a buyer but how cool is this car. The sound of the motor in the vid, before the wind noise, wow!!!!

jc101
jc101
4 months ago

One of the most iconic cars ever.

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Garage Dream Auctions
4 months ago

$185,000 bid placed by Jc101

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Garage Dream Auctions
4 months ago

$175,000 bid placed by Italguy99

Fizzyone
Fizzyone
4 months ago

Seller, I would like to come look at the car. Please contact me. thx

BMWFan
BMWFan
4 months ago

One of my favorite cars of all time. Can’t afford but buying a lotto tic now. GLWTA

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Garage Dream Auctions
4 months ago

$150,000 bid placed by 12cylhvn

Cobraguy65
Cobraguy65
4 months ago

Always loved these since high school and that sound is intoxicating. GLWTA

AlfaRacing
AlfaRacing
4 months ago

Now this is a wick car! Had the pleasure of driving one of these, and it’s surprising how smooth it drives in the lower RPM’s but once you hit around 6-7k it takes off like a rocket!!
I believe they only made around 200 Roadsters for the entire world.

12cylhvn
12cylhvn
4 months ago

Can’t wait on this one. One of the most iconic cars ever built. Too bad the wind sound on the video over took the music this car makes. This is a must for any car collector.

jaglvr
jaglvr
4 months ago

Ok, now this is cool. You rarely see these and the white just shows the lines. Not a buyer but can’t wait to watch from the sidelines. GLWTA

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