Lamborghini Diablo

Bulls on parade: V12 Lambo trio to star at Silverstone Auctions’ September sale

Lamborghini Diablo

The raging bulls march three by three. At least, they do when they’re going up for sale with Silverstone Auctions. The sale is happening at the Dallas Burston Polo Club in Warwickshire on the 29th of September and is to feature a raft of desirable machinery.

The headline, for many? These Lamborghinis. Let’s count them down

2007 Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Versace Edition – £150,000-170,000

The Murcielago is the last of the great Bizzarrini-powered flagships and, barring the fire-spitting LP670 Super Veloce, the LP640 is the sweet spot. With 631hp from its 6.5-litre naturally aspirated V12, the Lamborghini LP640 crests the golden era of the free-breathing supercar.

This Versace edition is an especially rare piece of Murcielago pie. It’s one of 20, and one of just eight in right-hand-drive specification, per its original delivery to New Zealand. Finished in Aldebaran gloss Black and complete with its Gianni Versace 19-of-20 plaque inside, it’s offered with just 7,500 miles on the clock.

Naturally, there’s Versace-branded luggage to go with.

1996 Lamborghini Diablo Super Veloce – £130,000-£150,000

Super Veloce is the most revered name in Lambo lore, save perhaps for Jota. The Diablo was the poster supercar of the 1990s. A symbol of excess without ambition, it needed no speed records or lap times to prove its worth. The SV is one of the last of the truly unrefined non-Audi Lamborghinis.

This car is a 1996 example in Giallo yellow – freshly painted – has been in long term storage since 2007. It’s recently undergone £12,000’s worth of service work and is ready to go, with just 20,000 miles on the clock

1974 Lamborghini Espada Series 3 – £90,000-£110,000

For those of a more discerning taste comes this 1974 Lamborghini Espada Series 3 – one of the great grand touring bulls. Featuring the V12 engine from the Countach, it’s no half-strung GT. For its day, it was the ultimate supercar in a suit.

The car for sale is among the last of its kind, too, being 50th from last of the total 1,225-car production run. It’s done 26,000 miles and comes in a black cherry hue with a burgundy interior. It’s recently undergone a full transmission overhaul, top-end rebuild on the engine and a service. It’s ship shape and ready to go, Lamborghini Cologne leather-bound flasks and all.

“Lamborghini has always held a special place in car enthusiasts’ hearts and the adrenaline and excitement delivered by a Lamborghini is unmatched by any other manufacturer” said Arwel Richards, classic car specialist at Silverstone Auctions.

“Born from a tractor manufacturer and an argument with Enzo Ferrari, the raging bull has grown to become the prancing horse’s fiercest rival. The quality of cars on offer from Lamborghini is incredible and they are always an exciting addition to our auction catalogues”.

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