For Sale: Rare 1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV

Forget the insane Lamborghini Avenatador SV for a second, because the Diablo SV is proper 1990s panache – and 1990s panache is where it’s at. This Super Fly Yellow example up for auction is one of just 100 examples ever made and is sure to be a collector’s item in years to come.

Showing just 18,607 miles on the clock, the Diablo SV appears to be in incredible condition. The Italian supercar even comes with the original service manual and driver’s handbook, all kept within the original Lamborghini leather wallet.

Sitting behind the cabin is a sonorous 5.7-litre 60-degree V12 that produces 394kW and 605Nm. Forget flappy paddles, the twelve-cylinder Diablo SV comes with a proper five-speed manual with power sent to the rear wheels only. Top speed is quoted at a jaw-dropping 328km/h.

Special features on this model included variable valve timing – a first for Lamborghini – Brembo ventilated and cross-drilled 14-inch discs up front and 13.2-inch discs on the rear, a Kelsey-Hayes ABS unit, and 18-inch wheels. This specific example comes with blue trim that covers almost every surface inside the cabin.

The facelifted 1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV saw the Italian carmaker simplify the model range, making the SV the only available model. Nissan trainspotters will notice the borrowed (under licence) 300ZX Z32 composite headlights in place of the usual pop-up style used for previous Diablo models.

If you’re in the market for a vehicle to wake up your neighbours, or purely just to snap necks, nothing stands out like a bright Super Fly Yellow Lamborghini. Be sure to head over to Pickles online ahead of the May 26 auction.

Josh is one of the original co-founders of PerformanceDrive. His expertise is car culture and aftermarket performance. He was the editor at Hot4s Magazine, and has since worked at Fast Fours, Zoom, and as a journalist at The Project Group.