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1996 LHD Diablo SVR
Chassis Number TLA12580 is this
currently believed to be residing in Melbourne, Australia
Other Information: Build Completion Date: 04 Jun 1996
Delivery Market: France
Billing Date: 05 Jun 1996
Warranty Period: 05 Jun 1996 to 06 Jun 1996
incorrectly advertised on classicdriver in 2021 at TLA12585.
sold via tradinggarage (Australian Auction site) in February 2021 for AUD$550k.
This car was first campaigned in Europe where it won the Lamborghini Super Sport Trophy championship in 1998 with Fabio Santaniello, then brought to Australia to compete in the 2000, 2001 Australian Nations Cup Championships with driver Paul Stokell and Team Lamborghini Australia. Stokell steered this Diablo SV-R to victory in its debut race in Adelaide, beating Jim Richards in a Porsche GT3. It even managed to set a new lap record despite a 100kg weight ballast. That wasn’t the only highlight for the 2000 season, as it also put in an unforgettable performance in the pouring rain to take the win at Mount Panorama, Bathurst. It won 18 races overall in its two competition years in the Australian Nations Cup and finished as runner-up in the 2001 season.
It is a four-owner car; first was a European owner who used it in the original race series, second was Lamborghini Australia, third was a private collector in QLD and the fourth is the current owner who has owned it since 2016.
Now, the car has been fully restored back to race-ready specification, with current active invitations to the EU/US International GT Legends series which includes the prestigious LeMans Classic event. Alternatively, given its age, it could be converted for (heritage) road use from 2021 onwards after some slight modification. In addition to a $160k restoration by Lamborghini Melbourne that used brand new original parts to bring it back to race-spec, it also comes with a full set of spares including three wheel sets, three sets of tyres (2 x racing slicks, 1x wets), brakes, wheel gun, air jacks and radios.
Information on this car was sourced from Adelchi Romano / Whit Lupoli.
More details of this car can be seen at this link https://tradinggarage.com/product/1996-lamborghini-diablo-sv-r/
The data on this specific vehicle was last updated 19-Jun-2022.
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