1997 Lamborghini Diablo SVSOLD
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In 1995 Lamborghini got back to basics and produced this car, the SV. Appealing to those hardcore enthusiasts who preferred the purebred nature of rear-wheel drive, the SV was a fitting successor to 1971's similarly titled Miura SV. Launched at the Geneva Salon in March 1995, SV's were initially only available as Berlinetta's although a handful of Roadster's were produced briefly in 1998.

SV's were more powerful and less luxurious than Lamborghini's original Diablo with a revised 510bhp motor thanks to a new LIE engine management system. Maximum speed rose to 204mph, 0-60 taking just 4.5 seconds. At the front, a redesigned spoiler got rectangular driving lights to replace the original two box lenses, the enlarged air intakes getting dressed with matt black accents. The engine air intakes carved out from in front of each rear wheelarch were now bereft of any straking and SE30 Jota-style engine covers were used.

A no-cost option concerned the rear wing that normally came finished in carbon balck but could be body coloured if so desired. Finally, the tail facia got a black central grille and new carbon finish light surrounds, the fog and reverse lights being re-mounted into the bumper.
Instruments received white or colour-coded backs and Lamborghini's upholsterers often embroidered the SV logo into both head restraints.

The SV was a big hit, by and large killing off the original two-wheel drive Diablo.

R755 NBL was delivered in August 1997 by Lamborghini to its first owner Howard Furr-Barton. Howard was a race team SVR driver and therefore was able to specify the SVR spoiler when his order was taken making this SV the only example delivered to the UK with such a spoiler from new. This is the only UK RHD SV (and one of only 3 Olympus UK RHD Diablos ever!) that was delivered in Olympus Green also with the alternative to the conventional alcantara black leather with green piping. R755 NBL was the 14th UK RHD SV (of only 41) and the 109th Diablo sold in the UK. For a period of time this is the car that wore the perfect number plate D14BLO.

Today R755 NBL has covered 46,000 Kms (yes Kms even though its RHD, Lambo!), has had 4 previous owners and was serviced in 2008 by a very well known Lambo specialist.

Reference Number 41410

as of 3/31/2009

Car 1997 Lamborghini Diablo SV
Exterior / Interior Color      Dark Green /      Black 
Mileage 28,000 miles 
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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