1997 Lamborghini Diablo Roadster R339,000 USD - Asking Price

1997 Lamborghini Diablo Roadster

See all the Images for this Car
1,200 documented miles, Red on Snowcorn, Red Piping, Original paint, Concours quality

Reference Number 617134

as of 8/5/2020

Dealer
Go to dealer's website  

 

Curated  Contact  Location
2100 N.E. 2nd Avenue  Phone  305-330-4665  City  Miami
Miami, FL 33137  Fax    State  Florida
United States  Mobile    Country  United States United States
Overview
Car 1997 Lamborghini Diablo Roadster R
VIN 12635 
Small Series  1 of 12 
Exterior / Interior Color      Red /      Cream 
Condition Pristine 
Mileage 1,200 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
Options Electronics: Airconditioning, Climate Control, Cruise Control, High class audio, Power Seats, Power Windows
Exterior: Alloy rims, Hardtop
Interior: Airbag(s), Leather interior, Leather steering wheel, Wooden trim
Mechanics: ABS, AWD, Catalytic Converter (CAT), Power Steering 
More Images
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
See all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this CarSee all the Images for this Car
Known History

1997 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster #12635

 

• 1 of less than 50 early production Lamborghini Diablo Roadster

• Smaller 17” front wheel

• Classic Lamborghini steering wheel and grab bar

• One of the lowest mileage Diablo Roadster examples in North America today

 

Introduced at the 1992 Geneva Motor Show, the Lamborghini Diablo Roadster prototype showed the world what an open top Supercar could look like. With the roof removed and the windscreen shortened dramatically, the famous scissor doors remained and the chassis was bolstered to make up for the lack of a permanent roof.

 

The initial response from attending media and public was overwhelmingly positive creating demand from Lamborghini dealers and their customers. They were finally satisfied with the debut of the production version of the Diablo Roadster VT in 1995.

 

Over the following five years, Lamborghini built 200 VT Roadster versions which featured removable targa top made entirely of carbon fiber that was stored above the engine bonnet when not in use.

 

The Roadster, the first widely produced convertible by Lamborghini, originally appeared at the Bologna Auto Show in December of 1995 in much the same guise as the 6.0 liter VT with minor cosmetic changes, notably the revised front bumper and head lamp arrangement which featured two rectangular and two round lights. The front brake cooling ducts moved inboard of the driving lamps where the rear ducts featured a vertical painted design as seen on the SE30.

 

The most substantial design changes included a slightly lower windscreen, larger air intakes, new O.Z Racing wheels and most notably the engine bonnet treatment. In order for the engine heat to vent properly as well as accommodate the targa top, a redesign of the engine cover was crucial and the ingenuous method Lamborghini came up with to solve this issue was a masterful compromise which featured larger air intakes on the atop the rear wheels which were likewise increased from 17” to 18”. The roof snaps securely into place right into the top of the engine bonnet, which may be done in seconds.

 

Engine enhancements also included the addition of the variable valve timing system to the 492BHP, 6 Liter, DOHC V-12 engine mated to the five-speed manual transmission, top speed was increased to 208MPH with 0 to 60MPH in four seconds, the Diablo Roadster remains to this day among the fastest open top cars ever produced, even against the group of modern Supercars.

 

The Diablo Roadster began a new tradition of Lamborghini producing an open top version of their flagship V12 models which has passed down their later models, such as Murciélago, Aventador and Reventon combining rarity, aesthetic design and performance while keeping an important place in Lamborghini lore.

 

This beautiful Diablo Roadster #12635 is stunning in Rosso with Snowcorn piped red leather interior. The car is a documented four-owner concours quality example with only 1,200 well-maintained miles and original paint.

 

In the market place, Lamborghini Diablo Roadsters have shown consistent performance and showing steady increase in values as the cars check all of the boxes prized by collectors, small production numbers, performance standards and their stunning good looks.

 

“At Curated, we do not acquire cars simply for inventory but rather based on what the car is. We love interesting provenance, very low production, very low mileage, very special and often weird cars.”

 

John Temerian, Jr.

Curated co-founder