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Davo456gt

696 posts

152 months

Thursday 12th December 2013
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Diablo SV said:
It was nine including a roadster I think !
the yellow 99 roadster is the Rod Stewart one I presume ?
Their are 2 blue scuro cars
The red one at the start of the thread
The orange one in the thread just above

what else ?

spark_s

105 posts

232 months

Thursday 12th December 2013
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Mine is a 1999 SV / Super fly yellow / 535 bhp but with pop up headlamps.

Davo456gt

696 posts

152 months

Thursday 12th December 2013
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spark_s said:
Mine is a 1999 SV / Super fly yellow / 535 bhp but with pop up headlamps.
special order ?
I thought all 99's were the fixed headlights ?

Like Carlo's recently sold VT with SV engine cover and intakes, anything was possible at the time.
I'm aware of supposedly factory fitted VT parts to one of the 99 SVs.

Davo456gt

696 posts

152 months

Friday 13th December 2013
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spark_s said:
Mine is a 1999 SV / Super fly yellow / 535 bhp but with pop up headlamps.
Hi Spark_s,
I received the 97-99 Workshop manual last night, and all the Model Year 99 are listed as having fixed headlights
Are you sure your car is not a MY98 first registered in 1999 ?
The chassis number gives it away - if it ends with WLA12nnn, its a MY98 car.

Can you advise please ?

Sudesh

561 posts

210 months

Friday 13th December 2013
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Davo456gt said:
Hi Spark_s,
I received the 97-99 Workshop manual last night, and all the Model Year 99 are listed as having fixed headlights
Are you sure your car is not a MY98 first registered in 1999 ?
The chassis number gives it away - if it ends with WLA12nnn, its a MY98 car.

Can you advise please ?
That has happened to quite a few exotics, build date and reg date are 2 different things; and allot of exotics sat around in dealers or private collections unregistered.

spark_s

105 posts

232 months

Friday 13th December 2013
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Interesting looks like it is a 98 car but has some of the 99 spec i.e. VVT and the ABS for example!

Sudesh

561 posts

210 months

Friday 13th December 2013
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spark_s said:
Interesting looks like it is a 98 car but has some of the 99 spec i.e. VVT and the ABS for example!
Pop ups models, look the best too Sparks.

Diablo SV

Original Poster:

291 posts

146 months

Saturday 14th December 2013
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spark_s said:
Mine is a 1999 SV / Super fly yellow / 535 bhp but with pop up headlamps.
Do you mind posting a picture ? Be nice to see it on here :-)

Diablo SV

Original Poster:

291 posts

146 months

Saturday 14th December 2013
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Davo456gt said:
Diablo SV said:
It was nine including a roadster I think !
the yellow 99 roadster is the Rod Stewart one I presume ?
Their are 2 blue scuro cars
The red one at the start of the thread
The orange one in the thread just above

what else ?
Good question , I,ve got pics on my broken hard drive that I can,t access , but from memory
Blue Scuro was in Essex , sold to a guy named Haugton I Think and on ph , other blue scuro involved in a crash cat 3 restored and on eBay a few years ago by a Mr Ravat , I don,t think it sold , two yellow SV,s and the yellow roadster were at Carlo,s at Top Gear cars some time ago , orange one and the red one makes 7 I know , however I was told it was nine by a reliable source , there could have possibly been 3 yellow and 3 blue !

Rocco1

3,081 posts

186 months

Saturday 14th December 2013
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Diablo SV said:
Do you mind posting a picture ? Be nice to see it on here :-)
I too would love to see a picture

spark_s

105 posts

232 months

Saturday 14th December 2013
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Here you go

Last one


The SV



Edited by spark_s on Sunday 12th June 14:43

Davo456gt

696 posts

152 months

Saturday 14th December 2013
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spark_s said:
Interesting looks like it is a 98 car but has some of the 99 spec i.e. VVT and the ABS for example!
MY98 and 99 had the 18" wheels all round with larger brakes, ABS and the VVT 530bhp engine, according to my sources.

Model Years start in September the year previous - so WLA12nnn starts in September 1997 to August 98, XLA12nnn is September 1998 to August 1999

you can get build certificates through the dealers, but not sure if there is a charge for this.

Whats the dash look like on yours ? long curved dash overhanging central console ?

Edited by Davo456gt on Sunday 15th December 01:02

Diablo SV

Original Poster:

291 posts

146 months

Sunday 15th December 2013
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Nice SV , looks to be a 98 , the 99 models had the same dashboard as the 6.0 litre models built in headlights and valve timing management .

Davo456gt

696 posts

152 months

Sunday 15th December 2013
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Diablo SV said:
the 99 models had the same dashboard as the 6.0 litre models built in headlights and valve timing management .
the 99's dashboard is slightly different to the 6.0 VT - the vents are in different place and only in the middle - on the 6.0 VT they have one at the door side too, and the Lamborghini badge between the two in the centre.

Diablo SV

Original Poster:

291 posts

146 months

Sunday 15th December 2013
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Davo456gt said:
Diablo SV said:
the 99 models had the same dashboard as the 6.0 litre models built in headlights and valve timing management .
the 99's dashboard is slightly different to the 6.0 VT - the vents are in different place and only in the middle - on the 6.0 VT they have one at the door side too, and the Lamborghini badge between the two in the centre.
Didn,t know that , havn,t seen too many 6.0 vt,s up close , same basic dashboard though wavy design and instrument lights set in black glass first introduced on the 99 as opposed to the binnacle dashboard design used on models before 99 . For me it,s probably the telling factor when defining a 99 model to the 98 .

cc8s

4,214 posts

206 months

Sunday 15th December 2013
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Two Diablos at the Alford Transport Museum storage unit just before Speedfest this year: a SE30 and a 6.0 VT. Anyone know what number the SE30 is?

Davo456gt

696 posts

152 months

Tuesday 31st December 2013
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Rocco1 said:
how many SV Diablo's remain in the UK?
I understand 42 RHD total were imported originally, of which 8 were 1999 fixed headlight models.

100 IAN

1,091 posts

165 months

Sunday 26th January 2014
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Quite an interesting period documentary about the Diablo when in production.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jM11VWl4us&fea...

ahaughton

729 posts

230 months

Sunday 26th January 2014
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I think this may have been the 3rd Scuro Blue car:

http://www.wreckedexotics.com/diablo/diablo_201001...


Davo456gt

696 posts

152 months

Monday 27th January 2014
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That's the ex-Ravat car - the 2nd Blue Scuro car, that was Cat D - vehicle damaged but repairable - insurance company decided not repair.

story I was told, was the technician was stopped at some traffic lights, and a lorry clipped the rear side.

Was sold in November 2013 to latest owner (me), and I'm in the process of getting it sorted out...



If anyone know's anything else about the history (pre-2010) please PM me.

Edited by Davo456gt on Monday 27th January 10:18