V12 Lambo Photo Thread

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Diablo SV

291 posts

146 months

Wednesday 27th January 2016
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Sudesh

561 posts

210 months

Wednesday 27th January 2016
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Very nice! Looking good and clean...

Diablo SV

291 posts

146 months

Friday 29th January 2016
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Corrosion free Sudesh , the car has spent it's life in Ireland , Wales , Scotland and now England , 32,000 miles , done just 600 dry miles since the restoration work . Cost just over 10k in 2013 . Suspension stripped swing arms shot blasted powder coated , shocks blasted powder coated chassis derusted powder coated ,under floor panels cleaned painted , new bushings all round , new set of Pirelli shoes , geometry set up as it left the factory . Now drives superb and it drove very good before . UK climate and roads after 30,000 miles will take its toll , lot of money on something nobody ever looks at or sees too often . As my car was the very last 5.7 out of Sant Agata ( 21-Dec 99 ) I felt she was worth it . A competent person Sudesh with the correct tools and time available would be able to sort their car out for about 2k to 3k . Well worth the effort and peace of mind . Setting up geometry is about the only thing out of reach for the enthusiast I'd say . Anyhow , well pleased Lambo owner , should be good for another 30k miles .

AyBee

10,584 posts

205 months

Friday 29th January 2016
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S1M VP said:
Well, erm, that WAS the original plan back in Feb/March, but after having the FF for only 2 weeks and missing my green goddess the whole time, the guy from GrayPaul called to tell me he was sorry but the guy buying my car had been forced to pull out and the sale had fallen through on my Lambo ... My reply whilst punchng the air was ... "GET IN ... GREAT ... get her ready, I'm coming to pick her up, I'm missing her too much and I regret ever putting her up for sale".

Collected her the next day and felt like a new car all over again.

Problem was that the FF really is a fantastic car too (goes very well, lovely place to be sat, very practical and can fit us all in it) and whilst it doesn't look the same or give me the same thrill, it was everything that I (my head) had decided I wanted, so I applied 'man maths' and ended up keeping both.

She's now a keeper, (unless I get offered a green SV Roadster)

rolleyes


Quite possibly the best 2-car garage ever!!

Lambo fan

52 posts

210 months

Friday 29th January 2016
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This is my favourite Lambo photo taken at Brooklands in the rain.

SydneySE

406 posts

263 months

Wednesday 9th March 2016
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rich888 said:
Fantastic photos especially the first one with the rain drops and blurred background. Have you uploaded these pics onto Flickr ?
The photographer was Stefan Drobota. His Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stefan-drobota/

his Facebook (think the pics where here):

https://www.facebook.com/StefanDrobota/

One of the pics on his instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/p/jAfLt-m-ET/?taken-by=s...

360racer

2 posts

102 months

Saturday 12th March 2016
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Pau1

315 posts

208 months

Saturday 12th March 2016
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Perfection

Truffles

579 posts

187 months

Saturday 12th March 2016
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rich888

2,610 posts

202 months

Monday 14th March 2016
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SydneySE said:
rich888 said:
Fantastic photos especially the first one with the rain drops and blurred background. Have you uploaded these pics onto Flickr ?
The photographer was Stefan Drobota. His Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stefan-drobota/

his Facebook (think the pics where here):

https://www.facebook.com/StefanDrobota/

One of the pics on his instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/p/jAfLt-m-ET/?taken-by=s...
Thanks for the info which is much appreciated. Would love to have that photo hanging on the wall as a canvas print smile

epom

11,887 posts

164 months

Monday 21st March 2016
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S1M VP said:
icebite78 said:
Wait you sold that for an ff??????
Are you nuts??????
Well, erm, that WAS the original plan back in Feb/March, but after having the FF for only 2 weeks and missing my green goddess the whole time, the guy from GrayPaul called to tell me he was sorry but the guy buying my car had been forced to pull out and the sale had fallen through on my Lambo ... My reply whilst punchng the air was ... "GET IN ... GREAT ... get her ready, I'm coming to pick her up, I'm missing her too much and I regret ever putting her up for sale".

Collected her the next day and felt like a new car all over again.

Problem was that the FF really is a fantastic car too (goes very well, lovely place to be sat, very practical and can fit us all in it) and whilst it doesn't look the same or give me the same thrill, it was everything that I (my head) had decided I wanted, so I applied 'man maths' and ended up keeping both.

She's now a keeper, (unless I get offered a green SV Roadster)

rolleyes


This man is a genius at man maths :-)

Sudesh

561 posts

210 months

Monday 21st March 2016
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In Ireland! Was it owned by a lady or guy over here, at one time, do you know? I knew of most of the Diablos here.



Diablo SV said:
Corrosion free Sudesh , the car has spent it's life in Ireland , Wales , Scotland and now England , 32,000 miles , done just 600 dry miles since the restoration work . Cost just over 10k in 2013 . Suspension stripped swing arms shot blasted powder coated , shocks blasted powder coated chassis derusted powder coated ,under floor panels cleaned painted , new bushings all round , new set of Pirelli shoes , geometry set up as it left the factory . Now drives superb and it drove very good before . UK climate and roads after 30,000 miles will take its toll , lot of money on something nobody ever looks at or sees too often . As my car was the very last 5.7 out of Sant Agata ( 21-Dec 99 ) I felt she was worth it . A competent person Sudesh with the correct tools and time available would be able to sort their car out for about 2k to 3k . Well worth the effort and peace of mind . Setting up geometry is about the only thing out of reach for the enthusiast I'd say . Anyhow , well pleased Lambo owner , should be good for another 30k miles .

zsdom

878 posts

123 months

Wednesday 23rd March 2016
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P30LAM said:
I can thank this very car for my love of all things automotive, I used to work for a previous owner of it & would happily spend my lunch breaks just staring at it

Diablo SV

291 posts

146 months

Thursday 24th March 2016
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Sudesh said:
In Ireland! Was it owned by a lady or guy over here, at one time, do you know? I knew of most of the Diablos here.



Diablo SV said:
Corrosion free Sudesh , the car has spent it's life in Ireland , Wales , Scotland and now England , 32,000 miles , done just 600 dry miles since the restoration work . Cost just over 10k in 2013 . Suspension stripped swing arms shot blasted powder coated , shocks blasted powder coated chassis derusted powder coated ,under floor panels cleaned painted , new bushings all round , new set of Pirelli shoes , geometry set up as it left the factory . Now drives superb and it drove very good before . UK climate and roads after 30,000 miles will take its toll , lot of money on something nobody ever looks at or sees too often . As my car was the very last 5.7 out of Sant Agata ( 21-Dec 99 ) I felt she was worth it . A competent person Sudesh with the correct tools and time available would be able to sort their car out for about 2k to 3k . Well worth the effort and peace of mind . Setting up geometry is about the only thing out of reach for the enthusiast I'd say . Anyhow , well pleased Lambo owner , should be good for another 30k miles .
It was a guy , well had a guys name anyhow , difficult tell nowadays without making assumptions . First recorded service in 2001 was done at a BMW garage in Ireland

PGNSagaris

2,966 posts

169 months

Sunday 3rd April 2016
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360racer said:
oh.my.god.

That is outstanding. Such menace.

NoPaddleShiftForMe

166 posts

100 months

Sunday 10th April 2016
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DanPhoto

159 posts

125 months

Wednesday 20th April 2016
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Heres a rare one.

You think darkness is your ally by Dan Pluck, on Flickr

Pangasius by Dan Pluck, on Flickr

MarkyL

119 posts

200 months

Monday 13th June 2016
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Just got mine back.... after a 4 & half month restoration/rebuild/respray. I was given 780 photos at the end of the job, but thought i'd share just 3 of the finished article.lick






MarkyL

119 posts

200 months

Monday 13th June 2016
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Diablo SV said:
Here's one of mine, similar, during restoration process.


AyBee

10,584 posts

205 months

Monday 13th June 2016
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MarkyL said:
Just got mine back.... after a 4 & half month restoration/rebuild/respray. I was given 780 photos at the end of the job, but thought i'd share just 3 of the finished article.lick

What did it used to be? wink

Lovely car cloud9