Diablo VT '98

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Patrick-Peter

Original Poster:

171 posts

33 months

Monday 3rd February
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Need to see what the average prices of these cars are worth in todays market. What are these actually going for. I am thinking they are around £130-140k ? are they more or less?. I have come across a potential but its causing a lot of red flags to pop up and the old saying is that if its too good to be true it usually is.

Ferruccio

963 posts

69 months

Tuesday 4th February
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See if any have gone at auction in the last 12 months.
Only sensible data points at the moment?

yellowtr

1,047 posts

176 months

Tuesday 4th February
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Last VT sold was with Amari in the unique Yellow Skirt. Price was up for £190k if I remember. Can't remember any other VT's being for sale in recent times.

360Matt

30 posts

151 months

Tuesday 4th February
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Not a VT, but a yellow SV was sold from Amari very quickly once it was reduced to £105k a few months ago. It was for sale for a few years and reduced from £135k (down from £150k)....

The ones around eur 115k in Europe have been for sale for ages, people aren't rushing to buy them at these prices

yellowtr

1,047 posts

176 months

Wednesday 5th February
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MDL111

4,120 posts

127 months

Wednesday 5th February
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360Matt said:
Not a VT, but a yellow SV was sold from Amari very quickly once it was reduced to £105k a few months ago. It was for sale for a few years and reduced from £135k (down from £150k)....

The ones around eur 115k in Europe have been for sale for ages, people aren't rushing to buy them at these prices
uuhh SV for 105k sounds like a lot of car for the money
maybe I need to take a look at these again at some point

Edit: at some point turned out to be this minute and they are still 200k+ euros - ah well

Edited by MDL111 on Wednesday 5th February 13:55

Adam B

17,245 posts

204 months

Thursday 6th February
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This SV looks lovely and sensibly priced (would have though SV more desirable than VT)

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...

Patrick-Peter

Original Poster:

171 posts

33 months

Thursday 6th February
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Adam B said:
This SV looks lovely and sensibly priced (would have though SV more desirable than VT)

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/...
Wonder if they'll drop the price to match Amari at £105k...me thinks not.

Superleg48

801 posts

83 months

Thursday 6th February
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Simon Furlonger had an SV up at £139k recently, but sold now.

Ferruccio

963 posts

69 months

Thursday 6th February
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Superleg48 said:
Simon Furlonger had an SV up at £139k recently, but sold now.
They love Diablos. Worth a chat with them.

DanPhoto

150 posts

72 months

Friday 7th February
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Still great looking cars. Out of my price range, but does anyone have views on how these compare with other classic Lambos for ongoing running / maintenance costs? Cheaper to buy than a Countach or a top end Murcie, but are they a relative money pit?

Truffles

535 posts

134 months

Friday 7th February
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My Diablo costs little to maintain for an aging supercar. As long as you keep on top of matters, not much had gone wrong. I would estimate about 1-4k most years.

Ferruccio

963 posts

69 months

Friday 7th February
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An early Diablo is simple. No abs, traction control, airbags, power steering, etc.
So much more like a Countach, than a Murcie.
But it does have ECUs. The varnish on these can go and damp gets in. A new one is expensive but they are easy to repair by someone who knows about electronics.

Davo456gt

657 posts

99 months

Friday 7th February
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Patrick-Peter said:
Wonder if they'll drop the price to match Amari at £105k...me thinks not.
Amari’s SV was 60k+ miles, hence the price.

£150k or thereabouts is where most of these seem to gravitate too.

Pretty easy to maintain, even the abs on later models is easy to maintain when one or two of the sensors pack up.

elms

1,920 posts

202 months

Friday 7th February
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I've owned my SE30 for roughly ten years.

In terms of annual maintenance there are no major jobs to do on them. Clutch replacement can sting (my last clutch lasted 5k miles, but a lot of that wear came from around town driving) and a replacement is £2500 +

Allow £1500 pa for servicing. I'm at the office at the minute and don't have the cars file here to check the bill but from memory a set of four tyres supplied and fitted came to £1200

I had a engine overhaul done whilst it was out for some other minor jobs, and that came to £30k IIRC and included rebuild of the diff.

Interior parts can be heard (read impossible) to get hold off. The factory can be very hit and miss with their supply and prices. One part I ordered increased by a factor of 20 a year later.




Its Just Adz

9,532 posts

159 months

360Matt said:
Not a VT, but a yellow SV was sold from Amari very quickly once it was reduced to £105k a few months ago. It was for sale for a few years and reduced from £135k (down from £150k)....

The ones around eur 115k in Europe have been for sale for ages, people aren't rushing to buy them at these prices
He won't have sold it, it will have just gone back to the owner.
The chap has quite a few Lambos and doesn't really need to sell them.