Lot #662 - In 1998, a special edition Diablo SV was created for the United States market, the Diablo SV Monterey. Only 20 of these very special limited Diablo SV editions were made, so they sold out almost at once. This edition used a slightly redesigned air intake in front of the rear wheels, similar to the ones used on the Diablo SE30 and the Diablo VT Roadster models of the 20 cars built wee finished in unique colors like Lime Green, Pearl Yellow, Verde Scandal and Le Mans Blue and Rossa Vik. This 1998 Lamborghini Diablo SV is a very special car in the Lamborghini lineage: It is number 11 of just 20 Monterey Edition models built for the U.S. market. It is based on the original Diablo SV that was introduced at the Geneva Auto Show in 1995, resurrecting the Super Veloce moniker first seen on the classic Miura SV. The most notable feature of this edition was the use of the SE30/VT Roadster style of air intakes in front of the rear wheels, unlike the traditional SV style. Several of the cars were painted in uniquely vibrant colors. The Monterey was such rare and desirable variation on the SV theme that the cars were snapped up almost immediately. As in the case of the Miura SV, the Diablo SV received a boost in overall performance, but the factory rating of 530hp was no match of the 790hp generated by this example's V12 powerhouse fed by twin Eaton superchargers. This car was purchased new for the Richard Berry Collection, of the Yellow Pages founding family, and was owned by Mr. Berry until 2014. The second owner, a prominent collector from Jupiter, FL, only traveled 300 miles in the two years of his ownership. This 11,000-kilometers (6,900-miles) car is finished in Rossa Vik which only two other Diablo SV Monerays were produced in this color. The car was recently fully inspected by a factory trained Lamborghini specialists and found to be in excellent working condition. 5-speed manual transmission.
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