1991 Lamborghini Diablo 580 Miles, Single Owner from New

  • Location: San Diego, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lamborghini
  • Model: Diablo
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2 Doors
  • Year: 1991
  • Mileage: 580
  • VIN: ZA9DU07P0MLA12185
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 5.7L V12
  • Number of cylinders: 12
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: White with Red Piping
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

1991 Lamborghini Diablo overview

-Single Owner From New Vehicle
-580 Original Miles From New
-Ultra-Carefully Cared For Preservation Special
-Ordered new with Ultra-Rare Optional Bruguet Chronometer
-Special Order / Special Request Interior
Year1991MakeLamborghiniModelDiabloVINZA9DU07P0MLA12185Production Sequence185 of 401 examplesCompletedFebruary 1991Mileage580 Miles
Options:Bruguet 4330 ChronometerAlpine SubwooferAlpine Remote CD SystemSpecial Request Interior Color and Trim
Background:
Lamborghini’s flagship mid-engined, 12-cyliinder Contach had been in production in various forms for ten years. The complicated design was difficult to both build as well as serviceand after a decad, the once striking design was starting to show its age. in 1985, Lamborghini’s Swiss-based owners', the Mimran Brothers funded a design study for a replacementunder the code-name “Project 132. Their only direct input was that the new model be capable of reaching 315kph / 196mph.
As with the previous Countach, Marcello Ghandini was tasked with the new vehicle’s design. Work started in June of 1985 but it was not until Chrysler bought Lamborghini in 1987 thatsufficient funding was available to see the project return practical results.
The main focus was on improvements and refinement or the Countach theme into a more practical layout and to take advantage of more modern production methods. Under the skin,the new vehicles was a marvel of engineering and design but Ghandini was insisting on exterior features that remained very angular and to senior staff more than a bit dated.Ghandini’s services were terminated and a new design team took over working extensively on the exterior features, softening of the body shape and adding a far more curvaceousappearance to the final prototypes.
Running prototypes were extensively testedand by mid-1989, the name Diablo had been selectedcarrying on Lamborghini's tradition of naming its cars after breeds of fighting bulls.The Diablo was named after a ferocious bull raised by theDuke of Veraguain the 19th century, famous for fighting an epic battle with "El Chicorro” in Madrid on July 11, 1869.In thewords ofTop Gearpresenter,Jeremy Clarkson, the Diablo was designed "solely to be the biggest head-turner in the world.”
The production Diablo was presented to the public and offered for sale on January 21, 1990. Its power came from an all new, 5.7-liter, 48-valve version of the existingLamborghiniV12but nowfeatured all new,dual overhead camsand computer-controlledmulti-point fuel injection, producing a maximum output of 485bhp. The new Diablo could easily reach 60mph in under 4.5 seconds and had a true top speed of 202 mph!
The Diablo came far better equipped than the Countach with standard features that included fully adjustable seats and steering wheel, electric windows, climate control system and and a state of the art,Alpinestereosystem. There were just a few options available. These included,a custom-molded driver's seat, remote CD changer andsubwoofer, rearspoiler, factory fitted luggage set priced at $2,600 and an exclusiveBreguetChronometer for the dash with the astounding price of $10,500! Many owners opted for the optional Alpine subwoofer and remote CD system, which was the most popular of the options. This was followed by the rear wing which somehow never looked quite right in most buyers opinions and the fitted luggage. The rarest and most expensive of the options was of course the unique Bruguet Chronometer. During the production run of the Diablo, Bruguet built only 50 of these specialty clocks, but just 21 are known to have been fitted new to actual vehicle. The remainder were purchased by collectors and never fitted to vehicles new. Those fitted new featured both a unique “Series” number as well as the vehicles individual chassis number on the front of each time piece.
Although not publicly advertised, special clients were given some consideration for “unique" request options and features, such as special exterior and interior colors, wheels and trim.
Lamborghini’s Diablo remained in production nearly as long as had the Countach and like the Countach it was given a variety of updates, improvements, variations changes and a several name changes reflecting major changes to the design. These included, the Diablo VT, SE30, SE30 Jota, SV, VT and VT Roadster VT 6.0 and VT 6.0 SE. Despite still selling well ten-years after first being seen, Lamborghini’s new owner’s, Volkswagen Audi Group were looking to completely modernize the Lamborghini line and this more than anything else led to the end of the Diablo in all its many variations.
Chassis NoZA9DU07P0MLA12185This particular Diablo is a standard North American Market Production model built in February of 1991. It was however one of only 21 known examples fitted from new with the very special Bruguet Chronometer option, which cost an astounding $10,500 in 1991! It was also fitted with the optional Alpine subwoofer and remote CD system. The interior was a special request white leather to match the exterior paint but fitted with contrasting red-piping.
Despite being a normal production, USA model, this Diablo was sold new and shipped direct from New Jersey to Japan where it was road-registered for just one year. Upon arrival in Japan, this Diablo was issued plates “33 1817” on March 4th, 1992. The registration expired the following year, on March 31st, 1993. It was then stored in a private museum until our purchase earlier this month. This true “Museum-Quality” example has covered just 580 miles from new and it is very likely the finest preserved and one of the lowest mileage examples that still exists.
This Diablo is sold with services current and up to date in excellent running and driving condition but it is clearly a “preservation” example and should be carefully treated as such. It is sold complete with correct leather wallet and manual as well as both tool and jack kits.
Please contact me at your convenience if I can assist further with inspections, test drives, the purchase and shipping of this very special machine.
Kind regards always,
Bill Noon
Symbolic International
11425 Sorrento Valley Road
San Diego, California 92121 USA
Phone619 840 7811
Emailbill@symbolicinternational.com
Websitehttp://symbolicinternational.com
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