Lamborghini has always had a knack for (arguably) the most elaborate designs of the auto world, thereby becoming the iconic poster car of the 1990s for any teenage boy’s wall. And this Lamborghini Diablo, the replacement for the Vice-era Countach, is no exception.
The Diablo was manufactured from 1990 until 2001, but in 1994 Lamborghini produced a special edition of the vehicle — the Diablo SE30 that celebrated 30 years of the company and its supercar. Flash forward to a fresh-faced 2015 and we are happy to say that one of these very special machines is for sale.
Lamborghini only made 25 examples of the Diablo SE30, and this particular model is number 8. It has just shy of 19,000 miles on the odometer and is finished in a vehicle-specific metallic purple exterior color, clearly something only 1994 could pull off. The vehicle has been completely and fully serviced, and major parts have been updated, including valves and JOTA race cams. A custom exhaust has also been installed, but retains the OEM exhaust tips for the time-period correct look.
The paint is also protected by a dealer-installed “Venture Shield”, so as to assuage worries about the hue fading or coming into contact with anything to harm it. And unlike other Lamborghini Diablos of the time, the SE30 shipped with race-ready OEM 4-point seat belts and SE30 shoulder pads.
Given that this Diablo is one of 25 ever produced, this a piece that cannot be passed up for those who value the Diablo and the special kind of exclusivity provided by the SE30. The listing is currently asking nearly $300,000 for the car, and it seems that it just might be the ticket for those longing for a world where high-power V12 engines are paired with a gated manual shifter.