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1992 Lamborghini Diablo

Base Coupe
$187,000
Sale Price
No
Reserve
2 July 2022
Sold Date
763
Lot Number
#3+
Visually maintained, largely original
Barrett-Jackson
Auction House
Chassis number ZA9DU07P6NLA12466. Purple over black leather. 5707cc/485hp V-12, 5-speed, older Pirelli P Zero tires, Blaupunkt CD stereo, Momo steering wheel.

Evaluation: Bad repaint, especially by exotic car standards, with imperfect masking and uneven finish around the edges. On top of that, there are several chips and touch ups. The engine cover and rear wing also don’t match the rest of the car. The rubber between the quarter window and roof is loose. The rest of the car looks OK, but there is little in the way of service represented. It’s impossible to miss a purple Lamborghini, but it’s also impossible to miss how disappointing this one’s paint actually is.

Bottom Line: Pulled up by massive prices for its Countach predecessors and by growing interest in analog exotic cars generally, Diablos have appreciated big time and done so very quickly, in some cases more than doubling in value since the mid-2010s. The Vegas bidders didn’t, however, get ahead of themselves on this car, putting up condition #3 money for a condition #3 Diablo. That it had been owned by Danny Koker of Counts Kustoms (“Counting Cars” on the History Channel) didn’t seem to have inspired any extra paddle waving.

by Andrew Newton
8 July 2022
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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