1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV valued at up to $246,000

The last 1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV to roll off the production line in the 20th century will be offered at Silverstone Auctions' Restoration Show Sale on March 5-6.

The car is valued at £150,000-170,000 ($217,029-245,967) ahead of the auction, which will be held at the NEC in Birmingham, UK.

Lamborghini Diablo Silverstone
The 1999 Lamborghini Diablo was the last built in the 20th century

It's referred to as the final "purebred" Diablo as although Volkswagen acquired Lamborghini in 1998, the German marque did not fully take over the company's operations until 2000.

According to Silverstone Auctions: "Generally speaking, being 'last' gets a bit of a bad press.

"Naturally there are exceptions to this, and I think that the last Lamborghini Diablo SV imported into the UK, the last Diablo SV off the production line in 1999, and, most importantly, the Last Lamborghini to leave Sant'Agata that Millenium, would certainly qualify as an exception…

"The condition of the car is amazing for the year and it drives superbly, particularly after a chassis and suspension restoration in 2013 at a cost of over £10,000."

Other modern supercars featured include a 1989 Ferrari Testarossa, which is valued at £75,000-90,000 ($108,532-130,239).

The lot is one of a small number of Koenig Specials, professionally tuned by master mechanic Willy Koenig.

Koenig often drastically altered the car's bodywork, infuriating Enzo Ferrari who insisted the modified Ferraris should be stripped of their badges.

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