Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster 1997 – USA

Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster to fenomenalny i niezwykle drogi supersamochód. Prezentowany egzemplarz to jeden 66 egzemplarzy z roku 1997, a jego jedynym właścicielem jest nie kto inny, jak bokserski mistrz wagi ciężkiej, George Foreman. Tego szczególnego zakupu dokonał w roku, gdy kończył swoją zawodową karierę. Na liczniku Lambo widnieje dziś zaledwie 1907 mil, choć gdy samochód jeździł, mistrz zapewne robił z 492 KM właściwy użytek. W 2014 roku, 300 mil temu, wóz przeszedł serwis obejmujący wymianę sprzęgła i nowe opony. Prognozowana cena na nadchodzącej aukcji domu aukcyjnego Mecum to 285 – 325 tys. USD.

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LOT S119 MONTEREY 2016 AUG 18-20
1997 LAMBORGHINI DIABLO VT ROADSTER
Formerly Owned by George Foreman, 1907 Miles

Engine 5.7L
Trans 5-Speed
Color Red
Interior Tan
VIN/Serial ZA9RU37B4VLA12770

ESTIMATE
$285,000 – $325,000

HIGHLIGHTS

One private owner since new, former boxing world champion, George Foreman
Documented with copies of original title and registration card in George Foreman’s name
1,907 miles, metric odometer reads 3,200 kilometers
1 of approximately 66 produced for 1997
All wheel drive
5.7L V-12 engine
5-speed manual transmission
Brembo disc brakes
Believed to be original Smalto Rosso exterior paint
Tan leather interior with Red piping
Alpine stereo system
Power windows
Recent major engine-out service performed within last 300 miles including new clutch and tires performed in November, 2014 at a cost of over $11,000
Passed California Emissions in July, 2016
Recent compression and leak down test performed with near perfect results
Original 1997 tires included
Autographed George Foreman boxing gloves with accompanying certificate of authenticity
Autographed George Foreman grill
Framed picture and ticket stub from 'The Rumble in the Jungle'
Miscellaneous George Foreman boxing memorabilia
Service records since new
Tools in original leather bags
Books and manuals

This 1997 Diablo VT Roadster was owned George Foreman, the famous former World Heavyweight boxing champion and grilling King. It has traveled a mere 1,907 miles with the metric odometer reading 3,200 kilometers, marking it as a very special example. George Foreman dominated his competition in the ring throughout his impressive professional boxing career; posting 76 wins with 68 knock-outs and only 5 losses from 1969-1997. In fact, “Big George” won the first 45 boxing matches of his professional career; besting Joe Fraiser for the Heavyweight title in 1973. In 1974 his first defeat came at the hands of Muhammad Ali, where Foreman lost his WBC and WBA Heavyweight titles. The year 1997 was Forman’s last year of competitive boxing, and not coincidently, the year he purchased this Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster brand new. The Diablo debuted with several improvements that help set it apart from Countach. Niceties such as a fully adjustable steering wheel and seating, an Alpine stereo system and power windows combined with a handful of available options. Later anti-lock brakes would join the improvements, but the biggest change would come when the Diablo VT, or Viscous Traction, joined the lineup in 1993. The VT differed from a standard Diablo in a number of ways, most notably being the all-wheel drive system made possible by a viscous center differential modified from the Lamborghini LM002 4-wheel drive system. The car handled like no other and hosted a number of other improvements to engineering and overall comfort. Some of the more interesting elements were a more ergonomically designed interior with a revised dashboard, power steering, four-piston brake calipers and larger intakes to improve brake cooling. Over time, each of these would trickle down to the base Diablo, making it hard to tell one from the other except for the VT system. In December of 1995, the Diablo VT Roadster was introduced with removable carbon fiber roof panel that was placed atop the engine lid when the top was open. VT Roadsters got a new front bumper, brake cooling ducts and headlights among other revisions and it proved a stupendous way to enjoy a supercar. Presented in bright red with a tan leather interior piped in red, the car has appropriate all-wheel drive and the 492 HP 5.7L V-12 engine backed by a 5-speed manual transmission.