very early diablo are some of the quickest: Myth or Truth?

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  1. Lemacc

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    While the early cars' dash isn't bad, it has nothing on the late cars. That has to be one of the best looking interiors of ANY car.

    I like the cameras strapped to the car. lol
     
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    Yes, I agree Emilio.

    I actually went the opposite way with my 91. I bought it with a big brake conversion, and 18 inch Murcielago wheels. Now back to it original condition. Rebuilding the original calipers, installing new rotors, brake lines and new pads I brake with the same confidence as when the Brembo kit was on. The Diablo tracks true now with the original rims and new tires, the Murci rims have a slightly different offset in the rear causing my diablo to wander a bit. Mine actually became more of a pleasure to drive back at all it's original settings. Love the early Diablos
     
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    The early (non modified) cars have such nice interior, especially the seats are some of the best looking in any car.
    And, if you cannot see over the tall gauge binnacle, you probably cant depress the clutch pedal anyway. Go buy a Gallardo. :)

    Yes, the later cars are more modern and comfortable, sure, but they do not scream Italian super car like the original interior do. If anything the 6.0 dash, with the flat carbon face and chrome rings on the dials, always reminded me of a replica. :/

    Here is my interior
    http://www.viaretro.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/s_int.jpg
     
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    That was the first VT to arrive in Australia. Early production model.
    I looked at it when it was for sale at Sydney Lamborghini in 2011, but it was rough. It still had the holes in the floor from where the roll cage was fitted and it still had the race harness.
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  9. EMILIO

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    that is a car with a very interesting history though...worth to restore (imo)
     
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    I agree with you now. But 5 years ago it was just viewed just as a rough car and one to stay away from when there were plenty of other mint VTs for sale.
     
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    ...without the interesting history.
    Having a race car is a special feel, that a car could realise its potential. I have an 70s race car with roll cage, triple-webers without filters and rich history. Making it stock again would kill it.
     
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    the countach wheels "reinvented" for the early diablo and VT
    still good looking: nice design piece on the early diablo

    again: i think these aged better than some of the later wheels on diablos
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    red RHD car: never been a fan of red lamborghinis, but sure it does looks good on this diablo with light color interior and red piping!

    it may be a 93...or it could be an older car with mirrors painted at a later time body colour
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    yes, very true: perception of cars is different today

    5 years ago it was probably a very hard to sell diablo
     
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    NLA12416, so produced in 1992. Also a rare black carpet/red car (usually red or tan carpets in red cars)
     
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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a_b53FszpA[/ame]

    early diablo in an old TOP GEAR episode
    sorry for the bad quality
     
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    Here is my ECU, EU spec Uk delivery.
     
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    Picture?
     
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    Mine is NLA12495, April 92 registration in Belgium. Fast as hell, love it.
    If you want a pic of the chassis plate, I have one somewhere :)

    I have :D
    Was still pushing strong at 325 by the way :)

    Another thing is that a lot of the cars are "at least XXX HP" from the factory. So even though 492 was the official number, some cars came with 10 or 20HP more. Heard the same for the Murcie.

    You also have to remember that Ferrari did the same with the F40. None of them had just 478HP. Little differences on a Turbo car can make a big change in HP.
     
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    our 93 diablo at the recent top selection meet in Italy
    6 diablos at the meet, 2 were 2wd and one a early VT
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    The early Diablo wheels are pure art make the car. I like them better than Ferrari wheels
     
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