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post #1 of 23 Old 03-29-2012, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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I've done something bad...

Hi All

Yesterday I took delivery of a 1995 Lamborghini Diablo VT.

It is silver with a black interior and has a mad Tubi exhaust.

I have loved the Diablo since it was launched back when I was 15 and I must say it felt amazing as I parked it next to the 1:18 die cast model I bought back in 1992.

It is actually quite easy to drive (it has a modified clutch that is actually quite light - much more so than the 308, and easy to use) but is in no way a car for an introvert. People were literally hanging out their car windows taking photos - I'm not that comfortable with this aspect of the car actually.

It sounds absolutely mad and looks bonkers. Not that slow either!!!

Take care

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post #2 of 23 Old 03-29-2012, 09:50 PM
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Seems Nightlife has started something here..........................


Congratulations. How many are in South Africa?
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Thanks - Nightlife gave some useful advice when I was shopping.

I'm not sure of the exact numbers here but I would say that there can't be more than 20.

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Congratulations ! The best of all worlds is always when we are able to get what we lust for. Drive safely !
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Ciao congratulations and welcome to the Dark side

So happy for you my man when ever you have time can you please make a video of the exhaust note with the Tubi please. I am in the market for an aftermarket leaning toward Larni but options open.

meanwhile make this your daily wake up alarm, or have it set up every time you open the garage door this plays, you will be smiling from ear to ear
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yys5...eature=related


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Congrats Mike.

Looks great!! Enjoy.

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congrats, i know you will enjoy it. my goal is to have another one someday! i miss it.



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congrats, i know you will enjoy it. my goal is to have another one someday! i miss it.
I miss it too Ed, especially that mysterious aroma emanating from the seats.
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Mike you did it!
Pleased for you.

Yes I agree that is the type of car that only an introvert would drive

Your neighbourhood will never be the same
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That looks great in silver. Congrats.
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Congratulations!

A work of art - enjoy!

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Congratulations Mike, she looks magnificent! I was fortunate enough to pootle around in this very car in 1997/8 when we had it for sale at Porsche Centre. The music was epic! Please keep us updated with driving reports and ownership experiences.

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Thanks for all the good wishes!

I drove a fair bit yesterday. What a rush that car is!

Now to get my 308 back from some cosmetic work!

One more pic attached.

Kind regards

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is that wing from another model? thought the adjustable part was on the se or something.



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Mike, congrats on a iconic V12.
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Congratulations Mike. Mental, mad, bonkers car. You will have to get accustomed to a completely different reaction from Joe Public if my experience is an indication.

I guess there are several of us here. Time I came out of the closet - heres mine.
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I guess there are several of us here. Time I came out of the closet - heres mine.[/QUOTE]

Another work of art - I now know where the term came from 'when the doors go up the tops come off".

What's the downside - is there a maintenance issue or is it a recipe for divorce which would certainly make sense.

Couldn't imagine the attention this would get.

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Hey Mike,

fantastic! I wish you many happy miles and hope to catch a ride in it someday. Now it's time for a nice drive to Golden Gate for a photoshoot!

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Hey Onno

Pity our 12 cylinder cars are on different continents!

When you are here next let's try hook up for a drive and a beer (in that order!!!)

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