Of course it's for sale.
When it comes to buying a supercar as an investment you sometimes need just as much patience as you do cash. What we mean is, not all supercars can be flipped for instant profit a week after the delivery. You might need to wait in order for demand to increase. That’s the case here with this 1999 Lamborghini Diablo SV—all base Diablos were SVs in ’99—on sale at Lamborghini Montreal for $499,900. This example has only 1.8 kilometers on the clock. That’s only 1.1 miles. Some people have driveways that long!
The Diablo SV boasts a 5.7-liter V12 pushing 529 horsepower and 446 lb-ft of torque. It could do over 200 mph and go from 0-60 mph in just 4.0 seconds. But the most noteworthy thing about the ’99 MY is the new look of the Diablo. The pop-up headlights are gone and the interior received a sizable makeover. The instrument cluster, center console and steering wheel were all new. Hell, even the wheels were new. But the SV was still the base trim and although rare(ish) it’s not like this car was an instant collector’s item. None of these examples we found on Autotrader are even close to the $499,900 asking price of this Canadian Lambo. OK, there was one but it’s a special edition—one of 12—according to its ad.
But that’s where patience comes into play. The owner of this car was content to sit on it until demand started to pick up. We know this because we called Lamborghini Montreal and asked how the hell a car from 1999 could have less than two miles on the clock. After speaking with salesman Bernard Durand we learned that the owner of this car purchased it and then locked it away with the intent of selling it once demand rose. This mystery collector is also selling a 1990 25th Anniversary Edition Countach with just 130 kilometers (80 miles) on the clock. That one is priced at $799,900. Note that the Diablo is listed for sale in USD, not CAD, so we expect that the Countach is priced in USD as well.
Normally we aren’t big fans of people who don’t drive their supercars and use them as investments, but it’s really hard to hate the hustle in this case. It must have taken an insane amount of patience and control to not drive these Lamborghinis all those years. In the case of the Diablo even a trip to the store appears to have been off limits. Hopefully both of these cars sell and the owner uses the cash to pick up a new Aventador or Huracan (or both).