At the recent Barrett-Jackson Classic Car Auction, an extremely rare 1997 Lamborghini Diablo VT that was made exclusively for Donald Trump set a new record for the most expensive Diablo sold at auction.
Painted in a one-of-one special Blu Le Mans color, the car was customized to include a door plaque that stated “Donald Trump 1997 Diablo.” Only 132 Diablo VT’s were made between 1997 and 1999.
Trump sold the Diablo VT in 2002 with dead on 15,000 miles on the odometer, meaning that it was actually driven, and quite often, in his ownership period.
When the gavel finally fell, the selling price before fees was $1.1 million USD, with auction visitors cheering as the price broke $1 million.
The previous most expensive Diablo sold at auction was in May 2017, a 1994 Diablo SE30 that went for $396,915 via RM Sotheby’s.