Supercar Swap: LS-Powered 1995 Lamborghini Diablo For Sale

One of our favorite pastimes is looking for cars that we don’t need and can’t afford. While it’s fun to find the vehicles, it’s also a torturous and cruel pastime, especially when we find things like this 1995 Lamborghini Diablo located right outside of Las Vegas on Craigslist.

“After purchasing a V12 Diablo and coming to terms with myself that I didn’t want the expense of the V12 or any part of it defaulting from engine parts to either of the two computers. I have an hour commute to town, and putting a lot of mileage on a Diablo isn’t the greatest idea for appreciation. I wanted an exotic to put miles on without worry. So…after some simple deciding, I came to a conclusion. Sold the V12 and purchased another ’95 fire damaged Diablo, restored it with a newly built famous Corvette LS3. Afterwards (8 years later), I felt so much better, no need to worry about expensive parts if you can even get them. Now, these drivetrain parts are readily available everywhere and reasonably priced. I was able to increase the horsepower from 492 to 550, lighten the vehicle weight by a few hundred pounds, no more high dollar clutch replacements or services while almost doubling fuel mileage.

The LS is mated to a Porsche 911 G-50 gearbox w/taller 4th and 5th gear, limited-slip diff, billet endplate, and cable side shifter. The interior is black leather and Alcantara with orange stitching. After completing the project took it on a road trip from Nevada to Colorado and back, it was finally nice to drive an Exotic without worries; best mileage was 23.8 mpg. I did add some creature comforts during the restoration, hidden cup holders, and heated seats…probably the only Diablo out there that has them along with an incredible sound system. To me, the Lamborghini Murcielago Hercules wheels complement the Diablo and help update the car very well.


I don’t drive the car much anymore do to traveling and find it a waste to put so much in a car and not use it, don’t need to sell but figured on putting it out there to see if it’s meant to be in the hands of someone else. The car does have a clean and clear Nevada Lamborghini title, not salvaged, or home-built also comes with some spare parts. Sorry guys…can’t do trades.
Also, if the ad is running, it’s still for sale. If it doesn’t sell, then it’s possibly meant to be. I’m supposed to keep and finish her off with some turbos as I always wanted to do that to this car. Any other info needed, please email me.”

If you want to be the most popular kid on the block, this rare beauty can be yours for a small fee of $105,000. Honestly, this seems like a bargain to us considering what you’re getting and imagine the looks rolling into LS Fest West!

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Brian Havins

A gearhead for life, Brian is obsessed with all things fast. Banging gears, turning wrenches, and praying while spraying are just a few of his favorite things.
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