In 1996, the longtime CEO of The Trump Organization and current Republican presidential candidate purchased one of the few vehicles that can match his own penchant for subtlety and restraint — a 1997 Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster. After changing hands a few times, the Le Mans Blue Italian sports car wound up in the clutches of New Yorker Michael Digonis, who has put it up for sale for a whopping $299,000. The news comes via The Drive.
The Diablo isn’t just special because of its exceptionally well-groomed former owner; this particular VT Roadster is one of only 200 or so ever made. The mid-engine, all-wheel drive exotic was one of the first Lambos to top 200 mph, and it maintains its bedroom poster looks to this day. Power came from a screaming 5.7-liter V12 that pumped out 492 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque, good for a 0 to 60 mph sprint in the neighborhood of 4.0 seconds.
Trump’s model appears to be in pristine condition and has the original insurance card, certificate of liability, and a recent CarFax report to prove its legitimacy. The odometer is pegged 14,992 miles at the time of this writing — fairly high for a car of this type — but it has retained its factory specifications outside of a custom Donald Trump badge and 2016 presidential campaign sticker. Nothing that a hair dryer and razor blade won’t fix.
Before you get to de-Trumpifying your new ride, though, consider the potential value of this car if The Donald wins the Republican nomination or the general election next year. Presidential supercars aren’t exactly a common occurrence on Craigslist, so tempting as it may be — for many of us — you may want to leave the badges on for now.
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