Diablo, Roller and Monteverdi at Oldtimer

By: Guy Allen

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Strange shed fellows at Queensland showroom

We couldn't help sharing these pics – for a start it’s hard to think of two high-end cars with a greater difference in purpose: a 1992 Lamborghini Diablo and a 1965 Rolls-Royce dropped.

They’re at Oldtimer in Brisbane, which deals in high-end collectible cars and a walk through their showroom (by appointment only) is well worth the effort. For example, the Rolls-Royce is a 1965 Silver Cloud III with a hand-built body by Mulliner Park Ward. These things are rare, to say the least, and there’s an enthusiastic world market for them, which is reflected in the substantial $479,500 price tag.

Montiverdi 375L 1703

Meanwhile the Diablo is one of those cars you need to see in the flesh – they’re a spectacular and wicked-looking beast, in a very different way to the current Lamborghinis. This one is a low-mile example (under 35,000km) and is on the market for $300,000. We’ll bring you some more info and photos on this one shortly.

Something else we couldn’t help but notice was the 1969 Monteverdi 375L sitting in the same shed. Conceived by a Swiss gent with wide motor industry connections, these are extraordinary-looking things and built in tiny numbers. The elegant bodywork and cabin look to be beautifully constructed.

Montiverdi Badge

Under the bonnet you had a Chrysler 440 (with a choice of auto or manual transmissions), which was enough to punt these things to a claimed 161mph (260km/h), so they lived up to their ‘high speed’ badge. And no, this one is not for sale!


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