My first Diablo

spicercars

spicercars

Greasemonkey
Jan 7, 2019
141
43
Saginaw MN
I bought this car in the spring of 1984 before I graduated high school. About two years later the transmission went out and I parked it. My dad at the time had a nice heated building and told me that a car that nice shouldn't sit out. So the spring of 1988 I loaded it up and took it to my dads where it sat there until 2016 when he passed away. It was one of the things out of site out of mind. So I brought it home and got it running but it leaked oil everywhere. The winter of 2016 I pulled the motor and transmission out. Built a nice 400 small block and 350 turbo trans and put it back together. Wow what a time capsule. The last time I drove this car I was 22 years old. My wife and I enjoy a cruise once and awhile. I'm
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so glad it sat at my dads for all those years because chances are I wouldn't still have it or it would have rusted in to ground.
 
Longroof79

Longroof79

Rocket Powered Basset Hound
Oct 14, 2008
10,009
113
Gainesville, Fl
Thanks for sharing the story. Nice Diablo. I'm glad that it was preserved and kept out of the elements over the years. It's nice to see that you got it running and driving and are able to enjoy cruising in it again.
 
motorheadmike

motorheadmike

Comic Book Super Hero
Nov 18, 2009
3,881
113
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Stellar ride!

My Dad had a Diablo, and it was a bucket; but it got me to and from University during the winter of 2000 while the Monte sat parked.
 

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