Lamborghini from Jamiroquai’s Cosmic Girl video for sale

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  • Lamborghini Diablo played a famous role in 1996 Jamiroquai Cosmic Girl video
  • This is the second of two Lamborghinis used in the video after one was crashed
  • It also suffered damaged during filming and lost the windscreen
  • It’s one of just 150 Diablo SE30 limited edition models ever made
  • Jay Kay bought the car in 1999 and kept it for three years 

It’s just a cosmic car, with a price tag from another galaxy. 

That’s right, this is the genuine Lamborghini Diablo driven by Jamiroquai’s Jay Kay in the iconic music video for 1996 hit single Cosmic Girl – and it’s for sale in the UK.

Advertised by Preston-based supercar seller Amari, who originally sold the car to the singer after his first one was written off, it is being listed for a monumental £549,995 – double the going rate of standard Diablos today.

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Cosmic car: One of two Lamborghini Diablo SE30 models to feature in the video for hit single Cosmic Girl is available for sale in the UK

Cosmic car: One of two Lamborghini Diablo SE30 models to feature in the video for hit single Cosmic Girl is available for sale in the UK

Jay Kay's hair can be seen fluttering in the wind during the video. That's because one of the precision drivers hit a camera in this Diablo - the second to be used in the video - and knocked out the windscreen

Jay Kay’s hair can be seen fluttering in the wind during the video. That’s because one of the precision drivers hit a camera in this Diablo – the second to be used in the video – and knocked out the windscreen

Mr Kay’s easily recognisable Lamborghini has just been listed at AutoTrader.co.uk in the last few days. 

The car owned by the Deeper Underground and Virtual Insanity singer is one that will pull at the heart strings of plenty of petrol heads.

The 1996 video is considered as one of the most iconic motoring music clips of all time, featuring the limited edition Viola Metallic Lamborghini piloted by Jay Kay in a race through the Spanish mountains with a legendary Ferrari F40 – loaned by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason – and a F355 Berlinetta.

The dynamic video shows the cars veering and swerving across the twisting route, with the purple Diablo featuring heavily throughout.

But it’s no standard Lamborghini. 

In fact, it is just one of 150 SE30 limited edition models ever made to celebrate 30 years of the Italian marque building road cars, of which just 16 were right hand drive like this one. That makes it incredibly collectible even without the Cosmic Girl connection.

However, the story behind its appearance is likely to add significant worth. 

An identical car used in filming for the video was crashed by one of the transporting drivers. Jay Kay had to source this one to complete the footage

An identical car used in filming for the video was crashed by one of the transporting drivers. Jay Kay had to source this one to complete the footage

The Lamborghini (right) featured alongside the Ferrari F40 in the memorable video. The F40 belonged to Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason

The Lamborghini (right) featured alongside the Ferrari F40 in the memorable video. The F40 belonged to Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason

Three cars - with a Ferrari F355 Berlinetta picture in the distance - were captured speeding though the Spanish mountains in the iconic video 

Three cars – with a Ferrari F355 Berlinetta picture in the distance – were captured speeding though the Spanish mountains in the iconic video 

That’s because a different purple Diablo SE30 – also owned by Jay Kay – was originally used during filming in 1996, but was crashed by a transport driver who took it for a spin – quite literally – before loading it into the delivery vehicle. 

It was later written off.

To retain consistency for the video, the singer sourced this one from Lamborghini – of which he said just two were ever made in this colour – and it was used for the remaining footage.

This replacement Diablo also suffered damage during filming, though. One of the precision drivers used for action scenes hit a camera, which took out the car windscreen – watch the music video closely and you can see Jay Kay’s hair blowing in the wind and his eyes squinting as many of the scenes are shot without a windscreen in place.

FOUR OF JAY KAY’S CARS SOLD AT AUCTION OVER THE WEEKEND 

As well as this Lamborghini hitting the market in the last week, four cars last owned by Jay Kay, a renowned collector, were sold at the Silverstone Auctions sale at the Silverstone Classic event over the weekend:

1967 Fiat 1000 Abarth TC

Sold for £13,500 

This little Fiat is another of Jay Kay’s collection to appear in a music video – it was used in the 2005 hit Seven Days is Sunny June. 

The singer bought the little yellow Abarth 1000 two years earlier and it has remained in his collection since.

1994 Lancia Delta Integrale Evo II

Sold for £42,190

This is a second generation Integrale that was first supplied to a customer in Italy but imported to the UK six years later.

The Jamiroquai front man bought it in 2009 and has formed a part of his significant collection ever since. After being frustrated by an engine misfire,  he sent the car to highly respected Lancia specialists, Walkers, for a complete engine rebuild in January 2017.

1986 BMW M5 (E28)

Sold for £29,810 

Just 129 right-hand drive M5 E28 cars were ever produced, with this particular car being the UK press model.

It was sold with a comprehensive history file documenting the 150,000 miles covered. The fact the last owner is none other than Jay Kay himself should help it retain much of the selling value.

1975 BMW 2002 Turbo  

Sold for £70,880

The apple of the Jay Kay collection sold at the weekend in this 2002 Turbo. This was one of the very first classic cars he bought back in 1995 and has remained in his stable for 22 years.

This weekend was the first time this 2002 Turbo has been offered for sale since he bought it and is a very rare example of the breed.

Amari Super Cars says it has been involved in the sale of this Lamborghini to different owners

Amari Super Cars says it has been involved in the sale of this Lamborghini to different owners

The Diablo is being listed with a price tag of £550,000, which is significantly more than standard SE30 models

The Diablo is being listed with a price tag of £550,000, which is significantly more than standard SE30 models

This car's appearance in the Jamiroquai music video means it has more kerb appeal than any other Lamborghini of its kind

This car’s appearance in the Jamiroquai music video means it has more kerb appeal than any other Lamborghini of its kind

Three years later, the singer bought this car from Amari and kept it in his famous supercar collection before selling it back to the dealership some three years later. 

The most recent owner – one of five – has kept it for the last four years.

Number 142 of 150 built, has covered just 17,276 miles in 21 years.

The difference between this and regular Diablos -which sell for between £150,000 and £200,000 on today’s market – included a deep front spoiler with two additional driving lights, twin-duct side intakes, an engine cover which mimicked the one on the Miura supercar and ultra-light magnesium wheels. 

While most of the body was aluminum, these new pieces were constructed in carbon fibre.

The Diablo SE30 had performance modifications increasing power to 525bhp and resulted in a top speed of 207mph

The Diablo SE30 had performance modifications increasing power to 525bhp and resulted in a top speed of 207mph

The Diablo is one of the poster cars of the 90s.
This model in particular is one of just two right hand drive versions finished in Viola Metallic paint

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The Diablo is one of the poster cars of the 90s. This model in particular is one of just two right hand drive versions finished in Viola Metallic paint

The 4.7-litre V12 engine is gold plated - one of the unique features of the SE30 celebration model

The 4.7-litre V12 engine is gold plated – one of the unique features of the SE30 celebration model

The side windows were also different – a copy from the original Countach windows, with just a small piece that moved – and the 4.7-litre V12 engine was gold-plated.

Performance was also upped with a new exhaust system, modified cylinder head and magnesium castings which took the power up to 525bhp and a top speed of 207mph.   

‘There simply isn’t another Diablo like this on the market, and may not be for a long time,’ Amari’s description says.

‘Most of these cars are locked away in collections now, and this is one that can surely only appreciate in value. A true modern classic.

‘There is only a handful of SE30’s for sale in the world, and they all are LHD cars, averaging £150k to £160k. Ours appears to be the only RHD car for sale anywhere, adding more to the exclusivity of it.’ 

This is number 142 of just 150 cars built. There are certainly no more than 149 left in existence after Jay Kay's original car was written off

This is number 142 of just 150 cars built. There are certainly no more than 149 left in existence after Jay Kay’s original car was written off

Jay Kay was at the wheel of the car during the footage as he and pals raced through twisting scenic routes

Jay Kay was at the wheel of the car during the footage as he and pals raced through twisting scenic routes

Many will remember the blue velour from the Lamborghini, it probably isn't too all tastes

Many will remember the blue velour from the Lamborghini, it probably isn’t too all tastes

The car emerged on used car sales site AutoTrader.co.uk on Friday, and Amari hopes it could entice Jay Kay to be reunited with arguably his most famous car.

Auto Trader car’s editor, Andy Pringle, said, ‘You’ll often find rare, exotic and famous cars on Auto Trader, but it’s not every day you’ll find one from another galaxy.

‘One of three classic supercars used in the Cosmic Girl video, it’s the only one that the Space Cowboy actually owned. 

‘Diablo is Spanish for Devil, and this really is one hell of a car. The Diablo was the first Lamborghini capable of more than 200mph, and this particular SE30 is as rare as they come.

‘It might price most die-hard Jay Kay fans out at over half a million pounds, but there could be a love affair reunited if Jay Kay’s browsing Auto Trader this week.’

The car has covered just 17,276 miles in 21 years, the Amari Super Car advert claims

The car has covered just 17,276 miles in 21 years, the Amari Super Car advert claims

Jay Kay (left) driving the purple Lamborghini with Stuart Zender - Jamiroquai bass guitarist - in the passenger seat

Jay Kay (left) driving the purple Lamborghini with Stuart Zender – Jamiroquai bass guitarist – in the passenger seat

If you can afford the monumental asking price, you could be the owner of a piece of music video history by buying the Lamborghini Diablo

If you can afford the monumental asking price, you could be the owner of a piece of music video history by buying the Lamborghini Diablo





Courtesy: Daily Mail Online

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