Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Saturday 24th October 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two
Registration Number: Swiss registered Chassis Number: 15136
Legend has it that Ferruccio Lamborghini, a successful manufacturer of tractors and air conditioning units bought a Ferrari and found it wanting. He took it back to Maranello and, infuriated by the haughty reception he received, vowed to make a better car. Before long, Lamborghini was established as one of the world’s most desirable marques.
The first generation of cars all used a ‘quad-cam’ 4-litre V12 engine and they were so successful that Lamborghini decided to tackle the Ferrari Dino. The Urraco of 1970 was virtually the smaller brother of the fabulous Miura. It had, however, an advanced new steel chassis of near-monocoque construction with front and rear suspension by MacPherson struts and lower wishbones, and a transversely-mounted 220bhp V8 engine of 2,463cc which drove through a fi