1969 Lamborghini Islero

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Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1969
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy

Italy

Saturday 25th October 2008

Admission by catalogue only - admits two.

The Lamborghini Islero is surely one of the rarest and yet least appreciated of Lamborghinis. Developed specifically at the request of Ferruccio Lamborghini as a replacement for the 400GT, the car''s excellent performance was contrasted by its intentionally understated elegance. This was not appreciated by many would-be customers, however, to whom Lamborghini meant Miura and nothing else. In fact, its price of $20,000 was on a par with that of the Miura, which did not help matters. The last Islero left the Sant'' Agata factory on April 15th 1970, after a mere 225 examples had been produced.

All the second series bodies were delivered by Marazzi during 1969, though the first Islero S *or* GTS wasn''t turned out until late summer the same year. This car proved to be a much improved mode