1960 Lamborghini Tractor

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1960
  • Chassis number 
    DL20A3496A
  • Lot number 
    302
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1960 Lamborghini DL20 2241R Tractor
Registration no. not registered
Chassis no. DL20A3496A

Built well before the foundation of Automobili Lamborghini SpA in 1963, this DL20 tractor represents the heritage of Ferruccio Lamborghini's automotive empire. After serving as a mechanic in the Regia Aeronautica during WW2, Lamborghini set up a small car and motorcycle repair shop near Modena before branching out into the manufacture of tractors using surplus military hardware. Within a few years, production had risen from one tractor a week to around 200 a year, and new Italian-made engines were replacing the old war surplus. By the mid-1950s Lamborghini Trattori SpA had become one of the largest agricultural equipment manufacturers in Italy, gratifying state of affairs that no doubt prompted Ferruccio Lamborghini's declaration: 'A tractor a day keeps the misery away!'
The twin-cylinder 18hp DL20, as seen here, was one of four new models introduced in 1952. Apparently Ferruccio's favourite tractor, the little DL20 was selected to play an important role in the Lamborghini story. In 1993, Ferruccio Lamborghini passed away and his funeral took place in Perugia on 24th February that year. The funeral cortège passed through a cordon of every model of Lamborghini car ever made and as many tractors as could be assembled. Ferruccio's coffin was laid on a flower-bedecked cart pulled by a DL20.
The beautiful DL20 offered here has benefited from a full 'last nut and bolt' restoration to concours standard by Italian specialists Ermes & Nicola Formillan, the most respected restorers of Lamborghini Trattori whose efforts have graced Lamborghini show stands the world over. Currently unregistered and sold with a NOVA declaration, this superb tractor would make a distinctive and welcome addition to any significant collection of classic agricultural machinery, or a unique addition to any Lamborghini collection. It has the potential to draw crowds, especially when exhibited alongside the most beautiful supercars sharing the marque's famous 'Raging Bull' emblem, such as the legendary Miura and Countach.