1978 Lamborghini Urraco

Silhouette

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1978
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - True Greats
Royal Horticultural Halls
Elverton St
Westminster
London SW1

Thursday 4th December 2008

Lamborghini’s fortunes were waning in the mid-Seventies. The Urraco had been a costly business, and the firm wasn’t doing enough business of any kind to even consider a replacement. But perhaps the Lamborghini Urraco could be redeveloped at low cost into something more saleable. Sant’ Agata requested Bertone to do just that, and the result premiered at the 1976 Geneva show as the Lamborghini Silhouette.

Though recognizably Urraco, the Lamborghini Silhouette was obviously different. Most noticeable was the new targa-style configuration, making this Lamborghini’s first open production model. A change from 2 2 to two-seat accommodation was less apparent. Completing Bertone’s restyle were flat-top wheelarches, a squared-off nose, and a deeper front spoiler incorporating an oil-cooler duct and front-brake air scoops