Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motor Cars
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 4th October 2008
Motor Cars at 15:00
Lamborghini''''s fortunes were waning in the mid-Seventies, the Urraco had been a costly exercise 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 wheel arches, a squared-off nose and a deeper front spoiler incorporating an oil cooler