1978 Lamborghini Urraco P300SOLD
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Sold: £13,500

Registration Number: KHD 30 S Chassis Number: 20424

Legend has it that Ferruccio Lamborghini, a successful manufacturer of air conditioning and tractors, 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 five speed transaxle. The Urraco was more powerful than the Dino and could out-pace it. Further it was a 2+2 and, by general consent, its Bertone body was exceptional - most people would rate it more highly than Bertone‘s body for the later 2+2 Ferrari Dino GT4.

It was intended to sell in relatively large numbers, but soon after it reached production the entire market was hit by the OPEC oil crisis. Good news for buyers today seeking a comparatively rare car with pedigree, performance and stunning looks. Even rarer than the P250 was its three litre cousin.

Maintained as part of an extensive collection for much of its life, this striking example, in black with a tan interior, was recently released and sold to another respected collector. A certain amount of re-commissioning will be required to bring this example up to condition although once done, KHD 30S will certainly represent an important part of any serious Lamborghini collection being, as it is, one of just a handful of P300‘s available today and offered at no reserve.

Reference Number 34062

as of 11/19/2008

Car 1978 Lamborghini Urraco P300
VIN 20424 
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