Lamborghini Classic Cars for Sale
The Italian Automobili Lamborghini Holding S.p.A. has produced limited edition sports cars since 1964 and, as a part of the Audi AG, is owned by Volkswagen since 2008. The brands trademark is its logo, which features a fighting bull.
From tractors to sports cars
Ferrucio Lamborghini founded the company in 1948 under the name Lamborghini Trattori and started out by refitting military vehicles from the war into tractors and selling them. At the beginning of the 1950s, the company added air conditioners to their portfolio. The first sports car was built in 1962 and as part of this enterprise, Ferruccio founded Automobili Lamborghini. A widely known but disputed legend says that Ferruccio owned a Ferrari about which he often complained to the then owner of Ferrari. Not taking the complaints seriously, Ferrari responded by saying that Ferruccio just wasn’t a sports car driver and should stick to his tractors. This caused Ferruccio to set a goal of producing a car faster than the Ferrari. As the logo for his brand, Ferruccio chose the famous fighting bull Murciélago, who had been pardoned after surviving twenty-four spears in a bull fight on October 5, 1879. The bull was to symbolise power and was also the founder’s zodiac sign. However, the company went bankrupt because of the oil crisis in the early 70s. Ferruccio sold his tractor division to the Same Group, know today as Same Deutz-Fahr. The sports car brand has changed ownership multiple times since the 1970s and was taken over by the Audi AG in 1998.
Lamborghini - A rare classic
Lamborghini’s V12 sports cars are incredibly popular but mostly extremely rare Oldtimers. One of the classics is the elusive Lamborghini 350 GT, whose performance dwarfed Ferrari models of its day. Only about 100 still exist today. The 1966 Lamborghini Miura is held in even higher regard. It came remarkably close to the 300 km/h and can still take on modern sports cars. All the models that followed, The Lamborghini Countach, the Espanada, and the Silhouette, were given the names of prominent Spanish fighting bulls. The Lamborghini Countach was the first model to be built with gull-wing doors, a trademark of today’s Lamborghinis.