Lot 159 - 1959 Lamborghini DLA 35 Tractor
|Estimate||£10,000 - £12,000|
Built well before the foundation of Automobili Lamborghini SpA in 1963, this DLA 35 tractor represents the heritage of Ferruccio Lamborghini's automotive empire. After serving as a mechanic in the Regia Aeronautica during World War II, Lamborghini set up a small car and motorcycle repair shop near Modena before branching out into the manufacture of tractors using surplus military hardware. 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!'
This is one of an estimated 117 DLA 35 tractors built, chassis number '3030' is powered by Lamborghini's own three-cylinder engine with a displacement of 2,200 cc and a relatively potent power output of 36 bhp. The tractor has come from a large agricultural estate in Padua in northern Italy where in recent years it has been displayed in the previous owners large private collection. Finished in the correct orange and blue livery, this delightful 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. This vehicle comes with a NOVA number and will need to be registered.
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