Lot 166 - 1974 Lamborghini Urraco 250S

Lot 166 - 1974 Lamborghini  Urraco 250S

Lot 166 - 1974 Lamborghini Urraco 250S

Lot Number 166
Registration KWY 151N
Chassis Number 15664
Estimate £42,000 - £52,000

In the early '70s, the late Ferruccio Lamborghini had decided it was time to add a smaller model to the line-up that until then, only consisted of V12 engine cars. It was this decision that led to a V8 powered model being produced that was able to compete on the same level as the Ferrari Dino 246 or the Porsche 911, so, preliminary work began on a model that would become the Urraco. At the November 1970 Turin Auto Show, the first pre-production Urraco crafted by Marcello Gandini, designer of the Lamborghini Countach, went on display, showing off its handsome looks, angular frontage with pop-up headlights and large, wide opening doors. All-in-all a well-balanced car that, once you got to know it, was acknowledged as a true 'Raging Bull'. 1972 saw the improved two-door coupé, Urraco S introduced, utilising a full leather upholstery, powered windows that were now also tinted and an optional metallic paint coat available. The engine also received an update, and was fitted with new Weber 40 DCNF carburettors, capable of synchronous opening and high rates of flow making them ideal for highly tuned engines.

This superb example of this rare Italian sports car is presented in Blue Tahiti with Senape leather/cloth interior. It was delivered from new to Achilli Motors in Italy and there is a Certificate from Lamborghini confirming the original car configuration (right hand drive) which is in the history file. The car was first registered in the UK in 1982 and was purchased by the present owner in 2008. The car benefits from air conditioning and electric windows and has been kept in long term, secure, dehumidified storage as part of a significant Italian car collection and used regularly. It has history going as far back as 1996 with specialists Colin Clarke and Emblem Sports Cars with a major service including cambelt change in 2017 at 15,843km with the current odometer reading 15,962 which is believed to be genuine. The owner has recently carried out a minor service, checkover and MoT which was done in February 2024. Everything works as it should we are informed and the car is featured in Landsem’s ‘The Lamborghini Urraco’ and it comes with a fitted indoor car cover. A superb example of this sought after Italian marque which are becoming more difficult to find. Consigned by James Good.

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