Left-hand Drive,1973 Lamborghini Urraco P250S Coupé  Chassis no. DGM111320M15302 Engine no. 15302
Lot 224
1973 Lamborghini Urraco P250S Coupé
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Bertone Registration no. VBY 958L Chassis no. DGM111320M15302 Engine no. 15302
Sold for £28,750 (US$ 46,948) inc. premium

Lot Details
Left-hand Drive,1973 Lamborghini Urraco P250S Coupé  Chassis no. DGM111320M15302 Engine no. 15302 Left-hand Drive,1973 Lamborghini Urraco P250S Coupé  Chassis no. DGM111320M15302 Engine no. 15302 Left-hand Drive,1973 Lamborghini Urraco P250S Coupé  Chassis no. DGM111320M15302 Engine no. 15302 Left-hand Drive,1973 Lamborghini Urraco P250S Coupé  Chassis no. DGM111320M15302 Engine no. 15302 Left-hand Drive,1973 Lamborghini Urraco P250S Coupé  Chassis no. DGM111320M15302 Engine no. 15302 Left-hand Drive,1973 Lamborghini Urraco P250S Coupé  Chassis no. DGM111320M15302 Engine no. 15302 Left-hand Drive,1973 Lamborghini Urraco P250S Coupé  Chassis no. DGM111320M15302 Engine no. 15302 Left-hand Drive,1973 Lamborghini Urraco P250S Coupé  Chassis no. DGM111320M15302 Engine no. 15302 Left-hand Drive,1973 Lamborghini Urraco P250S Coupé  Chassis no. DGM111320M15302 Engine no. 15302
Left-hand Drive
1973 Lamborghini Urraco P250S Coupé
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Bertone

Registration no. VBY 958L
Chassis no. DGM111320M15302
Engine no. 15302

Footnotes

  • 'What this small Lamborghini can do, apart from provide reliable transport, is seduce the slightly disillusioned driver of a more mundane motor car into taking it out purely for the pleasure, and bring him back with a quickened pulse and a new sparkle in his eye.' – Autocar.

    A 'small' Lamborghini intended to compete with rivals such as Ferrari's Dino 308 and Porsche's 911 in an important market sector, the Paolo Stanzani designed Urraco was announced in 1970, with deliveries commencing in 1972. Its Miura predecessor had been named after a breed of fighting bull so the name Urraco (young bull) was an understandable appellation for its smaller sibling. The Miura's basic mechanical layout was adopted for the Urraco but in place of the former's transversely mounted 4.0-litre V12 there was a 2.5-litre V8, Lamborghini's first such engine. The latter was unusual at the time in employing toothed rubber belts to drive its single overhead camshafts but despite its simpler specification produced a highly respectable 220bhp at 7,500rpm. Styled by Marcello Gandini at Carrozzeria Bertone, the unitary construction Urraco employed McPherson strut suspension all round and despite a wheelbase 9cm shorter than the Miura's was roomy enough to accommodate a 2+2 cockpit. Brisk acceleration and a top speed of 143mph (230km/h) were complemented by leech-like roadholding and a comfortable ride. The more expensive P250S version came with electric windows, tinted glass and leather upholstery as standard.

    In 1974 the Urraco P250 was superseded by the P300. As its designation suggests, the latter was powered by a 3.0-litre version of the V8 engine, which in addition to the capacity increase now boasted twin overhead camshafts and produced 250bhp (265 horsepower from 1976), which was good enough for a top speed of around 160mph. At the same time the transmission and suspension were improved and the dashboard layout revised. Despite its basic soundness, superior performance and numerous improvements, this latest version of the Urraco still failed to sell in significant numbers and when production ceased in 1978 only 205 P300s had been made compared with 520 of the more successful P250. Never the volume seller that its maker hoped for, the Urraco is much rarer than either the contemporary Ferrari Dino or Porsche 911. One for the connoisseur.

    A left-hand drive model, this beautiful Lamborghini Urraco P250S is finished in gleaming silver with dual black ribbed interior. The car has had only two owners since its importation into the UK in 2004 and has covered some 95,837 kilometres (approximately 59,500 miles) from new. A new speedometer has been fitted and we are advised that the current odometer reading is 226 kilometres. The original factory service book and owner's manual are present and the car also comes with Italian service history. Italian style and engineering at its best, this rare and distinctive Gran Turismo coupé is offered with current MoT and Swansea V5C registration document.

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