1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé  Chassis no. 20352 Engine no. 20352

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Lot 116
1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé
Coachwork by Bertone Chassis no. 20352 Engine no. 20352

Sold for CHF 74,750 (US$ 75,013) inc. premium
1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé
Coachwork by Bertone

Chassis no. 20352
Engine no. 20352
• One of only 190 built
• 3.0-litre quad-cam V8 engine
• Fresh from the motor vehicle technical control
• Much rarer than either the contemporary Ferrari Dino or Porsche 911

Footnotes

  • A 'small' Lamborghini intended to compete with Ferrari's Dino 308 and Porsche's 911, the Urraco was announced in 1970, with deliveries commencing in 1972. The Miura's basic mechanical layout was adopted for the Urraco (the name means 'young bull') but in place of the former's transversely-mounted 4.0-litre V12 there was a 2.5-litre two-cam V8 producing 220bhp. Styled by 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 230km/h were complemented by leech-like roadholding and a comfortable ride.

    In 1974 the P250 was superseded by the P300. The latter was powered by a 3.0-litre V8, which now boasted twin overhead camshafts and produced 250bhp (265 horsepower from 1976), which was good enough for a top speed of around 260km/h and 0-100km/h in 5.2 seconds. 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 Urraco still failed to sell in significant numbers and when production ceased in 1978 only 190 P300s had been made compared with 520 of the P250. Never the volume seller its maker hoped for, the Urraco is much rarer than either the contemporary Ferrari Dino or Porsche 911. One for the connoisseur.

    Registered new in Germany, this rare P300 was purchased by the vendor in 2014 from Garage Roland Affolter in Porrentruy, Switzerland (bill of sale on file). Its preceding history is not known. The air conditioning and electric windows work, and the car comes fresh from the motor vehicle technical control carried out on 7th May 2021. Offered with instruction manuals and a Swiss Carte Grise, it has 'veteran' status and represents a wonderful opportunity to own one of these delightful middleweight Lamborghinis.

    Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé 1976
    Carrosserie Bertone
    Châssis n° 20352
    Moteur n° 20352

    • Une des 190 construites
    • V8 4 arbres 3 litres
    • Sort d'un contrôle technique
    • Bien plus rare que les Ferrari Dino ou Porsche 911 contemporaines

    « Petite » Lamborghini destinée à concurrencer la Dino 308 de Ferrari et la 911 de Porsche, l'Urraco fut dévoilée en 1970, les livraison débutant en 1972. L'Urraco (son nom signifie jeune taureau) reprenait la disposition mécanique de la Miura mais à la place du V12 4 litres transversal, on trouvait un V8 2,5 litres à deux arbres à cames développant 220 ch. Dessinée par la carrozzeria Bertone, l'Urraco monocoque faisait appel à des suspensions McPherson aux quatre roues et, malgré son empattement 9 cm plus court que celui de la Miura elle pouvait offrir un habitacle 2+2. Ses accélérations foudroyantes et sa vitesse maximale de 230 km/h étaient secondées par une tenue de route exceptionnelle et un confort surprenant.

    En 1974, la P250 fut remplacée par la P300. Cette dernière recevait un V8 3 litres, désormais doté de doubles arbres à cames en tête et développant 250 ch (265 à partir de 1976) qui lui permettaient d'offrir une vitesse maximale de 260 km/h et un 0 à 100 km/h en 5,2 secondes. Simultanément, la transmission et la suspension étaient améliorées et le tableau de bord redessiné. Malgré sa conception très saine, ses performances supérieures et de nombreuses améliorations, cette nouvelle Urraco ne réussit pas à se vendre en nombre suffisants et quand la production prit fin en 1978 seulement 190 P300 avaient été construites, comparées aux 520 P250. N'ayant jamais atteint les volumes espérés par son constructeur, l'Urraco est bien plus rare que ses contemporaines Ferrari Dino ou Porsche 911. Une voiture de connaisseur.

    Livrée neuve en Allemagne, cette rare P300 a été achetée par le vendeur en 2014 au Garage Roland Affolter à Porrentruy, en Suisse (Cf. facture présente au dossier). Son histoire précédente n'est pas connue. L'air conditionné de cet exemplaire fonctionne et la voiture sort d'un contrôle technique datant du 7 mai 2021. Vendue avec ses manuels et sa carte grise Suisse, elle a un statut de « vétéran » et représente une magnifique opportunité de posséder une de ces délicieuses « petites » Lamborghini.
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1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé  Chassis no. 20352 Engine no. 20352
1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé  Chassis no. 20352 Engine no. 20352
1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé  Chassis no. 20352 Engine no. 20352
1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé  Chassis no. 20352 Engine no. 20352
1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé  Chassis no. 20352 Engine no. 20352
1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé  Chassis no. 20352 Engine no. 20352
1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé  Chassis no. 20352 Engine no. 20352
1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé  Chassis no. 20352 Engine no. 20352
1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé  Chassis no. 20352 Engine no. 20352
1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé  Chassis no. 20352 Engine no. 20352
1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé  Chassis no. 20352 Engine no. 20352
1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé  Chassis no. 20352 Engine no. 20352
1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé  Chassis no. 20352 Engine no. 20352
1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé  Chassis no. 20352 Engine no. 20352
1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé  Chassis no. 20352 Engine no. 20352
1976 Lamborghini Urraco P300 Coupé  Chassis no. 20352 Engine no. 20352
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