Lamborghini P250 Urraco - the original baby Lambo

The Lamborghini Urraco is a sports car manufactured by Italian automaker Lamborghini in the 1970s. It was introduced at the Turin auto show in 1970 but wasn't available to buyers until 1973. It was named after a breed of bulls.

The car is a 2+2 coupé with body designed by Marcello Gandini, at the time working for Carrozzeria Bertone. Rather than being another supercar, like the Lamborghini Miura, the Urraco was more affordable, an alternative to the contemporary Ferrari Dino and Maserati Merak.

When production ended in 1979, 791 Urracos had been built. Twenty-one of these were labelled Urraco P111 (P250 Tipo 111) for the American market. In order to comply with American regulations, these cars had larger front bumpers and emissions controls, the latter resulting in less horsepower for the American version. The other Urraco versions were the Urraco P200, Urraco P250 and Urraco P300 with 2 litre, 2.5 litre, and 3 litre V-8 respectively.

Both the Lamborghini Silhouette, with its detachable roof panel, and its successor Lamborghini Jalpa, with a 3.5 litre V-8 engine, were based upon the Urraco.

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My Lamborghini Urraco chassis #15662 built using body # 302 was built 13th December 1974 (source: DVLA records) and delivered to Singapore on the 3rd January 1974 and was actually delivered in Rosso Granada (metalic red) originally.

It came to the UK in 1989 and underwent some bodywork including a bare metal repaint in Ferrari Yellow :) and over subsequent years has been well looked after and serviced properly. The car now shows 36,000 miles from new and this is believed to be roughly correct (it had a speedo change some years ago, but the mileage was corrected to be continuous and match records).

Documentation I have with the car reveals the following (in brief):

Date        Miles Work done
04/04/1992  27558 MOT 
25/05/1993  27688 MOT 
26/01/1997  27905 MOT 
27/02/1998  28757 MOT 
20/05/1999  31164 MOT 
24/06/2000  31453 MOT 
12/10/2007        MOT 
28/04/2008        Major Service Invoice 0194 Grimaldi
01/07/2008        Repair Speedometer rebuilt Speedy Cables
15/10/2008  32548 MOT 
09/10/2009  32991 MOT 
16/11/2010  34147 Major Service Cam belt, Aux belt and fluid change  Carrera Sport
25/03/2011  34415 MOT 
12/10/2012  34596 MOT
06/02/2014  35728 MOT
24/02/2015  36658 MOT Brake and clutch fluid change.
05/07/2015  36710 Fuel system service - fuel hoses replaced and filters changed.
18/09/2015  36802 Alternator rebuilt by QX Components in MAnchester
31/10/2015  37075 Ignition system upgrade to Petronix Ignitor II and Taylor cables
10/11/2015  37093 Brake master cylinder re-sleeved and rebuilt, brake fluid change
11/02/2016  37227 MOT 2016-2017
08/02/2017  37577 MOT 2017-2018

 

 

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