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.
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 15/02/2018 37912 MOT 2018-2019 18/10/2018 38116 Major service at Colin Clarke Engineering including cam-belt service. Remove both cylinder heads and strip down. Replace exhaust valves. Engine oil and filters. Powder coat tinware. Strip, clean and service rear carburettors.