1975 Lamborghini Urraco, One Of Only A Handful Sent To The US, Up For Auction

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The V8 Lamborghini.

When we think back on the history of Lamborghini, we tend to think mainly in terms of the company's V12 models, the bigger flagship models that set records and redefined supercar styling. But it was the Gallardo which was the most popular raging bull ever, and not the first charming "other" Lamborghini. The Urraco was penned by Marcello Gandini, the same Bertone designer who had designed the Miura and would later design the Countach.

It slotted in under the Miura in order to compete with the Ferrari Dino and the Maserati Merak, and was a more practical 2+2 design. It debuted in 1970, but production didn't begin until 1973, and by then the energy crisis made selling the car more difficult than it should have been, especially in the US. Only 21 US-spec units were built out of only about 800 in total, with this one being one of them. The car is powered by a 180 horsepower 2.5-liter V8, and recently underwent a restoration. It is being auctioned by RM Auctions in Arizona and is expected to go for $100,000 to $120,000.

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