The year is 1962 and Ferrucio Lamborghini was getting restless. As it sometimes happens when one becomes successful, nothing seems to satisfy. At the time, Ferrari was killing it with such cars as the 250 GTO, later nominated by several authorities as one of the greatest sports cars of all time. But Italian engineering being what it was and is, had a whole lot more passion than reliability. The inverse say, of the Japanese Toyota.
As it turns out Ferrucio, one of the wealthiest men in Italy, bought a bunch of cars. One of which was a Ferrari of some sort and as the story goes, had so many problems with it, he decided to build a better luxury performance car. The first of which, the sleek and sexy 350 GTV came out in 1963, and the world has never been the same. The rivalry between the two manufacturers persists in some form to this day if in nothing else other in the minds of many high performance sports car owners and fans.
Wait, so if the first Lamborghini came out in 1963 and this is a 1962 model, what are we talking about? Tractors of course.
Hey Lamborghini didn’t get rich just chopping garlic all day. He was busy making all kinds of agricultural machinery, heating and cooling systems and whatever he could lay his hands on. When you’re that errr…passionate, then anything goes. But in 1962, tractors were his thing.
Don’t get the wrong idea, you won’t be tearing up a road course with this Lamborghini. In fact you probably won’t be tearing up and ground with it either, as it is a rolling piece of history not really destined for work-horsery. It’s a complete nut and bolt restoration and it really does look gorgeous…as far as tractors go.
It comes with original badging, gauges, embossed steel seat and work light. Painted original colors, it is said by the seller to run like new. The seller also claims that this model, the 1R is the most sought after by collectors due to it’s size. I will have to take his word for that, as I know nothing about tractors, but it is a stunning piece of machinery.
What’s more, for $65,500 you can have the bragging rights of owning a blue and orange Lamborghini at a fraction of the price of the new Aventador. What’s that you ask? What’s the price of an Aventador? Please, if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.
Have a tractor collection or want to start one? If so, click HERE to take you to the ebay listing where the seller is taking offers. Ciao!