Skip to main content

LAMBORGHINI'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY: '100 YEARS OF INNOVATION IN HALF THE TIME'
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Company press release.

LAMBORGHINI'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY: '100 YEARS OF INNOVATION IN HALF THE TIME'  In 2013, the 50th year since it was founded, Automobili Lamborghini is participating in the annual Techno Classica fair at Essen, where Lamborghini will be showing two of its supercars that have made automotive history, at pavilion 7.

Introduced in 1964, the 350 GT was the first mass-produced Lamborghini, while the 1972 P 400 Miura SV was the final evolution of the legendary Miura - the first super sports car with a modern design. Both vehicles on display were taken from the extensive collection of historic cars in the Lamborghini Museum at the company's headquarters in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy.

An expert on replacement parts for classic cars will also be at the stand to provide information on original spare parts for early Lamborghini models.

The Lamborghini 350 GT

Characterized by its balanced lines and developed by Franco Scaglione from prototypes of the 350 GTV, the 1964 350 GT was the first Lamborghini to be mass-produced. With its 3.5 liter, 12 cylinder engine perfected by engineer Giotto Bizzarrini and rated at 280 hp, it could reach a maximum speed of 250 km/h. The vehicle body featured aluminum components, four-wheel independent suspension and disc brakes on all four wheels. And, some models were equipped with a self-locking differential. By the end of 1966, 120 of these remarkable vehicles had been produced at Carrozzeria Touring. The final versions featured a 4 liter engine with the same power as the 3.5 liter power plant, but with greater torque. Carrozzeria Touring also produced two Spyders (350 GTS).

LAMBORGHINI'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY: '100 YEARS OF INNOVATION IN HALF THE TIME'  

The Lamborghini Miura P 400 SV

Steady demand for the Miura S prompted Lamborghini to introduce a more advanced version called the SV (Super Veloce). This occurred during development of the subsequent, revolutionary model called the Countach LP 500, which made its worldwide debut in the spring of 1971. The Miura P 400 SV was equipped with a 4 liter, 385 HP V12 engine and attained a maximum speed of over 290 kmh.

Although it lacked the signature 'eyebrows' over the headlamps, the SV stood out for its new rear suspension, wider track and more powerful engine. And unlike previous models, it was equipped with separate lubrication. The last Miura produced in January 1973 was purchased by a famous Italian industrialist. 150 of these remarkable cars were built from 1971 to 1972.

Original Lamborghini Replacement Parts

Preserving the models produced over the fifty-year history of Automobili Lamborghini is in the interests not only of Lamborghini itself, but also of the world's countless keen collectors of the marque. Authorized Lamborghini Workshops specialize in servicing classic Lamborghinis. A web portal that can be entered from any point in the world provides access to catalogues of every Lamborghini model and enables the desired spare part to be conveniently ordered. If a special component is not available, it can be produced right away from the original blueprints. An expert in the sector of replacement parts will be at the Lamborghini stand at Techno Classica to answer questions about obtaining original parts for classic Lamborghinis.

Lamborghini's 50th Anniversary

In 2013, Automobili Lamborghini is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding with a series of international events involving customers, dealers and fans of the marque. The festivities will hit their high point with the 'Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Grande Giro'.

On May 7-11, 2013, more than 300 Lamborghinis from every period in the company's history will travel 1200 kilometers along the Italian peninsula. On the first leg, Lamborghini owners from 29 countries will journey from Milan to Forte dei Marmi. Next, they will continue on to Rome, and finally return to Bologna on May 10. On May 11, a Concours d'Elegance will be held in Piazza Maggiore in Bologna, and all participants will then parade to Sant'Agata Bolognese, where Lamborghini 50th celebrations will culminate in a festive gala dinner.

Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.

Founded in 1963, Automobili Lamborghini is headquartered in Sant'Agata Bolognese, in Northeastern Italy, where it manufactures some of the world's most coveted super sports cars. With the introduction of the Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster in 2013 and the debut of the Urus concept SUV at the Beijing International Automobile Exhibition in 2012, Lamborghini has established yet another landmark in the history of luxury super sports cars. And with more than 120 dealerships worldwide, Automobili Lamborghini has successfully created an uninterrupted series of extreme, exclusive super sports cars that include the 350 GT, Miura, Espada, Countach, Diablo, Murciélago, Reventón Coupé, Reventón Roadster, Gallardo LP 560-4 Coupé and Spyder, and the Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera, the open-top LP 570-4 Spyder Performante and the Aventador LP 700-4.

   Recent Articles
BUICK AVENIR AND LEGENDARY Y-JOB CONCEPT CARS STAR AT AMELIA CONCOURS DESIGN SEMINAR

Buick's new Avenir concept car made its surprise debut at the North American International Auto Show on January 11th. On Friday, March 13, 2015 the Avenir (French for future) and the first concept car, Buick's 1938 Y-Job, will take center stage at the 20th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance's THE DESIGN DNA OF ICONIC CARS seminar.

The design seminar, scheduled for 3:00 PM in the Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island's Talbot Ballroom, will be empanelled by three of the auto industry's most ....
Collector Cars in Santa Monica: Auctions America's California Sale Finds New Home at the Historic Barker Hangar

• Auctions America's California sale moves to an exciting new venue in Santa Monica
• Held July 17-18, 2015 event follows two highly successful Auctions America sales in Southern California in 2013 and 2014
• Multi-day auction to feature diverse roster of 300 quality vehicles, catering for collectors of all genres
• Early highlights led by a private San Diego Collection of 50s and 60s American Classics
• Frequently updated list of entries available online at auctionsamerica.com

CULVER CI....
Rita Hayworth's Rare 1953 Cadillac to Appear at Pinehurst Concours

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (Feb. 24, 2015) – A rare Cadillac once owned by 1940s Silver Screen starlet Rita Hayworth will be one of several iconic automobiles of note displayed for patrons attending the 2015 Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance on Saturday, May 2 at Pinehurst Resort.

The 1953 Cadillac coupe Series 62 with bodywork by Ghia is one of only two ever made -- and has a star-studded history. The world's wealthiest man at the time -- Prince Aly Khan -- gave this Cadillac with Ghia co....
Gooding & Company Brings Legendary Maserati 200 SI to Headline Amelia Island Auction

Historical and exotic automobiles from Fiat and Lotus will also cross the block this March

Santa Monica, CA (February 5, 2015) - Gooding & Company, the auction house acclaimed for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, is thrilled to announce the presentation of three legendary motorcars to its Amelia Island Auction. Offerings include an iconic, champion Maserati driven by some of the greatest names in motor sport history and limited-production exampl....
Historic 1955 Jaguar D-Type Joins Starting Grid at RM's Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Sale

• RM Auctions announces final entries for its Amelia Island, Florida sale, March 14
• Representing RM's finest Amelia Island offering to date, recent highlights include a 1955 Jaguar D-Type, a 1971 Lamborghini Miura SV and a 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spider
• Sale caters to growing popularity of Japanese collector cars with a 1968 Toyota 2000GT and a 1970 Nissan Fairlady Z 432
• Complete digital catalogue now available online at www.rmauctions.com

BLENHEIM, Ontario (February 12, 2....
RM AUCTIONS SHINES IN PARIS WITH AN OUTSTANDING €19M SALE

RM Auctions returns to Paris for its second sale during the Retromobile week, posting over €19 million in sales
• Five lots make in excess of €1.0 million each
• Top seller: beautiful 1963 Ferrari 250 GT/L Lusso Berlinetta realizes €1.624.000
• Average price achieved per lot is an impressive €333.000
• Complete RM Paris results available online at www.rmauctions.com
• RM continues its 2015 calendar in Amelia Island, Florida, March 14

PARIS (5 February, 2015) – RM Auctions returne....
Cars & Concert on the Fairway: Three Dog Night to Perform at 2015 Pinehurst Concours

VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (Feb. 2, 2015) – Three Dog Night, an iconic band that produced three No. 1 singles and eight additional top 10 hits, will perform a concert following the awards ceremony of the 2015 Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance in early May.

'Delivering a quality fan experience at the Pinehurst Concours has been a priority from our inception, along with seeking out the top collector automobiles to display,' said Pinehurst Concours president Jay Howard. 'We feel we'll accomplish t....
1960 FERRARI 400 SUPERAMERICA SWB CABRIOLET HEADLINES STUNNING LIST OF EUROPEAN SPORTS-TOURING CARS AT RM'S AMELIA ISLAND SALE

• RM Auctions announces additional highlights for its Amelia Island, Florida sale, March 14
• Recent entries led by a 1960 Ferrari 400 Superamerica SWB Cabriolet, one of the most valuable automobiles ever offered during the Amelia Island weekend
• The official auction of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, single-day RM sale lifts gavel more than 90 automobiles
• Premier offerings showcased at http://m.rmauctions.com

BLENHEIM, Ontario (January 27, 2015) – Fresh on the hee....
2015 Lexus NX 200t F SPORT
2015 Lexus NX 200t F SPORT  2015 Lexus NX 200t F SPORT  2015 Lexus NX 200t F SPORT  2015 Lexus NX 200t F SPORT  2015 Lexus NX 200t F SPORT  
2015 Lexus NX 300h
2015 Lexus NX 300h  2015 Lexus NX 300h  2015 Lexus NX 300h  2015 Lexus NX 300h  2015 Lexus NX 300h  
2015 McLaren P1 GTR
2015 McLaren P1 GTR  2015 McLaren P1 GTR  2015 McLaren P1 GTR  2015 McLaren P1 GTR  2015 McLaren P1 GTR  
2014 Bentley Hybrid Concept
2014 Bentley Hybrid Concept  2014 Bentley Hybrid Concept  2014 Bentley Hybrid Concept  2014 Bentley Hybrid Concept  2014 Bentley Hybrid Concept  
2014 Infiniti Q60 Bobby Unser Edition
2014 Infiniti Q60 Bobby Unser Edition  2014 Infiniti Q60 Bobby Unser Edition  2014 Infiniti Q60 Bobby Unser Edition  2014 Infiniti Q60 Bobby Unser Edition  2014 Infiniti Q60 Bobby Unser Edition  
2014 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition
2014 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition  2014 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition  2014 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition  2014 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition  2014 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition  
2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4
2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4  2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4  2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4  2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4  2014 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4  
2014 McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept
2014 McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept  2014 McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept  2014 McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept  2014 McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept  2014 McLaren P1 GTR Design Concept  
2014 Nissan Lannia Concept
2014 Nissan Lannia Concept  2014 Nissan Lannia Concept  2014 Nissan Lannia Concept  2014 Nissan Lannia Concept  2014 Nissan Lannia Concept  
2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection
2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection  2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection  2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection  2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection  2014 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé Waterspeed Collection