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1968 Lamborghini Islero

Chassis number : 6318

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Sold for $247,500 at 2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction.
Sold for $183,680 at 2021 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction.
This Lamborghini is the 104th of 125 Isleros produced. It was delivered to Lamborghini from Marazzi on October 10th of 1968 and the finished coupe with finished in Argento silver over tobacco leather interior. It rolled off the line just over a month later on November 11th. It was shipped to nearby Milan for concessionaire Auto Elite, arriving on January 28th of 1969 and sold shortly thereafter to its first owner in the ritzy Como region. With registration plate 'CO 288540', it would remain in the country for another six years before being sold to the United Kingdom in 1975.

In the U.K., it was given registration 'JYP 16N' and was owned by John Henry Lewis until it was sold to John Theodore Barnes on August 1st of 1980. Mr. Barnes would keep the car for nearly four years. During his ownership, the car was given a major overhaul that included a rebuild of the drivetrain and a respray of the car to classic Rosso Corsa.

In April of 1984, the car was purchased by John Yearsley of Delaware and shipped to the United States. Mr. Yearsley would keep the car for 16 years before selling it to the next owner in 2000. It moved to the West Coast about a decade later. From 2011 to 2012, it was given extensive restoration work that included a rebuild of the carburetors, water pump, and cylinder heads with new valves and guides fitted. An additional $55,000 of work was performed on the car.

The result of this work was rewarded with a 3rd in Class at the 2012 Concorso Italian.

The current owner acquired the car in 2014.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2017

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2021 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $200,000-USD $250,000 
Sale Price :
USD $183,680

2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $250,000-USD $300,000 
Sale Price :
USD $247,500

1968 Lamborghini Islero Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Lamborghini Islero

(Data based on Model Year 1968 sales)
1968 Lamborghini Islero S Coupe
Chassis#: 6594
Sold for USD$239,823
  2022 Bonhams : The Gstaad Sale
 
1968 Lamborghini 400GT Islero 2+2
Chassis#: 6318
Sold for USD$183,680
  2021 Bonhams : The Scottsdale Auction
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1968 Lamborghini Islero 400 GT
Chassis#: 6243
Sold for USD$200,000
  2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction
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1968 Lamborghini 400GT Islero 2+2
Chassis#: 6318
Sold for USD$247,500
  2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
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1968 Lamborghini Islero
Chassis#: 6201
Sold for USD$247,500
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
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1968 Lamborghini Islero
Chassis#: 6243
Sold for USD$137,500
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
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Lamborghini Isleros That Failed To Sell At Auction

1968 Lamborghini Islero's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1968 LAMBORGHINI ISLERO COUPÉ62432021 Bonhams : The Bond Street Sale $160,000$190,000
1968 Lamborghini Islero 400 GT60122018 Bonhams : Scottsdale $350,000$400,000
1968 Lamborghini Islero 400 GT63272017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $300,000$375,000
1968 Lamborghini Islero 2010 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $150,000$200,000

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1968 Lamborghini Islero Profiles

1968 Lamborghini Islero vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Marazzi
Chassis #: 6204
Engine #: 2187
1968 Lamborghini Islero vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Marazzi
Chassis #: 6243
Engine #: 2254
1968 Lamborghini Islero vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Marazzi
Chassis #: 6201
1968 Lamborghini Islero vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Marazzi
1968 Lamborghini Islero vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Marazzi
1968 Lamborghini Islero vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Marazzi
Chassis #: 6318
Engine #: 2457
1968 Lamborghini Islero vehicle information
Coupe
Coachwork: Marazzi
Chassis #: 6327
Engine #: 2484