Image credits: © Lamborghini.

1968 Lamborghini Islero

Vehicle Profiles

1968 Lamborghini Islero vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Marazzi

Chassis Num: 6243
Engine Num: 2254

Lamborghini produced 125 examples of the original Islero from 1968 through 1969. They wore unique bodywork from Marazzi, the small Milanese coach-building firm that was formed after Touring's financial demise.....[continue reading]

1968 Lamborghini Islero vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Marazzi

Chassis Num: 6201

The Islero was the replacement for the 400 GT and featured the V12 engine. The car made its debut at the 1968 Geneva Auto Show and was named after a Miura bull that killed famed matador Manual Rodriguez.....[continue reading]

1968 Lamborghini Islero vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Marazzi

Chassis Num: 6204
Engine Num: 2187

There were 125 examples of the Lamborghini Islero produced. Chassis number 6204 was the 68th example to leave the factory. A sign of the early models are the teardrop-shaped front sidelights that were later changed to a round shape. ....[continue reading]

1968 Lamborghini Islero vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Marazzi

The Lamborghini Islero is said to be most representative of what Ferruccio Lamborghini intended to build when he created his car company. It was as technically advanced as anything Ferrari had on the road and was subtlety styled by Marazzi to be a ge....[continue reading]

1968 Lamborghini Islero vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Marazzi

This design by Lamborghini was one of 125 early Islero models produced. Its design was made to keep up with a Ferrari Daytona with better ergonomics as a grand tourer. It was totally understated as Ferruccio Lamborghini had a hand in the design and p....[continue reading]

1968 Lamborghini Islero vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Marazzi

Chassis Num: 6318
Engine Num: 2457

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....[continue reading]

1968 Lamborghini Islero vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Marazzi

Chassis Num: 6327
Engine Num: 2484

The Lamborghini Islero was style and built by Mario Marazzi, formerly of Carrozzeria Touring in Milan. It had a longer roofline than the 400 GT and rode on light-alloy, center-lock wheels sourced from the Miura. Power was from a four-liter V-12 engin....[continue reading]

Coupe by Marazzi
Chassis #: 6243 
Coupe by Marazzi
Chassis #: 6201 
Coupe by Marazzi
Chassis #: 6204 
Coupe by Marazzi
 
Coupe by Marazzi
 
Coupe by Marazzi
Chassis #: 6318 
Coupe by Marazzi
Chassis #: 6327 

History

In 1968, the Islero was introduced to the public at the Geneva Auto Show. It featured hidden headlamps and a square body. The bodywork for the vehicle was handled by Mario Marazzi, Ferruccio Lamborghini's former Touring employee.
The Islero retained the inner structure, wheelbase, and square tube chassis of the 400 GT 2+2. Larger wheels were used and this meant the front and rear track increased in size.

It was not as aggressive as the Espada or Miura, but it did offer luxurious benefits such as air conditioning and larger interior. Only 17 Islero's were fitted with Borrani wire wheels.

The Islero was not intended for the track. However, in 1975, Paul Rilly entered a modified Islero in the grueling 24 Hours of Le-Mans. It failed to qualify.

During its production run which lasted only one year, only 125 examples were produced. An S version followed in 1969. This to was short lived, lasting only a year and only 100 being produced. Following the Islero series came the Lamborghini Jarama.

The Islero S contained mechanical and aesthetic enhances over its predecessor. With 350 horsepower available, the vehicle could go from zero-to-sixty in 6.2 seconds and had a top speed exceeding 160 miles-per-hour.

Both the interior and exterior of the Islero received updates. A glove box was replaced by a grab handle. Driver and passenger side windows received fixed triangular planes. The dash was redesigned. The rear window was now electrically heated. New seats replaced the old style. For the exterior, a engine cooling vent was placed in front of each door. The wheel-arches received flaring and an air-intake was mounted on the hood.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2007

Recent Vehicle Additions

Lamborghini 50Th Anniversary Grand Tour Starts: 350 Supercars From All Over The World Celebrating ‘Made In Italy'

Lamborghini 50Th Anniversary Grand Tour Starts: 350 Supercars From All Over The World Celebrating ‘Made In Italy'

MilanSantAgata Bolognese, 7th May 2013 - Setting off from Piazza Castello in Milan starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow, 8th May, the Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Grand Tour is the largest gathering...
Lamborghini Polo Storico Celebrates 50Th Anniversary Of The Espada And The Islero And Announces A Dedicated Tour

Lamborghini Polo Storico Celebrates 50Th Anniversary Of The Espada And The Islero And Announces A Dedicated Tour

SantAgata Bolognese, July 23, 2018 – This year marks the 50th anniversary of Automobili Lamborghinis Espada and Islero models. To mark this momentous occasion, Lamborghini Polo Storico, the division...
Gooding & Company Presents Three Significant Competition Ferrari Berlinettas At The Company's 15Th Annual Pebble Beach Auctions

Gooding & Company Presents Three Significant Competition Ferrari Berlinettas At The Company's 15Th Annual Pebble Beach Auctions

These three cars showcase Ferraris lineage of competition GT cars. Selections include the 1966 Ferrari 275 GTBC, the 1959 Ferrari 250 GT Tour de France, and the 1950 Ferrari 166 MM195 S Berlinetta...
COYS SET FOR DOUBLE HEADER WITH MAJOR AUCTIONS AT AUTOSPORT AND INTERCLASSICS ON JANUARY 14TH

COYS SET FOR DOUBLE HEADER WITH MAJOR AUCTIONS AT AUTOSPORT AND INTERCLASSICS ON JANUARY 14TH

International auctioneers Coys are off to a busy start of the New Year with 100 classic and sports cars going under the hammer at two simultaneous auctions on Saturday 14th January at Autosport International...
From Russo With Love! Ferrari with 007 Pedigree to Cross the Block at Russo and Steele Monterey!

From Russo With Love! Ferrari with 007 Pedigree to Cross the Block at Russo and Steele Monterey!

1970 Ferrari 365 22 with 007 Pedigree Set to Cross the Block at Russo and Steeles 16th Annual Monterey Collector Automobile Auction Event! Scottsdale, Arizona (June 24th, 2016) – First...
1963 Andre Simon/Lloyd Casner Maserati Tipo 151/2

1963 Andre Simon/Lloyd Casner Maserati Tipo 151/2

At a time when Maseratis financial picture couldnt have looked more bleak, it would be enticed to build what many would end up considering to be one of their finest sportscars ever. It would even be...

© 1998-2019. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

data-full-width-responsive="true">


Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Conceptcarz Google+ Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2019 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.