Baby Bull: 1975 Lamborghini Urraco P111 – Sold?
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July 17, 2022, Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
The Malaise Era (1972 to 1984) was not all doom and gloom in the automobile industry, especially outside the U.S. Italian car designers, enamored with futuristic wedge styling, developed several interesting designs that have stood up to the test of time. At Lamborghini, while the Bertone-designed, V12-powered Countach was the company’s most radical design, the V8-equipped Urraco was the brand’s entry-level offering. Produced from 1972 to 1979, Lamborghini had nearly 800 Urracos, of which only twenty-one left Sant’Agata Bolognese certified for U.S. export.
This yellow-over-tan 1975 Lamborghini Urracco, originally listed in June 2022 on Craigslist in Fort Collins, Colorado, is one of those twenty-one examples. The current caretaker of the past eight years reports that their Urraco has just under 26K original miles with several upgrades, including four Weber twin downdraft carbs, European headers, and an ANSA exhaust system. The seller provides several additional pictures and a video you can access by clicking here.
Currently offered for $75,000, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, only one similar P111 Urraco has been sold in the past five years at auction for $68,200:
As a second data point, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 Very Good” estimate of $67,000 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $92,000.
Lamborghini introduced the mid-engined Urraco 2+2 at the Turin Auto Show in 1970 before starting production in 1972. Following Lamborghini’s tradition of brand creation, Urracco translates to “Little Bull” Lamborghini intended the car to be their entry-level offering designed to compete against Ferrari’s Dino and Maserati’s Marek. Bertone designer Marcello Gandini, created the Urraco’s wedge-shaped, 2+2 design.
When production ceased in 1979, 791 Urracos had been built, of which 21 were Urraco P111s (P250 Tipo 111s) for the American market. In order to comply with American regulations, these cars had larger front bumpers and emissions controls, the latter resulting in less horsepower. The other Urraco versions were the Urraco P200, Urraco P250, and Urraco P300 with 2-litre, 2.5-litre, and 3-litre V8s respectively.
The Peterolicious YouTube Channel features this high-quality video of another U.S.-based Urraco owner’s love affair with his red example:
With only 26K original miles, a deep dive into the pictures provided through the seller’s Flickr link highlight what appears to be a well-maintained, low-mileage survivor car.
Here’s the seller’s description:
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