Today, Lamborghini cars are unanimously recognized as supercars. They are top tier, top of the line performance vehicles with cutting edge designs that blow most other marques out of the water. Though Lamborghini prices may seem high, the precision of engineering and advanced design allows for them. And that is exactly what Ferruccio Lamborghini wanted to happen.
Born in 1916, Ferruccio was an entrepreneur with an eye for opportunity. After World War 2, he began his first business by reconfiguring surplus vehicles from the military, turning them into much-needed tractors at a factory outside of Bologna, Italy.
From there he built his fortune, becoming an incredibly wealthy man by the time he was in his fifties. It was at that point that he saw the sports cars in existence, and decided that he could do it better. in 1963, he stole away some of the competitions top players, and officially opened the doors of Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini for business. The 350 GTV was introduced that November at the Turin Auto Show, and a new manufacturer was officially born.
The 1964 350 GT was the first Lamborghini available for sale, with 120 examples created. Production increased to 273 for the 400 GT, also introduced in 1964, and the next year saw even more groundbreaking vehicles entering the world.
By 1966, Ferruccio’s company had officially changed the automotive world. The most iconic of Lamborghini models ever created, the Miura, was introduced that year, and it redefined the way high performance cars were built.
Ferruccio remained the company’s owner until he retired in 1974, selling the company to two investors. Ownership of Automobili Lamborghini changed hands several times between then and 1998, at which point it was purchased by the Volkswagen Group and placed under the control of their Audi division.
Though the history is a tad shorter than most other luxury manufacturers’, Lamborghinis have rocketed to the front of the pack. Lamborghini Financial Services has made it possible for buyers to offset the cost of ownership with attractive financing and lease options, meaning the bull of your dreams is just a few clicks away. Browse through our listings and get in touch with one of our trusted dealers today.