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The Lamborghini Islero, the successor to the 400 GT 2+2.
A red Islero GT, October 17th 1998, 118 Kb
Format : 750 x 492
Size : 116 Kb


Lamborghini Islero

The Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 was still a successful car back in 1967, but Ferruccio decided to build a new body on its chassis.
The Carrozzeria Touring was falling into great financial problems, and since they also built the 400 GT body, this decision was right on time.
The Islero 400 GT was presented on the 1968 Geneva Auto Show, alongside the brand new Espada, the 400 GT's looks had completely changed, now with hidden headlamps and square-cut contours.
For the restyling of the Islero, Ferruccio Lamborghini contracted Mario Marazzi, a former Touring employee who had started his own coachbuilding company, he also got to built the Islero bodywork.
The Islero was a clean and inoffensive car to look at, but lacked the personality of the 400 GT 2+2, and it paled next to the sensational Miura and the big Espada.
Inside, air-conditioning was standard now, together with more head- and legroom, it also featured a new dashboard design.
The Islero, like its successor the Jarama, are rather less well known Lamborghini's, and only 125 were built, which is a pity, because the Islero had a towering top speed and driving it was very easy, but it only lasted one year, an improved 'S' model took over in 1969, but was also dropped after only one year, to be succeeded by the Jarama.




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