Date posted : January 1. 2015
The Tonino Lamborghini museum, a tribute to a timeless work of art.
After Ferruccio Lamborghini passed away in 1993, his son Tonino wanted to keep his fathers legacy alive for the future ... he managed to build the Centro Studi e Ricerche Ferruccio Lamborghini as a tribute. At that time Automobili Lamborghini SpA was no longer owned by the Lamborghini family so they had to receive a license from the marketing division at Automobili Lamborghini SpA to use their name for this center, Tonino Lamborghini was able to officially open the Centro studi e Ricerche Ferruccio Lamborghini, also known as the Centro Polifunzionale Ferruccio Lamborghini, to the public in May 1995.
Located in Dosso di Ferrara, this privately owned museum was only 25 km away from the original Lamborghini factory in Sant'Agata and contained just about everything Ferruccio achieved on an industrial level during his life. Most of the cars that were located in Ferruccio's own private garage were now on display in this center.
These included an early 400 GT and a stunning red Miura SV, which was Ferruccio's own car. An Espada and an Islero were shown next to a P250 and P300 Urraco. The Jarama S driven by Ferruccio and a stunning red Countach QuattroValvole were also present, on the surrounding walls hundreds of photos showing the late Ferruccio during his life were presented.
All over the museum you could find books, brochures, scale models and assorted automobilia about Lamborghini, in the center of the museum a one of a kind Lamborghini Helicopter was hung from the ceiling, a prototype once built by Lamborghini but never commercialized.
All the time cars being added to this relatively small, privately owned museum, one of the latest additions included the very rare Jalpa Spider, finished in a bright blue, also a very special Jarama SVR was shown together with the actual toy car the late Ferruccio once made for Tonino.
The Centro Studi e Ricerche Ferruccio Lamborghini was located at V.D. Alighieri 37 in Cento, Italy and could be contacted by phone at this number +39 0532 359811, this family owned museum wasn't open to the public all the time, in fact you needed an appointment to admire the collection.
NOTE : the Centro studi e Ricerche Ferruccio Lamborghini is no longer located in Dosso, instead the entire collection has been moved to the Museo Ferruccio Lamborghini at the Tonino Lamborghini Forum in Funo di Argelato.
Text © Mark Smeyers - www.lambocars.com
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