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Powerful lines by Ferruccio Lamborghini

Published on , by Sophie Reyssat
Auction on 20 October 2020 - 14:00 (CEST) - 9-11, rue Royale - 77300 Fontainebleau

Both a GT and sporty, this Islero is appealing for its lines, built by Mario Marazzi.

Lamborghini Islero S 400 GTS, 1969, serial no. 6450, engine no. 50147, production... Powerful lines by Ferruccio Lamborghini

Lamborghini Islero S 400 GTS, 1969, serial no. 6450, engine no. 50147, production no. 25147.
Result: €200,400

Ranging from mementos of the first motorized cars to contemporary racing machines, Osenat's sale at Fontainebleau was decidedly eclectic. Estimates were exceeded for the spectacular frog-shaped Art Nouveau car horns created by Carlo Bugatti in around 1902. With gaping trumpet mouths beneath bulging red glass eyes, the batrachians called up €30,380 and €59,520, in proportion to their size: 15 and 20 in long. As expected, a Lamborghini was the first to cross the finishing line. This Islero was no. 148 of the 225 produced, and one of the 100 S models manufactured. Remaining for twenty years with the same owner, the GT had been entirely restored. Its silhouette, whose lean looks emphasized the powerful lines designed by Ferruccio Lamborghini and built by Mario Marazzi, concealed the refined comfort of the passenger compartment in leather, wood and velvet, contrasting with the responsiveness of a V12 front-engine distributing 350 HP at 7,700 rpm. And as we know, the S 400 took part in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1975.

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