by Mike –
As a follow up to the recent Post about Lamborghini Espada values I am asking the same question today about the Lamborghini Islero.
The beautiful Lamborghini Islero was auctioned by Gooding in Monterey in August 2013.
It sold for $247,500, probably the highest price ever paid for an Islero.
Does this sale mean all Isleros are now more valuable? Read on and let us know what you think in the Comments.
The Islero description from the Gooding catalog,
By 1968, Lamborghini faced a number of challenges. While the dramatic Miura and groundbreaking four-seat Espada had captured the attention of the world, the company needed a successor for the 400 GT 2+2.
Carrozzeria Touring, who built them, had gone into receivership. Lamborghini turned to Carlo Marazzi, a former Touring manager who had taken over the company’s assets.
Together, they redesigned the 400 GT with updated styling which had the added benefit of being less expensive to build. The result was the Islero.
With the four-liter, 320 hp V-12 and its elegant, simple, clean styling, it was exactly the kind of “businessman’s express” closest to Ferruccio Lamborghini’s heart.
This Islero was the personal car of Ferruccio Lamborghini.
The big factor here, in addition to the beautiful color combination and the excellent condition, is this Islero was the personal car of Ferruccio Lamborghini, the founder of the company.
Does this record price have an impact on the value of Islero examples that were not owned by Ferruccio Lamborghini?
Let us know what you think in the Comments.
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