1969 Lamborghini Islero S

1969-lamborghini-islero-frontBy their very nature, supercars are produced in limited numbers, which means that not everyone who wants one can have one. Within the world of supercars, there are models which are more common than others. If you have the money, it shouldn’t be that hard to find a Porsche 911, Lamborghini Gallardo, or a Ferrari 355, 360, or 430 for sale. Then there are cars which are so rare that you cannot buy one, even if you have the money. The Lamborghini Islero is one such car.

The Islero was only manufactured in 1968 and 1969, with just 225 cars produced. These are very low numbers – there are almost twice as many Ferrari Enzos in the world as there are of these – and when was the last time you saw an Enzo?
1969-lamborghini-islero-interiorThis Islero is the particularly rare “S” model, one of only 100 built. You can tell by the round side marker lights (they were teardrop-shaped on the 1968 models).

This car has a 4.0L V12 engine under the hood making 350 horsepower. With a 0 to 60 time of 6.2 seconds and a top speed of 161 miles per hour, it was pretty impressive for a little Italian coupe. This lovingly kept Lamborghini is a beautiful piece of automotive history, and one that I’ve never run across before or since.