1968 Lamborghini Islero


1968 Lamborghini Islero

1968 Lamborghini Islero

The Lamborghini Islero was the replacement for the Lamborghini 400GT. The car debuted at the 1968 Geneva Auto Show and was named after a Miura bull. The 340 bhp, 3.9L DOHC V-12 engine had six Weber carburetors, a five-speed manual transmission and four-wheel independent suspension. 

 

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
price $$20 000 usd
engineV12
valvetrainDOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
displacement3939 cc / 240.4 in³
bore82 mm / 3.23 in
stroke62 mm / 2.44 in
compression9.5:1
power238.6 kw / 320 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output81.24 bhp per litre
bhp/weightbhp per tonne
torque375 nm / 276.6 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frameSteel Panels
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
front tiresVR 205/15
rear tiresVR 205/15
front brakesDiscs
f brake sizex 300 mm / x 11.8 in
r brake sizex 278 mm / x 10.9 in
front wheelsF 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15 x 7 in
rear wheelsR 38.1 x 17.8 cm / 15 x 7 in
steeringZF Worm & Roller
curb weight1240 kg / 2734 lbs
wheelbase2550 mm / 100.4 in
front track1380 mm / 54.3 in
rear track1380 mm / 54.3 in
length4525 mm / 178.1 in
width1730 mm / 68.1 in
height1270 mm / 50.0 in
transmission5-Speed Manual
gear ratios2.520:1, 1.735:1, 1.225:1, 1.000:1, 0.815:1, :1
final drive4.50:1
top speed~265.5 kph / 165 mph
0 – 60 mph~6.1 seconds

Lamborghini Islero Auction Prices

1968 Lamborghini Islero

1968 Lamborghini Islero 6201 – sold for $247,500 – First Used by Ferruccio Lamborghini. Recently Restored by Marque Expert Gary Bobileff. One of 125 Isleros Built. Beautifully Presented Example with Numerous Special Features. Auction Source: Gooding & Company’s 10th Anniversary 2013 Pebble Beach Auction

1968 Lamborghini Islero

1968 Lamborghini Islero 6243 – sold for $137,500 – Restoration Overseen by National Authority on Italian Cars One of 125 Examples Constructed. Rare Factory Paint Color Unusual Marazzi Coachwork. Numerous Restoration Invoices. Extremely Well Documented, Accompanied by Original Swiss Title. Rare Evolution of Lamborghini’s Classic 1960s 2+2 Grand Tourer. Auction Source: The 2013 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company

1968 Lamborghini Islero

1969 Lamborghini Islero 16M48310M – sold for $90,750 – This particular car is well-known among Lamborghini enthusiasts, as it was presented in several publications, including The Complete Book of Lamborghini by Pete Lyons and the auto editors of Consumer Guide, where it is pictured on page 26, as well as pages 100 through 105. Well-maintained and benefiting from a recent tune-up, it is a wonderful example of Italy’s charging bull. Auction Source: 2009 Automobiles of Amelia Island RM Auction