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Exotic Survivor: 1976 Lamborghini Urraco

This 1976 Lamborghini Urraco has under 30,000 original miles and features the larger P300 engine paired to a manual transmission. Part of the company’s lineup of 2+2 vehicles that we seemingly see far less often than the contemporary Countach or even the LM002, the Urraco features a mid-engined 3.0L V8 and looks absolutely stunning in yellow over saddle with color-matched wheel centers. This one has some cosmetic flaws and some unfortunate stereo modifications but is still an extremely attractive example. Find it here on the WeBeAutos Consignment page for $74,995.

One of the more unfortunate aspects about any U.S.-spec Urraco is the fitment of grotesque bumpers as mandated by domestic safety regulators. I’m curious how the Urraco is set up, as you can see the slim chrome bumpers on the back of the car poking out beneath the black overriders, so perhaps it’s a matter of just removing the larger units and filling the holes in the body where they attached. Probably wishful thinking, but one can hope. The Urraco was succeeded by the Jalpa in the U.S. market, which is another low-production Lamborghini we don’t see much of today.

The Urraco was intended to go after the lower-priced supercar market, if you can call it that, occupied by the Maserati Merak and Ferrari Dino. Honestly, I wish such a vehicle demographic existed today, as an “affordable” McLaren or Ferrari, but even the Urraco was probably still out of the reach of most consumers when it was new. If nothing else, I wish we’d resort to cockpits with actual personality instead of one large touchscreen and a digital dial, as nothing comes close to the character on display here. Seats and dash look downright minty, with no unsightly cracks in the dash pad or leather to report.

Now, the negatives of this Urraco are pleasingly small – I just don’t like seeing modern stereo equipment in anything vintage. That’s an easy fix, and a period radio would be a welcome “upgrade” for this supercar survivor. The seller does a good job of capturing any flaws, which appear to be limited to a spot of rust bubbling up in one of the doors and a few dings and minor scrapes from everyday use. The Urraco is the unconventional Lamborghini enthusiast’s choice, while still offering the glorious soundtrack of a quad-cam V8. I would probably hold out for a Jalpa myself, but the Urraco is a close second.

Comments

  1. Bultaco

    The Urraco is much prettier than the models it was recycled into (first the Silhouette, then the Jalpa), although in the Jalpa, the V8 was enlarged to 3.5 liters. This is a rare and desirable P300, so you wouldn’t be likely to see another one at your cars and coffee.

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  2. UK Paul 🇬🇧

    Lovely thing and for less than I just spent on a kitchen .. sigh ..

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    • Mr. Bond

      That has to be one sweet kitchen though!

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      • UK Paul 🇬🇧

        Hopefully.. not finished yet. Soon :)
        Prefer to have bought cars though ..

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  3. J_Paul Member

    That dashboard—with the speedo and tach spread out on opposite ends—is wild. Even for Italian supercar manufacturers in the 1970s, that’s an insane ergonomic decision.

    Pretty car, though.

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    • Ralph

      But it’s foreign, so its “full of character” but if this was a domestic car, it would be a “what were they thinking” crazy disjointed mess….

      Well at least the car is super reliable though…..

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  4. Ken B

    Jalp/Silhuette…. and against the Ferrari Dino? ehh the Silhuette/ was part developed into the Jalpa and as with the Ferrari Dino(unless thinking of the FIAT Dino/Ferrari 308 GT4(2+2).. the Uracco has nothing but the engine in common with the others.. a v8.. but beautiful and fantastic to drive(unless not maintaining it and/or buying on a budget liek the TopGear trio once did.. lol)

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  5. aboyandhisdog Tom Fitch Member

    Nice looking car! Those bumper overrides don’t look bad to me at all – in fact, I think Lambo did a pretty good job with them. Nice looking headliner too. But yellow…not for me.

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  6. Andrew Franks

    I bought one imported by a Swiss Architect who was the original owner, had it for almost a year, put a clutch and some other things I can’t remember and for an esoteric car, it ran every day and gave me little trouble. Now in the hands of my neighbor, who couldn’t live without it. Good luck with this; I have no room. They are monster cars and a ton of fun.

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  7. t-BONE BOB

    nice

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  8. Chelle

    Wow, I have a couple of these, but the P250, euro spec cars.
    This one has quite a few modifications to the body. The front air dam, rear spoiler, and the inlet in the rockers really don’t work for me, but to each their own.

    Don’t get me wrong, it’s a decent deal, but I prefer the clean lines of the original bodywork. At this price, you’re getting a really rare car. They only made 190 of the P300, and the P300 means you have a timing chain rather than having to drop the engine to do the timing belt.

    If I added this one, I’d pretty much have to restore the body to stock, but that’s just me

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  9. brianashe

    I’ve had this window open on my computer and minimized for 2 months now. Finally reading this. Two funny things: the price has gone up $10k, to $84,995, and the title of the embedded youtube video includes the words “Beautiful Example Priced to Sell Fast!!”

    I’m guessing they got no bites as the lower price, so they raised the price to make it seem more valuable. I bet they’d take $60k and if I had the much laying around I’d love to have it. The two-tone interior looks great.

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