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Old 08-26-2010, 12:47 PM
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Silhouette thread

Iíve been watching this Lamborghini section for some years but never saw a specific thread for the Silhouette. This model deserves an own thread; it was the first convertible Lamborghini that went into production and with around 35 units surviving out of 54 produced itís as rare as a Reventon today.

Any info on the Silhouettes; VINís, pictures, documents, articles, owner reports, Ö will be nice.

Here are some pictures of Silhouettes that appeared in other threads:
#40032 a long term restoration project: Urraco thread
#40046 a bit tuned but still looking stunning: Urraco thread
#40052 currently for sale: SWEET LOOK what I got in!!
#40054 in the Lamborghini Museo GTV for sale -- more info?
#40066 sold last week at auction: SWEET LOOK what I got in!!
#40076 the only USA delivered Silhouette: SWEET LOOK what I got in!!
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Old 08-26-2010, 12:51 PM
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I am trying to learn about hese more and more each day..

I see some have a different color leather stripe in the seats and some are a solid one color..?
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Different colors yes but the factory interior has the center stripe on the seats as well as two sets of speaker holes in the headrest to the left and right of the center stripe.

If it is different then the seats have be recovered.

Also dash and center console were both mousehair from the factory.

I'm happy to help with any info I can.

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Different colors yes but the factory interior has the center stripe on the seats as well as two sets of speaker holes in the headrest to the left and right of the center stripe.

If it is different then the seats have be recovered.

Also dash and center console were both mousehair from the factory.

I'm happy to help with any info I can.

Tony
Correct as it relates to all Silhouettes originally having a mouse-hair dash.

But bear in mind some cars had fabric-covered seats.
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:58 AM
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Around half of the production had this color stripe. So far I know 14 Silhouettes with the color stripe (early and late production, original and restored).

Thereís no link between the stripe color and the exterior color.

When I saw an interior picture for the LP550 Balbino it reminded me immediately about the Silhouette.
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Old 08-27-2010, 03:32 AM
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nice car

interesting thing: this car has an LP 400 steering wheel and not urraco's one

p.s. i sent you an e mail
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Old 08-27-2010, 05:41 AM
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I'm searching #40040 since years, where did you find this picture?
I would be interested to purchase this car.
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:23 AM
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Interesting about the seats, but how about the black colour at the front spoiler, some cars have and some dont? Is there any logic behind? (I suspect not, this Lamborghini we are talking about ;-))
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:31 AM
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Different colors yes but the factory interior has the center stripe on the seats as well as two sets of speaker holes in the headrest to the left and right of the center stripe.

If it is different then the seats have be recovered.

Also dash and center console were both mousehair from the factory.

I'm happy to help with any info I can.

Tony
Tony,

Did Lamborghini ever mount speakers in the Silhouette seats? I seem to remember that Recaro used to make a seat back in the 70's that had speaker holes in the seat and you could mount speakers in them.

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Old 08-27-2010, 08:24 AM
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Can I make a suggestion?
This thread will eventually fall by the wayside. Just my experience over a dozen years.
I would like to see this combined with the Urraco thread and renamed the "Silhouette & Urraco Thread"
Then maybe more activity will keep both alive.
These cars are basically the same.
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Old 08-27-2010, 08:28 AM
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As in my Urraco, the coolest thing on these cars is that steering wheel!
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:58 AM
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LHD cars have the four spoke dished stering wheel.
RHD cars have a three spoke wheel.
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:20 AM
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nice car

interesting thing: this car has an LP 400 steering wheel and not urraco's one

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thats because its a rhd

to the best of my knowledge nearly all RHD urraco and silhouettes dont have deep dish 4 spoke urraco wheel.
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I'm searching #40040 since years, where did you find this picture?
I would be interested to purchase this car.
that pic came from a french car magazine test... i have the issue

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Interesting about the seats, but how about the black colour at the front spoiler, some cars have and some dont? Is there any logic behind? (I suspect not, this Lamborghini we are talking about ;-))
The black lower portion was factory correct and original.

It gets painted after or on top of the body piant.

A lot of cars, my ex car included after a repaint choose to leave it body color.

My ex car (40076) had a bare metal restoration paint job but the interior is original.
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Tony,

Did Lamborghini ever mount speakers in the Silhouette seats? I seem to remember that Recaro used to make a seat back in the 70's that had speaker holes in the seat and you could mount speakers in them.

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Yes, my ex car had 2 factory speakers in each headrest.
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