Islero thread

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  1. Marcello

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    #1 Marcello, Feb 15, 2007
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    Dear Vintage spotters,

    I would like this thread to be the ultimate Islero thread.
    If anyone has any Islero info or pictures, please feel free to contribute.
    A lot of cars still needs to be identified, and we need all the help we can get.
    These cars are very rare, and because they are not that spectacular like a Miura or Countach, I think these cars are a little ignored sometimes at meetings, and finding pictures of these cars is very difficult. So please help!

    The main sources for Islero info are:

    1. http://members.aol.com/luigidvm/index.html

    2. http://www.lamborghiniregistry.com

    3. this thread, to help these two guys.

    I would like to kick of with this nice picture of Ferruccio Lamborghini posing with the prototype Islero, #6000. A nice way to start I think.

    Kindest regards,
    Marcel Wallenburg
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    Islero is a very nice looking classic L car. You seldom see them around.
     
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    I loved this cars for many years, it is in my opinion the most brilliant display of constrained GT design of the 60's. Its just clean simple and understated - and its still a Lamborghini
     
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    #5 lambomiura, Feb 15, 2007
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    I would like to kick of with this nice picture of Ferruccio Lamborghini posing with the prototype Islero, #6000. A nice way to start I think.

    Kindest regards,
    Marcel Wallenburg[/QUOTE]


    Hello Marcel,

    Here is 2 photos of chassis 6000 I took in italy (in front of the Ferrari Museo!) in 2003.

    All the best,

    Philippe
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    This will be a Great thread.... a fantastic car that still needs to be discovered.
     
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    I went to Norwood Performance in Dallas a few weeks ago and there was an Islero that was said to have been owned by Ferrucio himself. I'm not sure of the serial number but I remember that Mike told me that the wooden fuel filler cap was made for Ferrucio because of his interest in boating. It may be the one in the first picture.
     
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    A great understated GT car that had the misfortune of being marketed alongside the Miura (which one to buy?).

    The styling reminds me of a car that came later.
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    What kind of room does the Islero have in it?
     
  11. Marcello

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    Thank you Fred,

    Wonderful reading. Imagine that you actually could go on holiday to Italy, buy an Islero at the factory (for about the same price as an Miura!), meet Ferruccio himself, cruise it around there for a few weeks, and then having it shipped to the US, how romantic!
     
  12. Marcello

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    Hello Marcel,

    Here is 2 photos of chassis 6000 I took in italy (in front of the Ferrari Museo!) in 2003.

    All the best,

    Philippe[/QUOTE]

    Hi Philippe,

    Yes, this is the same car. Great to see a prototipo driven on the roads.
    I know the car was present at the 40 Anni party at the Lamborghini factory in May 2003. Do you have more pictures of that event as well?

    Best regards,
    Marcel
     
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  14. Marcello

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    Hi James,

    Ferruccio's personal car: Islero #6201, owned by Paul von Heeder of Texas. This Islero was originally owned by Ferruccio himself and has some custom touches that are ascribed to him, such as a wooden gas cap (supposedly because of his love of boating), quilted interior panels, and high compression engine.

    Did you make any pictures in Dallas?

    Best regards,
    Marcel
     
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    In the last (engine bay) photo. What were the 4 studs, welded to the intake cam covers for? I've never seen that before, looks added on by someone.
     
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    Here are some pics I took of the car at the last 2 ItalianCarFests.

    The car is on display this weekend at the Dallas AutoRama. I will take some more pics and some detail pics to post here.
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    #18 Marcello, Feb 16, 2007
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    Hey Garrick,

    Thanks for posting these pictures.
    It would be nice if you also could take some pictures of the engine,
    and the chassis/engine/body number plates in the engine compartment.
    Here's an example.
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    #19 Marcello, Feb 16, 2007
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    Here are two other picture of s/n 6000.

    This is how the first Islero appeared at the 1968 Geneva Motor Show and in the factory literature.This car originally had Boranni wire wheels pictured above, that apparently did not stay with the car. The second owner reports that when the car was sold after the Geneva, Switzerland show, the car had acquired the Miura style wheels that would become standard equipment. The car also acquired this three spoke steering wheel and some modifications to the centre console.

    I have never seen any pictures of this car at the 1968 Geneva Motor Show.
    Anybody?

    Ciao!
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    #20 Miltonian, Feb 16, 2007
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    This page is copied from Quattroruote, March 1968, from their report on new cars at the Geneva Auto Show. I'll see if I can find a picture of the Islero on display at the show itself.
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    #21 Miltonian, Feb 16, 2007
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    This picture is supposed to be from the Geneva Show 1968, copied from Motor Trend magazine, June 1968.

    Edit: From "Car" magazine's report on the Geneva Show (June 1968):
    "Our good friends Lamborghini were of course much in evidence once more, this time with a big stand in the middle of the hall replete with two newcomers as described last month. The interim Islero model, using many inner panels from the original 350/400 series car, looked better than it had in prototype, largely because its deep blue finish seemed to suit it vastly better than the prototype's drab grey. It is still, however, a disappointingly ugly and amateurish car by comparison with its big sister the fabulous Espada."
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    #23 FredParoutaud, Feb 16, 2007
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    And here are some pix of Ferruccio's Islero I took at Concorso 2 years ago, it was next to my 400GT 2+2. Balboni was being filmed talking about the two cars:
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  25. Marcello

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    Thanks a lot, this looks like #6000 indeed.

    Ciao,
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  26. Marcello

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    Now this is VERY interesting!
    I thought it was #6000 that was displayed at the Geneva Show,
    but this picture proofs otherwise.

    The blue #6003 is listed at the ILR as: Consigned to Geneva. Nothing further known. Consigned to Geneva could very well mean Showcar for Geneva???

    Great news!

    Ciao,
    Marcello
     

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