Ferruccio Lamborghini was born on April
28, 1916 in a small Italian farming village,
Renazzo di Cento, Ferrara. Even as a small
child it was obvious that Ferruccio had a keen
aptitude for anything mechanical.
he was drafted into the Italian services where
he repaired vehicles. After the war he built
tractors from spare parts to help his country
recoup after suffering the devastation of
the war years.
In 1963 he founded the Lamborghini Automobili
company due to his lack of satisfaction with
the Ferrari he owned.
He knew he could build
a better car. He used his birth sign, Taurus
the bull, as a symbol for his cars. Most of
his cars were named in connection with bulls.
In March of 1964 the first production car
arrived, the 350 GT. During the 60's the future
of the company looked very bright.
The 350 GT, the 400 GT and the 400 GT 2+2
made the Lamborghini name known throughout
the world. The Miura made it legendary. The
successors, Countach and the Espada, kept
the company alive during some very troubling
In 1973 Ferruccio sold all of his companies
and retired to his vineyard in Italy's Umbria
province. He produced a red wine called Colli
del Trasimento know as "Blood of the Miura".
He died on February 20, 1993 at the age of
Honour Roll - Founding Fathers Of The Automotive Industry