Founded by Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1948, Lamborghini Trattori produces agricultural machinery to this day and represents the origin of the Lamborghini sports car company. This 1980 Lamborghini R235DT tractor, chassis number 56885, was purchased new in California and parked in a barn where it sat for 40 years before being acquired by the current owner. It received new tires, wheels, paint, and a new metal dash section in the original white color. Accompanied by an uninstalled custom roll bar and showing 146 hours of use, this Lamborghini R235DT tractor is now being offered at auction by its seller out of Florida.
The chassis is finished in its original blue while the white engine cover, fenders, seats, and dashboard were all recently refinished due to fading. Exterior equipment includes heavy-duty front and rear tow points, optional front headlights with high beams, low beams, and parking lights, headlight cages, a heavy-duty rear hitch, hydraulic rear lift arms, and a power take-off with an optional safety cover. The painted wheels are mounted with 15” Pirelli tractor tires in front and new 28” BKT tires in the rear. A custom-made roll bar will be included in the sale, although further modifications are required for installation.
The driver is seated in a white sprung steel pan and provided with control levers, a three-spoke Lamborghini steering wheel, and Lamborghini-branded Smith’s instrumentation including a tachometer, an hour meter, a low fuel light, a high beam light, a generator light, and an oil pressure light.
The 235DT tractor is powered by an air-cooled 2-cylinder diesel engine rated at 48 HP. It comes equipped with a 3-forward speed transmission including a high and low range for 6 forward speeds and 2 reverse. The top speed is reported to be 15 MPH at 2200 RPM. Additional features include selectable four-wheel drive, a locking rear differential, and 2-speed power take-off. The seller states the rear work light and passenger side tail light are currently inoperable due a faulty ground, and a new fuel filter has been installed along with an oil and filter change.
This tractor is offered with owner's manuals and a bill of sale.