LAMBORGHINI DEFINITIVE HISTORY – SPECIAL BINDING
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Title: Lamborghini 1963 – 1984
History of Lamborghini: Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. is an Italian brand and manufacturer of luxury sports cars. The company’s first models were released in the mid-1960s, and were noted for their refinement, power and comfort. In 1966 Lamborghini gained wide acclaim for the Miura sports coupé. This car established rear mid-engine, rear wheel drive as the standard layout for high-performance cars of the era.
Lamborghini grew rapidly during its first decade, but sales plunged in the wake of the 1973 worldwide financial downturn and the oil crisis. Ferruccio Lamborghini sold ownership of the company to Georges-Henri Rossetti and René Leimer and retired in 1974. The company went bankrupt in 1978, and was placed in the receivership of brothers Jean-Claude and Patrick Mimran in 1980. The Mimrans purchased the company out of receivership by 1984 and invested heavily in the company’s expansion. Under the Mimrans’ management, Lamborghini’s model line was expanded from the Countach to include the Jalpa sports car and the LM002 high performance off-road vehicle.
The Mimrans sold Lamborghini to the Chrysler Corporation in 1987. After replacing the Countach with the Diablo and discontinuing the Jalpa and the LM002, Chrysler sold Lamborghini to Malaysian investment group Mycom Setdco and Indonesian group V’Power Corporation in 1994. In 1998, Mycom Setdco and V’Power sold Lamborghini to the Volkswagen Group where it was placed under the control of the group’s Audi division. New products and model lines were introduced to the brand’s portfolio and brought to the market and saw an increased productivity for the brand Lamborghini. In the late 2000s (decade), during the worldwide financial crisis and the subsequent economic crisis, Lamborghini’s sales saw a drop of nearly 50 percent.
Author: Stefano Pasini
Description: Originally published in 1984, this book remains today as the definitive study of Lamborghini. This English | Italian language edition is a must for the bookshelf of anyone interested in this car company, and in particular for the overall history of Lamborghini and the Lamborghini models.
Special Binding: Covered in the finest quality Alrun (leather tannery in France) and dyed yellow using natural vegetable colours. There is some natural colour discolouration with the yellow dye, indicative of the leathers from the Alrun tanney. The cover sports fine deeply embossed matt black foil title blocking. To the centre is a complex duo-foil deeply impressed with the Lamborghini logo in matt gilt and black foils. The page ends are matt black gilted and the book has fine matt black endpapers. The book has black & yellow ‘heads & tails, along with double black silk ribbon markers. Supplied within a black linen archival slip case.
Format: 195 pages with over 400 photographs (some in full colour). 28.5cm x 25.5cm.
Edition: Special leatherbound limited edition, complete with archival slipcase.
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