1964-1966 Lamborghini 350GT at Fuelfed Coffee and Classics in Winnetka, Illinois.
The 350GT was the first production Lamborghini. Only 120 were built. They were powered by 3.5 liter V12 engines that produced 284 horsepower (209 kW) and 240 lbf⋅ft (325 N⋅m) of torque.
Ferruccio Lamborghini was born to grape farmers in 1916. Shortly after serving in the Italian military during World War 2, he participated in the Mille Miglia with a FIAT Topolino that he modified in his garage. But after crashing, he lost interest in motorsport and instead, started a tractor company called Lamborghini Trattori in 1948. His company was immediately successful, and as many other people who got rich from the transition from war-torn Europe to relatively peaceful re-industrialization, Lamborghini became a car collector. He owned a number of Ferraris, FIATs, Lancias, Maseratis, a Mercedes-Benz 300SL, etc. After becoming annoyed by what he saw as poor service from Ferrari, he decided to enter automobile production. Interestingly, many other Italian car companies were started out of revenge at the time. ATS, OSCA, and Bizzarrini were also founded similarly.