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October 1977.

In the early 1940's Ferruccio Lamborghini started building tractors in Italy. Initially, the tractors were built using a mixture of surplus military hardware from World War Two.

By 1954, Lamborghini was building its own engines. Also, the company had expanded manufacturing into other areas, notably, high performance sports cars.

In the late 1960s Ferrucio became disinterested in making tractors and focussed his attention on motorsport, and in 1971 the firm was formally acquired by SAME.

1972 Company acquired by SAME

The Lamborghini name is still used on tractors today, as part of the SAME Deutz-Fahr Group.


  • Model 5c Crawler (1962- )

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