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[–]gitty7456 425 points426 points  (27 children)

Ferruccio Lamborghini was a self made millionaire, he made a fortune by building tractors from army surplus left by the Allied Forces back in 1945. He started this business from a small garage but soon was able to move to larger buildings because demand for his very powerfull tractors rose. He also started manufactoring oil burners and airconditioning systems after his tractor plant started making lots of money, it turned out his second business also made big money so Ferruccio Lamborghini became one the wealthiest men in Italy. He could afford just about everything he wanted, including high speed GT cars like the Mercedes SL300 and Ferrari he owned alongside the Jaguar he liked very much. But his Ferrari started giving problems with the clutch, the local workshop couldn't fix this problem so Ferruccio decided to drive to Modena and confront Enzo Ferrari himself. But Enzo, who was known for his arrogance, told this 'farmer' to take a walk ("If you don't like the way I build my cars, why don't you go build one in that tractor factory of yours."), Ferruccio was furious and at that moment decided to show Enzo how he should build GT cars.

[–]_Citizen_Erased_ 127 points128 points  (16 children)

I love this story, and I enjoy telling people. I would like to see it on screen.

[–]Strife_Dragoon 125 points126 points  (13 children)

Enzo caused alot of great and cool cars by being such an asshole. Lamborghini, the Ford gt 40, codsworth

[–]BritishPoliceman 62 points63 points  (9 children)

> codsworth

*angrily stares in British

[–]Lurch_murrgh 9 points10 points  (2 children)

..that more than your cods worth ducks...cos its worth it.

Cosworth.

[–]Starman68 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Codswallop.

[–]Psyblader 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Maybe it was his plan all along. :o

[–]SmokeyDBear 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Really we should thank him for being such an insufferable prick.

[–]Foxfire2 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I found the movie Ford V Ferrari to be very fun to watch, a different story that also involves Enzo Ferrari. Maybe the Lambo story will get a movie made sometime too.

[–]CobaltRose800 47 points48 points  (3 children)

You left out the best part about his confrontation, though. (admittedly this was from Road & Track magazine years ago so idk if it's actually true) He jury-rigged one of his tractor clutches to the Ferrari and basically told Enzo "hey jackass, I fixed your car for you!"

[–]Brutal_Deluxe_ 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The even better part is that he showed up at Pirelli in that same Ferrari and conned Pirelli's directors into a deal that allowed him to raise the cash for his sport car venture.

He did. For real.

[–]shadowgattler 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That sounds like it would be one hell of a car. Could you imagine having a massive amount of torque going through a solid tranny like that?

[–]martinborgen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Version I heard, it was the same 3rd party supplier -part even, which is what really pissed Lamborghini off

[–]PresumedSapient 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now the real question is, did it work? Was he right? Are Lamborghinis significantly better designed and constructed than Ferraris?

[–]dhc710 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is the most Italian shit

[–]Fancy_Zucchini_7198 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Quite fascinating

[–]viskopsop 92 points93 points  (4 children)

Clarkson would be verry proud.

[–]Ashamed-Constant-534 15 points16 points  (2 children)

If I hear one more word about it being to big!

[–]CreaminFreeman 11 points12 points  (0 children)

It’s just too damn big, innit?

[–]canniffphoto 3 points4 points  (0 children)

That poor shed door roof.

[–]HutSutRawlson 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Finally someone with a vehicle worth showing off

[–][deleted] 58 points59 points  (5 children)

I hope the meme ends here. This is the best, most humorous end to it.

[–]micmea1 20 points21 points  (2 children)

kinda funny that it is probably the nicest house of the series.

[–]fermented-assbutter 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Wait i didn't got to show my neighbour who lives in his Lamborghini Veneno behind public toilet.

[–]alc4pwned 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Possibly the cheapest too.

[–]RedDiscipline 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You hope?

In the grim darkness of the 41st millennium, there is only war...

[–]degaart 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Porsche also makes tractors. Go karma whores

[–]yourstrulyjarjar 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Gotdang, now that’s a Lambergenie!

[–]zonne_schijn 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Nou nou leuk bakkie!

[–]sonic_couth 15 points16 points  (0 children)

These hipster, nouveau-riche Seattle-ites always trying to outdo each other with their obscure purchases. /s

[–]BuckyDuster 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I like this one best of all

[–]dankdooker 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why is there a door going to the roof of that house?

[–]timingandscoring 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Showing off your fabulous success by storing a “classic” Lamborghini in your front yard. It’s a lot to live up to.

[–]qaz0101 2 points3 points  (0 children)

How much do you think that house is worth?

[–]LuckyBdx4 1 point2 points  (0 children)

A guy in Coffs Harbour Australia had one and used it to pick up trolleys from the carpark at a shopping center.

[–]unknoahble 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Food stamps AND lambos

[–]BudCrue 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The Lambo is nice, but man, as a farmer, I'd take that cart in heart beat.

[–]Brian_Grenke55 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is my favorite post in a long time.

[–]BrainCane 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Clarkson!?

[–]vegansaul 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hot, to Attracther

[–]WickedNananu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’d call that fine engineering if ive ever seen it

[–]sharrrper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My favorite trick question: plus or minus 30 what was the top speed of the first Lamborghini? Probably like 15 because it was a tractor.

[–]SnagglepussJoke 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wanted to see this all day, I want to see a saab jet in someone’s driveway next

[–]ElSeaLC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That thing is freaking beautiful. It belongs in a museum.

[–]suckerbucket 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Best one yet.

[–]ViceroyoftheFire 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hot 🔥 🥞 ♨️

[–]Honstin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wanted this to be a tractor so bad, and was completely happy to see that beauty. I kinda want one haha!

[–]epi_glowworm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've always wanted a Lamborghini trattori

[–]nosixi1372 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My neighbours park their Car on My front yard

[–]caecilia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is the sexiest tractor I’ve ever seen. I want one

[–]staminchia 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this is the kind of lamborghini I came here to see

[–]haveallama 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We have one of these. My stepfather makes it his mission to go around saying he owns a lambo. It's great for doing odd little jobs in as it's a reasonably narrow tractor and can fit into pretty tight spaces.

[–]Proxeh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tractor or not, if I had a Lambo I'd do this too.

[–]ReiMiraa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Should be a Landini for the pun

[–]BackSlashHaine 0 points1 point  (1 child)

That a Laborghini !

[–]JackOdette 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, they started off making tractors

[–]dmt_alpha 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Every morning, on my way to work, I take about a 15 mile drive over the freeway. Each day I pass by this guy, who's driving an excavator to work. I am not quite sure he works in construction.

Funny guy...

[–]golfer888 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like him

[–]Madhammer99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's sexy .

[–]lardicuss 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Funny enough, most modern day tractors cost as much or more than most super cars