Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Lamborghini Urraco

Only 21 Lamborghini Urracos were produced for the American market from 1972 to 1979. They currently sell for $89,308 on average.
Written by Pat Roache
Reviewed by Jessica Barrett
Updated on Mar 23, 2023
With only 21 models produced for the American market from 1972 to 1979, the Lamborghini Urraco is a true sports coupe rarity on this side of the Atlantic. Despite its unique status, this classic car has an average selling price of $89,308.
The Urraco (pronounced “oo-RAKH-oh”) is practically screaming with ’70s flair and safety standards. This coupe squeezes two rows of seats into a short and pointed frame. Three models were produced in Europe, but only one made it to the States, and it had to be altered to meet bumper and emission standards for U.S. roads.
Whether the “Little Bull” has piqued your interest in a history book or a
classic car auction
, you can learn all about this classic Lambo here.
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What makes the Lamborghini Urraco special?

While the Lamborghini Urraco saw its fair share of Italian manufacturing during its seven-year lifespan, the American market barely saw a fraction. Only 21 of the 791 Urracos produced were sold in the States. 
Though these models saw some modifications to meet American safety and emission standards, every Urraco produced sported a respectable V8 engine able to propel certain models from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 5.6 seconds.

Engine

V8 engines were standard for all four variations of the Lamborghini Urraco, but the top-tier P300’s V8 was slightly modified to achieve the Urraco’s maximum 265 horsepower and 202 lb-ft of torque. The P250 maxes out at 220 horsepower, and the P200 at 182 horsepower. The names of these trims also tell you the size of their engines—P200 for 2.0 L, P250 for 2.5 L, and P300 for 3.0 L.
The downside for American consumers? After the Urraco’s modifications for the States, the power behind the P111 model’s V8 engine—shared with the European P250—suffered a major reduction to 180 horsepower

Speed

Drivers who know how to handle the Urraco’s five-speed manual transmission could get the standard P250 to go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, while the P350 could get there in 5.6 seconds. Both topped out at 150 mph and 162 mph, respectively. 
While there aren’t any road tests for the rare American P111, we would expect it to perform pretty similarly to the P200’s 7.2-second 0-to-60time, considering their comparable engine powers. However, the P111’s speed tops out at 140 mph, beating out the P200’s maximum of 134 mph.

Styling

This retro Lambo is low and long. The nose is chiseled to an intimidating point, but a convex curve from the roof to the rear bumper shows this sports car’s softer side. It also makes room for the second row in this 2+2 coupe’s unique interior cabin.

Customization

It’s been 40 years since the Urraco halted production, and records of its customizability are scarce. We’ve already looked at the European consumers’ three engine options—though American consumers did not have this luxury. Beyond that, all we can say for certain is that this Lambo came in at least eight color options including an iconic bright bumblebee yellow.

How much does a Lamborghini Urraco cost?

Today, the Lamborghini Urraco can mostly be found for sale at classic car auctions. This has broadened the market for Americans now that European models are making their way across the Atlantic to fill classic car collections in the States.
The average closing bid for an auctioned Urraco is $89,308 on
Classic.com
. Here are some price ranges from the past five years for Lamborghini Urracos sold at auction on the site in the past five years: 
  • 1973: $78,052 to $87,379
  • 1974: $54,000 to $124,524
  • 1975: $68,200 to $135,000
  • 1976: $73,703 to $129,286
  • 1977: $136,413 (converted from AUD for the highest bid on a current auction in Melbourne, Australia)
As you can see from these numbers, there is an upward price trend as you start to look at later model years. However, the final price for an Urraco at auction will come down to the seller’s starting bid, the level of competition, the engine, any customizations, the car’s rarity, and more.

How much does it cost to insure a Lamborghini Urraco?

Lamborghini insurance costs
can be pretty all over the place for a typical Lambo owner, but how does that compare for a car that’s more for collecting than commuting? You’ll likely have to start by looking for
classic car coverage
rather than a standard insurance policy, and the costs for this coverage will come down to the appraised value of your specific Urraco. 
The scarcity of data for the Urraco doesn’t give us any appraisal averages to play with here, but typically, classic car coverage costs rarely break $600 per year for the high end of the value spectrum. This could change if your vintage Urraco’s value is uncharacteristically high, but you can pretty much expect your classic car coverage to cost less than a standard insurance plan.

How does the Lamborghini Urraco compare to other models?

As plenty of car manufacturers continue to do today, Lamborghini introduced the original Urraco as a response to the innovations of two of its competitors—Maserati and Ferrari. To see how Lamborghini did, let’s look at how the Urraco compares to its immediate competitors from the other European sports car manufacturers below.
Vehicle
Body types
Average price at auction
Engine
0 to 60
Top speed
Lamborghini Urraco
2+2 Coupe
$89,308
2.0-liter OHC, 2.5-liter OHC, or 3.0-liter DOHC V8 w/ 180 to 265 hp
5.6 to 7.2 seconds
134 to 150 mph
Maserati Merak
2+2 Coupe
$55,105
3.0-liter 90-degree V6 w/ 187 hp
6.6 seconds
149 mph
Ferrari Dino
Coupe or convertible
$292,309
2.0-liter or 2.4-liter Dino 65-degree V6 w/ 175 to 192 hp
7.0 seconds
149 mph
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Where you can buy a Lamborghini Urraco

Good luck finding the Lamborghini Urraco on any used car lot! With the advancement of technology and the Internet's ability to connect sellers with buyers across the world, your best bet to buy a Urraco is through an online auction—like those on Classic.com.
Make sure to take note of where the seller is located and whether or not the vehicle for sale would require a pickup. If they do require you to bring your own trailer, you can always turn the transportation into an awesome road trip opportunity! 

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