The Inspiring Story of a Farmer- Lamborghini Success Story
Lamborghini is one of the most well-established and prestigious organizations that specialize in selling automobiles. Their cars have become a trademark and in fact the dream car for a lot of youngsters including me!
We can say that this car is a boy’s crush and love at first sight. The design and elegance of the car make it the best. Above all of that, there is something in that name that makes us go crazy about it.
This article is about the story of this prestigious organization, how it got established and what and all happened during its development.
You might think that the founder of this company must have been a big-shot or a rich person at that time. The answer is a big NO!
The time goes back to around 1948. The second world war had come to an end and all were starting to recover from the huge devastation. The hero of our story, Mr. Ferruccio Lamborghini had started his tractor company called the Lamborghini Trattori which is an Italian-based agricultural machinery manufacturing company.
Our hero was born in the small village of Cento, Ferrara in Italy province. He was born on 28th April 1916 to a grape farming family. So basically, the founder of Lamborghini was a FARMER!!
He had a passion and keen interest in automobiles, tractors, engines, etc. and this passion made him open up his own tractor business which makes Agri machinery using metal and other scraps from world war airships and submarines.
And his business went booming and soon he became a rich person. He went to buy the most prestigious sports car at that time, the FERRARI. Since he was a person who knew about automobiles, he had found some faults and he wanted to rectify them.
So, our hero took his Ferrari and went to address the issues to none other than the founder of Ferrari, Mr. Enzo Ferrari. So, he introduced himself and reported the problems to Mr. Enzo.
But to the turn of events, Mr. Enzo told
“You are a farmer! You are a tractor driver! Who are you to complain about my cars? My cars are the best in the world.”
After all, Mr. Lamborghini was a customer of Ferrari and it is his duty to respond to the feedback. At least he could have not insulted our hero.
After all this our hero gets agitated and he opens up a company called Automobili Lamborghini in 1963 in opposition to Ferrari. The bull symbol was kept as the logo since it was his star sign (Taurus the bull).
The same year he launched his debut model, the Lamborghini 350 GTV which is a 2-seater coupe automobile with the V12 engine. That model became a huge success and the sales had surpassed that of the latest Ferrari model at that time.
Throughout all the years, Lamborghini has launched several models and almost all of them hit the market and became a huge success. Which initially started as a tractor company, has now become one of the top players in the automobile industry manufacturing powerful and prestigious cars.
Now they have expanded their business and now are also manufacturing boats and other automobiles too. Our hero, Mr. Ferruccio Lamborghini passed away on 20 February 1993 at the age of 76.
Two important things to understand from this story are:-