Ferruccio Lamborghini

Italian industrialist, founder of Automobili Lamborghini (1916–1993)

Ferruccio Elio Arturo Lamborghini (April 28, 1916 – February 20, 1993) was an Italian industrialist, an important manufacturer of agricultural equipment in the midst of Italy's post-war economic reform, and the founder of Automobili Lamborghini, a maker of high-end sports cars.


  • One day in Modena I was entering a restaurant when I recognized Ferrari sitting at one of the tables. As I passed I tried to greet him, but he turned his head away and pretended to be talking to the person next to him. He was ignoring me! I used to have contact with Adolfo and Omer Orsi of Maserati, Renzo Rivolta of ISO, even Alejandro de Tomaso. But Ferrari never spoke to me again. He was a great man, I admit, but it was so very easy to upset him.
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