Three Isleros are pictured above together at the Italian Happening in Detroit/USA the first weekend of September, 1999. The Italian happening is an annual event benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation for terminally ill children. Its in its 21st year and was held this year at the Edsel Ford estate. Present here are the yellow Islero (#6198) of Chuck VandenBerg, Jon Hussey's gold Islero-S (#6447), and Lou Herrin's red (#6096). The gold and red cars caravaned across Michigan to and from the meet and a good time was certainly had. Below are two more views of these great cars.
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1999 proved to be a vintage year as there were two great get togethers involving Isleros. Beside the Italian happening, there was an Italian Car Day at Brooklands, the famous historic racetrack in England. Five Isleros attended including #6036, #6156, #6249, #6435, and #6564. I hope to feature pictures of this event in a future edition.
Also in this edition --- an update of the Lamborghini Isleros known, as several have been located recently. A few technical items are noted, and a historical note is included about Islero chassis numbers. Also a great picture of #6483 near the end and some new links. Be sure to check out Glen Kohut's website as it includes a lot of pictures and Lamborghini history.
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Islero-S #6483 which was to be featured in the Lamborghini Museum in Oklahoma. Round front side-markers were used on the "S" cars and also the later half of the 1st series cars instead of the tear-drop shape of the early examples. The "S" cars also had the trim slot behind the front wheels, front quarter windows, air vent behind the rear left window, small flairs over the wheel arches, heated rear window, more prominent air intake scoop on the hood, and fog lights mounted outside the front grill instead of inside it as in the 1st series. Mechanical changes included better rear suspension geometry and the later "S's" may have included some minor engine changes, however, a major increase in power or performance is doubtful. The interior of the "S" includes more trim and could be characterized as typical late 60's/early 70's, where the 1st series was more mid-60's. More on this in the next edition with some pictures to illustrate the differences.