|Ferruccio Lamborghini was the son of grape farmers. As a boy, he developed an interest in farm machinery. In 1940, he founded Lamborghini Tractor and used spare war parts to produce his first tractors.|
The 1957 tractor predates the founding of Lamborghini as a luxury car company by about six years.
|Lamborghini’s decision to focus on cars came after he was insulted after giving an established manufacturer of cars advice on improving its clutch. That manufacturer’s name was Enzo Ferrari.|
The tractor, boasting a three-cylinder engine with a displacement of 2,200cc and a 'relatively potent power output of 36bhp' sold for €14,950 (US $15,956).