Some Assembly Required: 1975 Lamborghini Urraco P250 V8

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This Lamborghini Urraco V8 engine is out of a 1975 model year P250 and has been with the seller for the last 12 years, after it was purchased from a local Lamborghini dealership. Specifically, the parts on offer here include what is pictured: an engine block sans internals, cylinder heads and a total of three Solex carbs which resemble the factory CP40P117 units. These 90-degree V8 engines use a 16-valve, SOHC (per bank) cylinder head configuration, and developed as much as 220 HP at 7,500 RPM in this 2.5-liter form. This version is the most common, with over 500 Uracco P250’s produced, but aluminum construction and a high revving nature make for exciting potential build ideas, or just put it under a piece of glass and call it a coffee table. Find it here on eBay in Grand Island, Nebraska with no reserve.

The seller describes the lot of parts as clean, and photos show much the same. Almost all metal in sight appears free of corrosion, grime or dirt. The carbs also look pretty good, but one of them shows a slight bit of corrosion on one side of the barrels. The description mentions 12 years of storage, but history prior to then isn’t touched on. As previously mentioned, no internals like pistons, rods or crankshaft are included, and it looks like cylinder heads are incomplete with things like the camshafts and covers not pictured–all of which suggest that the unit many have been used as a display.

Some Assembly Required: 1975 Lamborghini Urraco P250 V8

Weber carbs were standard equipment across the different Lamborghini V8 displacements, but US-spec cars for 1975 and 1976 were a brief exception. Federalized Urraco P250’s came fitted with quad Solex units as shown here, which translated to a 40 HP drop from Euro spec to 180.

Some Assembly Required: 1975 Lamborghini Urraco P250 V8

Unknowns aside, this Lamborghini V8 is an interesting piece. An inspection by a specialist will likely be necessary to determine if the parts have potential for a future build or should be relegated to display, but either way, it’s not often we get to see Lambo eight-cylinder engines in detail.

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