Lamborghini turns 50: Classic Lamborghini cars

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The Lamborghini LP500, first prototype of the Countach sports car, designed by by Marcello Gandini of the Bertone design studio, circa 1972.

The Lamborghini LP500, first prototype of the Countach sports car, designed by by Marcello Gandini of the Bertone design studio, circa 1972.

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October 6, 1981: Erica Sandon-Humphries with the Lamborghini Jalpa which has a top speed of 160 mph.

October 6, 1981: Erica Sandon-Humphries with the Lamborghini Jalpa which has a top speed of 160 mph.

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The iconic Italian luxury sports car maker Lamborghini turns fifty this year. Take a look at some of the vintage Lamborgini cars.<br><br> A Lamborghini Miura P400 sports car, circa 1967. The car was designed by Marcello Gandini of the Bertone design studio, and launched in 1966.

The iconic Italian luxury sports car maker Lamborghini turns fifty this year. Take a look at some of the vintage Lamborgini cars.

A Lamborghini Miura P400 sports car, circa 1967. The car was designed by Marcello Gandini of the Bertone design studio, and launched in 1966.

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May 1972: A publicity photo of a Lamborghini P250 Urraco 2 2 V8 sports car styled by Bertone in 1972.

May 1972: A publicity photo of a Lamborghini P250 Urraco 2 2 V8 sports car styled by Bertone in 1972.

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This Lamborghini Miura SVJ was built on special order by the late Shah Reza Pahlvei of Iran in 1971.

This Lamborghini Miura SVJ was built on special order by the late Shah Reza Pahlvei of Iran in 1971.

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The Lamborghini Marzal, a one-off prototype concept car, designed by by Marcello Gandini of the Bertone design studio, at a preview of the London Motor Show at Earl's Court, 17th October 1967.

The Lamborghini Marzal, a one-off prototype concept car, designed by by Marcello Gandini of the Bertone design studio, at a preview of the London Motor Show at Earl's Court, 17th October 1967.

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A Lamborghini Urraco sports car on display at a motor show, circa 1972. Designed by Marcello Gandini of the Bertone design studio, the four-seater was first introduced in 1970.

A Lamborghini Urraco sports car on display at a motor show, circa 1972. Designed by Marcello Gandini of the Bertone design studio, the four-seater was first introduced in 1970.

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This primrose yellow 1968 Lamborghini Espada which the Shah used to drive his crown prince son to school fetched $23,000 at a Geneva auction.

This primrose yellow 1968 Lamborghini Espada which the Shah used to drive his crown prince son to school fetched $23,000 at a Geneva auction.