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).