Saving Your Internal Organs From Harm (Or Sale)

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Saving Your Internal Organs From Harm (Or Sale)

What is the going price for a slightly-used liver nowadays?

Once again, the sinister Mr. Scroggs proves that his Internet Ninjitsu is second to none, tracking down a vehicle that has caused virtually every person who has seen it to contemplate the prices they would be able to obtain for any surplus — or not-so-surplus — internal organs.

It's backsides like that one that inspire sexual metaphors.

Let’s face it 1960’s-era Lamborghinis and Ferraris are among the most beautiful cars you can find. Hell, I’d personally say that almost anything from the 1960’s was a damn fine looking car, and I’m having a very hard time thinking of an exception to that rule. The Italians, however, were the cream of the crop, with cars so achingly beautiful they defy analogy. This 1968 Lamborghini Islero is no exception.

Do we need a NSFW tag on that?

Much like Mr. Scroggs’ beautiful find on Monday that set my heart — and other body parts — a-twitter, this particularly high-priced eBay auction appears, by every detail we can find, to be that sort of choice automobile that you’d normally spend years searching for. And there are still a few hours left on the auction! The seller has scads of documentation, and the colour combination is just stunning. Granted, I have a soft-spot for that sort of brown leather interior, but even with that detail aside, I would sell a family member for this vehicle. Pity the bidding has already exceeded a price I could even dream of for any of them.

Class, straight up.

Sadly, then, knowing that it is so far out of my possible financial reach that I may as well start bidding on Switzerland, I am relegated to sitting here viewing the photos. For the next 18 hours or so.

By |2011-09-20T09:00:48+00:00September 20th, 2011|All Things Hoon|29 Comments

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  1. B72 September 20, 2011 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Up to $96,600 and the reserve isn't met. It seems they know they have something nice.

  2. tonyola September 20, 2011 at 9:15 am - Reply

    While Lambos like the Miura and Countach get all the attention, I think the Islero might well be the prettiest front-engined Lambo ever. Classic long-hood GT proportions and pure, ultra-clean lines – more of a gentleman's express than a rock star toy. This is an early one. Later cars had more power, vent windows, and a "mail slot" vent in the front fender. Look how simple the nose styling is. A really elegant exotic.
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  3. Graverobber September 20, 2011 at 9:50 am - Reply

    I never really liked the Islero's looks, particularly from the rear three-quarter. After the ostentatious 350 and 400GT, the antecedent Islero seems tame in comparison. Lovely wheels however, and probably worth six figures for its provenance and condition.

    • engineerd September 20, 2011 at 10:07 am - Reply

      I think that's the reason why I like the Islero. With the 350 and 400s (all gorgeous cars) it's like you're telling the world, "Look at my hot supermodel wife!" With the Islero, it's like you're telling the world, "I don't need to flaunt my sexual prowess. You can just tell."

      • tonyola September 20, 2011 at 10:52 am - Reply

        I don't think the 350 and 400 Lambos are all that good looking with that weird curved A-pillar, busy grille, and bugeye headlights. Hot supermodel? Not unless it's on another planet. The Islero is the 400GT done right.

  4. Devin September 20, 2011 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Now, without further ado, the exception to your '60s rule.
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    • mdharrell September 20, 2011 at 10:04 am - Reply

      Well, the Dart is more of a carryover from the '50s than it is a car of the '60s. Nonetheless, yeah.

      • Devin September 20, 2011 at 10:08 am - Reply

        It was the first thing that came to mind, though it was introduced in '59, so it mostly existed in the '60s.
        Does a Citroen Ami 6 count?
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        Note: I would happily own an Ami 6.

        • mdharrell September 20, 2011 at 10:17 am - Reply

          The Ami does NOT count, as it is in fact a damn fine looking car.

          • engineerd September 20, 2011 at 11:09 am

            Holy crap! I agree with you! I'm doomed to a world of mini-car ownership!
            //Runs away screaming and flailing arms.

          • mdharrell September 20, 2011 at 12:15 pm

            Eh. He'll be back. Then we'll discuss microcars….

          • tonyola September 20, 2011 at 11:22 am

            Hello, ironic hipness. 🙂

          • mdharrell September 20, 2011 at 1:30 pm

            True, parts of my right hip are stainless steel: three screws and one flat washer.

          • tonyola September 20, 2011 at 2:33 pm

            Ah, so you're being Borg-i-fied too. I have a part-titanium elbow.

          • Smells_Homeless September 21, 2011 at 1:01 pm

            Ironic hipness is the millieu of all of France. From the beret of the beatnik to the unkempt ennui of the modern hipster.

    • The Professor September 20, 2011 at 12:24 pm - Reply

      Why does it make me think of a catfish?

    • alcology September 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm - Reply

      [youtube GCpKp73kJtI youtube]

  5. Maxichamp September 20, 2011 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    If you like the Islero, you'll probably like these Sebrings, Mexicos, etc. that I saw last week. Just needs a little TLC.

    • scroggzilla September 20, 2011 at 12:28 pm - Reply

      I'd kick several babies for the means to purchase and maintain a Maserati Mexico.

      • facelvega September 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm - Reply

        I'd take any pre-De Tomaso Maser, and about half of them after that. Currently most obsessed with the Bora, though.

      • Deartháir September 20, 2011 at 9:47 pm - Reply

        Wait… we can make money by kicking babies!?

        • MrHowser September 20, 2011 at 9:52 pm - Reply

          The solution to the financial crisis is here!

        • dead_elvis September 20, 2011 at 11:50 pm - Reply

          I bet we could make more with some well-chosen kicking of potential baby-makers. But both sound like good fun to me – where do we sign up?

        • mdharrell September 21, 2011 at 4:21 pm - Reply

          You mean all this time you've been kicking them for free?

          • Deartháir September 21, 2011 at 4:37 pm

            Well… for fun, but yes.

  6. facelvega September 20, 2011 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    The problem with the Islero isn't the Miura, it's the Espada of the same year. Wonderfully understated though the Islero is (something Lamborghini has completely forgotten how to do), it can't get the pulse racing like an Espada. However, for me it's 1000 years ahead of its Espada-based replacement, the ugly Jarama.
    The Jarama:
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    • Syrax September 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm - Reply

      The Jarama is my favorite Lambo. That bumper-less one looks weird, but overall is nice.

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