1968-69 Lamborghini R485 Tractor – Jay Leno’s Garage

I guess we’re just going to have a “Weird Things Made by Well Known Car Makers” day here on Flux Auto. This week’s episode of Jay Leno’s garage features one of less than 20 Lamborghini R485 Tractors that was imported to the US. The 4-ton monster is powered by a 5.0 liter 4-cylinder diesel engine that makes 85 horsepower and 350 foot-pounds of torque that uses the same starter as the Lamborghini Countach. The owner, Bill Scott, tells us how Ferruccio Lamborghini got his start working on tractors after World War 2 and how famed test driver, Valentino Balboni, began working for the company as a mechanic for these tractors. It just goes to show how stupid it is for people to have stigmas against blue collar work. As long as their is a need for physical goods, we will always need people who are skilled and creative with their hands. When your car breaks down, you’ll want the guy with the dirtiest hands to fix it. When it comes time to bring new ideas into the real world, you’d be wise to ask the same guy his advice.

Source: Jay Leno’s Garage on YouTube