The Lambo Dealer, the $12m Swindle, the Slammer

In early November 2008, I received multiple early morning phone calls and emails telling me that Lamborghini of Orange County had just closed its doors.
My first thought was how could the largest Lamborghini dealership in the world possibly go broke? My second thought was, why had it taken so long?

We begin with a short history lesson

Successful tractor manufacturer Ferruccio Lamborghini entered the automotive world with the 350 GTV at the Turin Auto Show in 1963, followed Read More

Michael Sheehan

SCM Contributor

Michael is a Ferrari historian and broker with over three decades in the business. He operated a 30-man Ferrari crash repair and restoration shop for over two decades. He has a passion for racing and has competed in the Mazda Pro Series, Trans-Am, IMSA GTO, and IMSA Camel Lite, and has three drives in the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring. His regular column, “Sheehan Speaks,” has been a part of SCM since 1993, and this month, on p. 38, he takes us to a Brunei prince’s compound that holds hundreds of decaying, melting exotic sports cars.

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