John Leaman


lambo ! – Lamborghini-Spotting in the 1970s and 1980s 

One teenager’s quest to find covert Countachs, elusive Espadas and shadowy Silhouettes in 1970s / 1980s Britain.  With help from his long-suffering Dad, and the patience of bemused onlookers.

With over 130 never-before-seen images dating from 1978-1986, ‘lambo!’ is a photographic record of a company clinging to life in recession-era Britain – with a mixture of underdog improvisation, good humour …and great cars.

Front Cover:  The author (then aged 11) examining the finer points of an LP 400 Countach at Roger Phillips’ ‘Berlinetta Italia’ garage in Whyteleafe England, in 1978