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Lamborghini is a brand that every petrolhead knows these days, but it had a rather grim history.

A young Italian farmer named Ferruccio Lamborghini grew up in a province in Italy called Renazzo where he worked as a farmer and learning the trade of the family business, however, Lamborghini took a big interest in fixing and maintaining the tractors.

A few years later, Ferruccio Lamborghini got a qualification in metalwork and mechanics and got a job at an automotive manufacturing company that would make vehicles for the army.

When World War 2 struck, Ferruccio Lamborghini was reassigned to an Island in Greece called Rhodes Island where he would work as a mechanic on military aircraft, however, towards the end of the war Rhodes Island was overtaken by the British and Ferruccio Lamborghini was held as a prisoner of war for the following year.

Fortunately for Ferruccio Lamborghini, he managed to return to his home town in Italy where he started his own brand called Lamborghini where he made and sold tractors for a while until he partnered up with Georges-Henri Rossetti where he would go on to manufacture exclusive sportscars which would go on to evolve into the brand we all know and love today.

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