April 23, 1987: Chrysler buys Lamborghini


Lamborghini built some of the most gorgeous cars in the world in the 1960s, and also the Espada. (We’re kidding. Mostly.) In 1974, Lamborghini debuted the quintessential wedge-shaped car, the Countach. Thirteen years later, the Countach was still in production and Lamborghini was in a rut. Seeking to capitalize on the Italian company’s panache and engineering know-how, Chrysler purchased Lamborghini for the paltry sum of 25 million dollars.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/04/23/chrysler-buys-lamborghini


Well the company Megatech was owned by 2 Indonesians, Setiawan Djody and Hutomo “Tommy” Mandala Putra Suharto. Son of then Indonesian president Suharto and yeah throughout his reins Suharto murder and kidnap people that are against him. Even Tommy is known playboy and once ordered a murder of a judge that dare to prosecute him.

So I’d say it has rather villainous owners.