This Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 was the first chassis ever built. It was constructed on a modified 350 GT chassis with the use of almost completely new steel-body panels, but maintaining the aluminum doors, hood and trunk lid for weight considerations. This prototype made its debut at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show, where it was displayed alongside of the Miura chassis.
As the first example of the 400 GT 2+2 models, this car has several unique features and holdover elements from the 350 GT, most notably a single wiper blade, exterior jacking points and Veglia instrumentation.
Years later, Tom Shaughnessy discovered this Lamborghini in Southern California and at the time, the car was in need of a complete restoration. It retained all of its integrity and mechanical components. The car was sold to Bill Avery in 1993 who would keep the car until 2006. The current owner of the car commissioned a rebuild of the carburetors and to freshen and replace components as needed.
Awards won by this car include Best of Marque and Best Grand Touring car which it won at the 1997 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.
In 2009, this Lamborghini was offered for sale by Gooding & Company at their Pebble Beach auction. The car was estimated to sell for $300,000 - $350,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $319,000, including buyer's premium.