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1965 Lamborghini 350 GT news, pictures, specifications, and information
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis Num: 0262
Engine Num: 0205
Sold for $75,775 (£118,250) at 2008 RM Auctions.
Sold for $269,500 at 2010 Gooding & Company.
Sold for $550,000 at 2013 RM Auctions.
This 350GT Alloy bodied car with coachwork by Touring was sold new through dealer Garage Foitek in Geneva, Switzerland, finished in Grigio Argento Metallizzato with a black leather interior. It is believed that the first owner was a Swiss jeweler who kept the car for a number of years before selling it to another Geneva resident. In 1976, the car was purchased by Antony MacLean. The next owner was Aston Martin chairman Victor Gauntlett in 1988, who passed it to Simon Draper in 1993. In 2001, the car was sold to Clive Winstone. The current owner purchased the car in 2008.

It is believed that this car has never been given a full restoration. It was given a mechanical reconditioning at the Lamborghini factory in 1977. The car has been given a bare-metal repaint in the original silver gray metallic color in 1995, at which time the bright trim was also restored.

In 2010, this Lamborghini was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $250,000 - $325,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $269,500, including buyer's premium.

By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2010
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis Num: 0196
Engine Num: 0166
Sold for $742,500 at 2013 RM Auctions.
The newly formed Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini, S.p.A. assembled a veritable dream team of talent including Giotto Bizzarrini, Gian Paolo Dallara, and designer Franco Scaglione. The result of their work was the 350 GTV prototype that was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show in 1962.

Lamborghini's sports car offered outstanding performance with four-wheel independent suspension and a four-cam V-12 engine derived from Bizzarrini's extensive racing experience. Styling refinements were courtesy of Carrozzeria Touring. Two years later, the production 350 GT was introduced. in total, about 131 examples were built before the 350 GT was replaced by the 400 GT 2+2.

This example was originally delivered to the Garage du Quai du Mont Blanc, in Geneva, Switzerland, finished in Blu Tiguillo (Gulf Blue) with Senape (Cream) leather upholstery. The car has an unusual Lamborghini shield, finished in red and white, versus the standard black ornamentation. It is believed that just a few 350 GTs had this special marking.

The original owner of this car was Ernest Butler, a prominent lawyer and Ferrari collector in Detroit. Mr. Butler purchased the car in Switzerland and brought it to the United States. In 1974, it was acquired by Michael Collins, of California who kept the car until 1983. It then entered the Tom Mittler collection.

In the early 1990s, the car was acquired by Peter Cohen who treated the car to a complete restoration to its original condition.

The car has been put on display at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance where it won Best in Class.

Powering the car is a 3464cc dual overhead-cam V-12 engine offering 280 horsepower. There is a five-speed manual transmission and four-wheel disc brakes.

By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2014
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis Num: 0244
Engine Num: 0187
Sold for $825,000 at 2014 RM Auctions.
This Lamborghini 350 GT is the ninth example built in 1965. It was delivered on November 13th of that year to Lamborcar, the official Lamborghini dealer in Milan. It was retained by its original owner until 1975, when the second owner purchased it in Arizona. After three years of occasional use, the car was parked until the present owner acquired it several years ago.

The car was recently given a restoration and refinished in its original colors of Grigio Medio (18008) and a Tobacco (20266) leather interior. The suspension and brakes were completely rebuilt, and the original Borrani chrome wire wheels were refinished and given new Pirelli tires. The car has a correct original spare in the trunk. Currently, the car shows 93,331 kilometers on the odometer.

By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2014
Coachwork: Touring
Ferruccio Lamborghini had built significant wealth as a tractor builder. He bought a Ferrari that was plagued with mechanical issues. Upon returning the vehicle to Ferrari and complaining about the build quality, Enzo Ferrari told this 'farmer' to take a walk. Ferruccio was so enraged, that he began a new quest - to build proper supercars that had performance and quality. In 1964 Lamborghini debuted the 350GT. It was powered by a Bizzarrini designed 12 cylinder engine, used a steel frame and featured a ZF gearbox, independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. It was their first serial-production grand touring car.

This car is presented in its original interior and exterior colors. It was manufactured in September of 1965 and it is one of an estimated 62 350 GT's remaining.
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis Num: 0223
This Lamborghini 350 GT was built and delivered in 1965 to an Italian buyer. It was the second Series Two 350 GT built with an additional 10 horsepower and two extra cowl vents and finished in the original colors of Blu Scuro with Tobacco interior. It was purchased in Seattle during the early 1970s by a young man in his early 20s who sold the car to the current owner in 2013. It was a complete matching numbers candidate. Restoration was recently completed and is accompanied by a set of pristine original books, tool roll and jack. This 350 GT was Lamborghini's first car endowed with a Bizzarrini designed aluminum V-12 four cam engine with six side draft Webers, a Dallara designed chassis with four wheel independent suspension, four wheel disc brakes and a five-speed transmission. It also has a coach built aluminum Superleggera body by Touring of Milan which features a long and low hood line and an airy teardrop shaped greenhouse with curved glass all around including the radically curved side glass. Less than 100 aluminum bodied 350 GTs were produced.
Coachwork: Touring
Chassis Num: 0343
Engine Num: 0274
Just 120 examples of the Lamborghini 350 GT were produced between 1964 and 1966. This example, the 62nd example built, is an original survivor. It was ordered by a customer in Madrid, who took delivery at the factory and drove it home. It had left the factory finished in Argento Metallizzato (Silver Metallic) with a Tobacco pigskin interior. The car was registered on Spanish license plates M589925, and would remain in Spain for over 4 decades. During this time, it is believed that it was kept by just two owners. It was given its dark green metallic paint scheme near the end of its Spanish residency.

In 2009, the car was sold via a French broker to collector Isao Noritake of Aichi, Japan, for his private museum. During his ownership, the car remained unregistered in Japan.

The current owner had it brought to the United States in 2015. Currently, the car shows 97,195 kilometers. It has its factory tool roll and jack. The interior is believed to be original. The car remains largely unrestored.

By Daniel Vaughan | May 2016
After the presentation of the first prototype thanks to Ferruccio Lamborghini in 1963, the 350 GTV was mass-produced a year later. Before the end of 1966 Carrozzeria Touring had made 120 models, the majority wîth 3.5 litre 12-cylinder engine and 320 HP – another 23 models were added to these, already using the 4-litre V12 engine and 320 HP, but wîth more torque and more comfortable to drive. Two 350 GT were built by Carrozzeria Touring in the Spyder version.

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Ferruccio Lamborghini had built a significant amount of wealth as a tractor builder. When he bought a Ferrari he expected a vehicle with superior performance and few problems. What he got was a car that did have superior performance but was plagued with mechanical difficulties. Upon returning the vehicle to the Ferrari shop and complaining about the lack of build quality, Enzo Ferrari replied 'You should stick with building tractors and let me concern about the cars.' Ferruccio was so enraged, that he began a new quest - to build proper supercars that had performance and quality.

Bizzarini, a brilliant engineer, had just left Ferrari and was a suitable candidate to build Lamborghini a twelve-cylinder engine. Franco Scaglione, an employee of Sargiotto located in Turin, was tasked with designing a new vehicle for the newly formed Automobili Ferruccio Lamborghini S.p.A. Scaglione's resume included work such as the Alfa Romeo BATs and the ATS 2500 GT. Sargiotto Bodyworks were responsible for the metal work while Neri & Bonacini were given the task of building the square tube steel chassis. The result was a prototype labeled the Lamborghini 350 GTV and first displayed at the 1963 Turin Auto Show. The interior was leather while the finish was a bright metallic blue color. The engine was not installed in the car because it would not fit. The vertical carburetors were too large and did not fit under the hood. Only recently has the vehicle been restored and the chassis was altered to allow room for the engine.

After the Turin Show, Carlo Anderloni of Touring was brought in to redesign the 350 and prepare it for production. The design was smoothed out and the pop-up headlights were replaced with units that were gracefully incorporated into the hood of the vehicle. The 3.5-liter V12 with twin overhead camshafts and six twin-choke Weber carburetors was placed horizontally between the camshafts in order to fit under the hood. Along with the redesign, the engine was detuned because Ferruccio Lamborghini desired a smooth running, refined engine rather than a highly-tuned racing power-plant. Horsepower dropped from 350 to 270. A 320 horsepower version was available as optional equipment.

In 1964 Ferruccio Lamborghini debuted the production version, the 350 GT, the V had been dropped, to the public at the Geneva Auto Show. The car was powered by a Giotto Bizzarini designed 12-cylinder engine, sat atop a tubular steel chassis, and featured independent suspension and a ZF gearbox. Disc brakes were placed on all four tires. This was Lamborghini's first serial-production GT vehicle. Producing 280 horsepower, the 350 GT was a formidable contender with the other super-cars of the day.

Two shortened chassis's were sent to Zagato, renowned for their lightweight construction, to create alternative creations to the Touring design. Ercole Spada of Zagato was given the task of designing the body. The result was a very elegant coupe that drew inspiration from previous work such as Lancia and Alfa Romeo racers. It was shown at the 1965 London Motor Show under the name Lamborghini 3500 GTZ. Only two examples were ever created. One was retained by the factory while the other was sold to a customer after the show.

Another coachbuilding factory was commissioned in the mid-1960s to create a mid-engined supercar. It was known as the Miura and was powered by a four-liter V12. In 1966 the four-liter engine was available in the front-engined Lamborghini as optional equipment. This version became known as the 400 GT. A few examples were built before it was replaced by the 400 GT 2+2. The two-plus-two configuration made the supercar a little more practical, allowing room for additional occupants in the rear seats. The design of the 2+2 varied slightly from the 400 GT. The 2+2 was constructed of steel while the 400 GT used aluminum. The most distinguishable difference was the double-oval headlights in the front of the 2+2.

In 1966 a Lamborghini 400 GT Monza prototype was created that carried the mechanical components of Lamborghini with styling reminiscent of Ferrari's legendary 250 GTO series. The design was handled by Neri & Bonacini and was shown to the public at the 1966 Barcelona Motor Show. It was sold to a wealthy Spanish individual who used the vehicle as a daily driver. It was put into storage in the early 1970's with the odometer reading just 7,000 km's. It remained in possession of the family until the owner's death in the mid-2000's. Bonham's Auction had the pleasure of offering the vehicle up for auction at the 2005 London Olympia sale where it was sold for $315,000.

During its introductory year, only thirteen examples of the 350 GT version were created. Around 120 examples were created in total and all were mostly hand-built. Since these were mostly hand-built, specifications and designs may vary. For example, most of the 400 GTs intended for the US market were given four round headlights, however, a few had larger oval units that were common on the 350 GT.

There were about 224 examples of the 400 GT 2+2 constructed. Five examples being right-hand drive.

The 350/400 GT Series represent Lamborghini's intention to construct the finest Grand Touring autombiles ever assembled. Many automotive journalists at the time hailed the cars as being better than equivalent exotic machinery.

By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2006
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