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1965 Lamborghini 350 GT

The first Lamborghini sports car was based on a chassis design by Gian Paolo Dallara, who had apprenticed under Carlo Chiti at Ferrari before moving on to Maserati under the direction of Giulio Alfieri. It was given a race car-like frame of steel tubing with specifications inspired by racing machines, included the independent suspension setup and four-wheel disc brakes. The body was penned by Franco Scaglione and made its debut at the Turin Motor Show in 1965. Two examples of the 350 GTV prototype were produced before Lamborghini made modifications to the design. The engine was slightly detuned, and the top-feeding racing carburetors were relocated in favor of sidedraft Webers, allowing a lower hood profile. The new aluminum coachwork was produced by Touring of Milan, who used the Superleggera construction technique.

The 350 GT made its introduction at the 1964 Geneva Motor Salon. The luxurious supercar had a top speed of 165 mph. A total of 131 examples of the 350 GT were built at the new Lamborghini factory in Sant'Agata over the next three years, before the model was phased out in favor of the mildly redesigned 400 GT. A few of the later 350 GT examples were upgraded to 4.0-liter specifications early in their lives.


by Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2019

Related Reading : Lamborghini 350 GT History

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 with 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 with more torque and more comfortable to drive. Two 350....
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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....
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1965 Vehicle Profiles

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: 0262
Engine Num: 0205

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 jewe....[continue reading]

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: 0196
Engine Num: 0166

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 introduce....[continue reading]

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: 0244
Engine Num: 0187

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....[continue reading]

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT vehicle information

Coupe
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 ta....[continue reading]

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT vehicle information

Coupe
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. I....[continue reading]

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT vehicle information

Coupe
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 th....[continue reading]

1965 Lamborghini 350 GT vehicle information

Coupe
Coachwork: Touring

Chassis Num: 0232
Engine Num: 0229

Lamborghini produced 143 examples of the 350 GT, which includes the 23 interim cars, before the body was revised by Touring into the 400 GT 2+2, in 1966. These grand touring cars were capable of 0-60 mph in 6.8 seconds and had a top speed of 158 mph.....[continue reading]

Coupe by Touring
Chassis #: 0262 
Coupe by Touring
Chassis #: 0196 
Coupe by Touring
Chassis #: 0244 
Coupe by Touring
 
Coupe by Touring
Chassis #: 0223 
Coupe by Touring
Chassis #: 0343 
Coupe by Touring
Chassis #: 0232 

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Performance and Specification Comparison

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Lamborghini
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)

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