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Lot 42

2014   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2014

1967 Lamborghini 350GT

Coachwork by Touring

SOLD $616,000

Estimate

$625,000 - $750,000

Chassis

0547

Car Highlights

A Fine Example of Lamborghini’s First Production Car
One of Only 143 350GTs Produced from 1964–1967
Concours-Level Restoration
State-of-the-Art Technology in a Stunning Package

Technical Specs

3,464 CC DOHC V-12 Engine
Six Weber Twin-Choke Carburetors
270 BHP at 6,500 RPM
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Double-Wishbone Coil-Spring Front Suspension with Tubular Shock Absorbers
Double-Wishbone Coil-Spring Rear Suspension with Tubular Shock Absorbers

Saleroom Addendum

*Please note that this car has had very little use since its restoration and will require minor mechanical sorting before road use.

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Private Collection, USA (acquired in 1990)Current Owner (acquired from the above)

Ferruccio Lamborghini, having experienced significant success as a builder of farming equipment, found himself in the enviable position of driving the best offerings from Ferrari. After becoming convinced that he could provide a superior and more luxuriously appointed product, Lamborghini decided to build his own thoroughbred Italian GT cars and founded Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. in 1963.

Following the successful debut of the Franco Scaglione-penned 350 GTV prototype at the 1963 Turin Auto Show, Lamborghini brought in Carlo Anderloni of Carrozzeria Touring to redesign the 350GT and ready it for production. Pop-up headlights on the GTV were replaced by cleanly integrated oval Cibie units that flowed gracefully into the fenders. The Bizzarini designed 3.5-liter V-12 engine was given six twin-choke sidedraft Weber carburetors that allowed the engine to ft under the aggressively sloped hood.

Debuting at the 1964 Geneva Motor Show, the new 350GT was Lamborghini’s first serial production model and would be built at the company’s facility in Sant’Agata Bolognese. Outfitted with vacuum–assisted four-wheel disc brakes, a German ZF five-speed gearbox, and double-wishbone suspension at each corner, the 350GT gave away nothing to its competitors from a specification standpoint. The V-12 engine had an output of 270 bhp that, when combined with its lithe superleggera coachwork, endowed the Lamborghini with performance equal to anything in its class. The 350GTs delivered a 0 to 60 mph time under seven seconds with a maximum speed approaching 160 mph, and all while being treated to a smooth ride, refined vehicle dynamics, and a quietly comfortable interior.

Resplendent in its black over oxblood red leather color combination, this Lamborghini 350GT was built on September 19, 1967, and is one of the last examples produced. Displaying a recent high-quality restoration conducted by Ultimate Motor Works of Florida, this Lamborghini has had just two owners since 1990 and was purchased by the consignor in 2011.

Whether looking for a partner for driving or concours events, this example of the groundbreaking Lamborghini 350GT deserves your closest attention.