After a year in the shop, this stunning Lamborghini 350 GT is ready to race once again.
When you look at the legendary 350 GT, you might not immediately recognize it as a Lamborghini. Originally introduced in 1964, the 350 GT acted as sort of revival for the company, keeping the dream of the raging bull alive for years to come. Fifty-two years have come and gone since the 350 GT first hit the market — but this one is getting a second lease on life.
With over 1,150 specialist hours on the body and interior, and 750 hours on the mechanics, chassis #0121 was given a full restoration by Lamborghini PoloStorico and is looking like a legend once again. This particular example was one of the first 15 350 GTs ever produced, and comes with some original detail only found on early prototypes.
Features like the chassis and body panels were renewed to original proportions, as was the braking system to ensure safety as well as authenticity. The 3.5-liter V12 also received a full reworking that included the cooling system and fuel system, reviving it back to like-new condition where it is now able to produce 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts).
On the interior, the original black leather on the seats and door panels was revived using original processes. The wooden steering wheel, clutch, and brake pedals were also given a once-over to ensure they shined like new.
After the full restoration was completed, it was delivered to its owner in a special event where it promptly taken to the race track. The car drove 80 kilometers (49 miles) on the Autodromo di Modena — with a Lamborghini test driver at the wheel — and lived up to its legendary performance with precise gear changes and responsive braking.