Lamborghini 400 GT
Enzo Ferrari’s legendary snub of Ferruccio Lamborghini may be myth, but it helps to explain why by the mid-1960s Italy’s third largest builder of farm tractors was willing to undertake the design and construction of a premier gran turismo.
To implement his plans, Lamborghini assembled a ‘dream team’ of talent: Giotto Bizzarrini, Gian Paolo Dallara, test/development driver Bob Wallace, the racing development shop of Neri & Bonacini in Modena and the designer of the famous Bertone BATs, Franco Scaglione. He then gave them adequate resources and enthusiastic support; their charge was to create the ultimate GT car, being at once fast, beautiful, comfortable, reliable and well built. The 350 GT delivered on all its promises but also included more of the attributes sought by Lamborghini, in particular solid construction. Only 143 350 GTs were built before it was replaced by the 400 GT in 1967.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona and in August of 2011 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.
320 hp, 3,929 cc double overhead camshaft V-12, with six 40 DCOE two-barrel Weber carburetors, five-speed gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 99.5"
Source: RM Auctions