<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698

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Lot 130
1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring

Sold for US$ 335,000 inc. premium
1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Touring

Chassis no. 0724
Engine no. 0698

3,929cc DOHC V12 Engine
6 Twin-Throat Weber 40DCOE Carburetors
320bhp at 6,500rpm
5-Speed Manual
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Vacuum-Assisted Girling Disc Brakes

*The 65th of only 247 400GT 2+2s built
*Delivered new to Belgium
*In the present ownership since 2005
*Documented by its Lamborghini Certificato d'origine


THE 400GT

It is the stuff of legend that Ferrari-owning industrialist Ferruccio Lamborghini only turned to automobile manufacture as a result of receiving off-hand treatment at Maranello, vowing to build a better car. A successful manufacturer of tractors and related machinery, Lamborghini possessed the resources to realize his dream without having to compromise.

Lamborghini's first production car, the Touring-styled 350GT, debuted at the 1964 Geneva Motor Show. The work of two of Italy's most illustrious automobile designers, the 350GT featured a glorious 3.5-liter, four-cam V12 designed by Giotto Bizzarrini, housed in a chassis penned by Gianpaolo Dallara. The 350GT's four camshafts and all-independent suspension meant that it upstaged the best that Ferrari offered at the time; but to compete with his Maranello rival's larger models, Lamborghini needed a four-seater, and the 400GT 2+2 duly appeared in 1966. A development of the 350GT, the newcomer used an enlarged - to 3,929cc - V12. This 4-liter unit had first appeared in 1965, finding its way into a handful of late 350GTs, this interim model being known as the 400GT. The 400GT's claimed maximum power was 320bhp - up from the 350GT's 270 - an output sufficient to make the former a 150mph-plus car.

Despite its novice status as an automobile manufacturer, Lamborghini soon dispelled any lingering doubts about its ability to compete with the world's best Grand Tourers. Reviewing the 400GT in its 2+2 form in 1967, Autocar magazine voted it "better than all the equivalent exotic and home-bred machinery in this glamorous corner of the fast-car market." The relaxed manner of its long-legged performance was reckoned the finest quality of the Lamborghini, its V12 engine being judged to have the broadest range of smooth torque the testers had experienced. Autocar concluded: "To achieve this level of performance without noise, fuss, temperament or drama is an achievement; in the time taken for development, it is nothing short of sensational."

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

One of only 247 units built between 1966 and 1968, this 400GT is the 65th 400GT built and the 208th Lamborghini to roll off the production line. Originally shipped to the Belgian dealer Socaria on November 7, 1966, the car was ordered in the striking and handsome combination of Grigio medio over Tabacco hides.

Initially remaining in Europe, the Lambo eventually made its way to Texas. From 1980 to 1982 the car was subject of what was described by the previous owner as an extensive restoration in Rhode Island. Understood to have been a thorough process that attended to both cosmetic and mechanical needs, it was at this time the car was refinished in the ever popular red over tan color scheme. Thirteen years later it is understood the engine was freshened and the last service carried out by the previous keeper was reported to have been completed in August of 2003.

The current owner acquired the car in 2005 and have kept it on static display since joining the collection. The four-decade old restoration is begin to show some age, which, combined with the long term storage, offers the new owner the opportunity to chose what degree of recommissioning is right for them. When completed, however, they will have a lovely and fast machine that is eligible for many fine events including the Copperstate 1000 and Mountain Mille.

Saleroom notices

  • The early 1980s restoration of this Lamborghini, completed by Dave Salvadore of Restoration by Exotic Cars, is extensively documented in a thick binder of receipts and a photo album showing the cosmetic and mechanical work completed and the title will be in transit.
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<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
<b>1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Coupe  </b><br />Chassis no. 0724 <br />Engine no. 0698
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