This 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT is currently up for sale, and it’s a must-see!by Dim Angelov, on LISTEN 03:07
When it comes to exotic cars, Lamborghini is one of the first to come to mind. Most of you know the story of how Lamborghini started making cars. So we won’t be delving into that. Essentially, Enzo Ferrari’s temper helped spawn one of the greatest automotive rivalries in history – Ferrari vs Lamborghini. Most classic Lamborghinis are significant cars, which is why Fantasy Junction in Emeryville, California, has this 1967 400 GT 2+2 in its inventory, and it’s looking for a new owner.
The Classic Car showroom currently houses one of the 224 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2s built between 1966 and 1968. Although not as rare as the two-seater version of the car of which only 23 were built, it’s still a very exclusive Italian Gran Tourer.
The car in question is chassis number 01174, with engine serial number 0728. The body is styled by Carrozzeria Touring and still looks like new. Since 1967, the car has done only 26,737 miles (43,028 km) and still looks immaculate.
The 400 GT is essentially a more powerful version of the 350 GT, which was the first car Lamborghini ever made.
While Ferrari cars were more performance-oriented, Lamborghini wanted to make fast luxury cars. The 350 GT and consequently the 400 GT represent just that.
The car was more sophisticated than the equivalent Ferrari of the time and featured engineering solutions that Ferrari had yet to offer in its road cars. The 400 GT had a more powerful 3.9-liter (3,929 cc) DOHC V-12, with 320 horsepower. A five-speed ZF manual gearbox sent power to the rear wheels. The ZF unit was later assembled in-house.
|Engine||3.9-liter (3,929 cc) DOHC V-12|
|Power||320 HP @ 6,500 RPM|
|Torque||276 LB-FT @ 4,500 RPM|
|Transmission||five-speed ZF manual|
|0 to 62 mph||6.8 seconds|
|Top Speed||168 mph|
This 400 GT in particular was owned by an enthusiast in the Netherlands. It was later acquired by a known collector in 2017 through RM auction. Since then, the current owner has been taking good care of the Italian GT, servicing it and documenting everything that has been done to it. There are a few tasteful updates done to the 400 GT, including coil-over suspension, a modern electronic ignition, and air conditioning. It’s still very much a proper 1960s Lamborghini 400 GT, but with a few necessary enhancements, which make it more enjoyable.
Among the car’s other distinctive features are the silver exterior finish, tan leather interior, and nicely detailed Borrani wire wheels, all of which are in immaculate condition. We think the combination suits the character of the car, but don’t take our word for it. Take a look and decide for yourself if it’s worth the $450,000 asking price.
Source: Classic Driver