1964 Lamborghini 350 GT

The 350 GT was the first production vehicle produced by Lamborghini. It is the car that Ferrucio Lamborghini envisioned when establishing the automotive side of his business, a classic grand touring berlinetta with a V12 up front, drive to the rear, and a 5-speed manual in the middle. It could not have been any more Italian in its design or production.

Car Of The Day: 1964 Lamborghini 350 GT
1964 Lamborghini 350 GT | © RM Sotheby’s

What made it famous, however, is that it proved that Lamborghini was able to mass produce cars, despite only being sold for two years, and having only 150 made. The original engine, developed by Giotto Bizzzarrini, was not suited to mass production, so another famous Italian name, Gian Paolo Dallara, came in and reworked the V12 into the 3.5L, 280 HP legend that was in every flagship Lamborghini in some variation or another until the Aventador.

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1964 Lamborghini 350 GT | © RM Sotheby’s