1965 Lamborghini 350 GT

Lamborghini’s inaugural production marvel, the 350 GT, emerged as a testament to the brilliance within the Italian automotive industry. The engine, a creation of Giotto Bizzarrini, who had recently departed Ferrari during the tumultuous “palace revolt,” and the chassis, featuring four-wheel independent suspension, was masterfully engineered by Gian Paolo Dallara.

The bodywork, a crowning touch, was crafted by the prestigious Carrozzeria Touring. Unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 1964, the 350 GT garnered widespread acclaim, swiftly establishing itself as a remarkable machine in both performance and aesthetics—outshining many of the renowned Ferraris of its time.

Approximately 120 units of the 350 GT were meticulously crafted. Among them, around 80 boasted an all-aluminum body, skillfully fashioned by Touring using the lightweight Superleggera construction method.

While these bodies proved costly and time-intensive, contributing to a financial setback for Lamborghini, they underscored the switch to steel bodies on subsequent models. Predictably, the early aluminum-bodied variants outshine in performance, rendering them more coveted and desirable among enthusiasts.

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