At the weekend we’ve been at the Techno Classica in Essen: it is the largest classic car show in the world. Over 2000 cars are for sale and on beautiful display, you can also buy rare parts, car accessories and releated literature. The show features rare cars from the classic departments of most of the manufacturers including Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Jaguar and Lamborghini, like this Lamborghini 350 GTV.


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What a beautiful car, it’s more an art sculpture than a chassis on wheels.

Ferruccio Lamborghini was dissatisfied with several design features of the 350 GTV, and with the state of tune of the engine. He commissioned Carrozzeria Touring to redesign the car to be more practical and had the engine detuned to 270 brake horsepower (201 kW; 274 PS) at 6,500 rpm for use in the production car.

The new body and retuned engine resulted in the first production Lamborghini, the 350 GT.

Lamborghini 350 GTV
Overview
Manufacturer
Production1963
DesignerFranco Scaglione
Body and chassis
ClassPrototype sports car
Body style2-door grand tourer coupĂ©
LayoutLongitudinal front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine3.5 L V12
Transmission5-speed ZF manual
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,450 mm (96.5 in)
Length4,370 mm (172.0 in)
Width1,760 mm (69.3 in)
Height1,050 mm (41.3 in)
Kerb weight1,292 kg (2,848 lb)
Chronology
SuccessorLamborghini 350 GT

Video: Lamborghini 350 GTV



 

After the 1963 Turin Auto Show, the 350 GTV was placed into storage. The 350 GTV remained in storage until the mid-1980s, when car dealer Romano Bernandoni and his cousin, Lamborghini expert Stefano Pasini, convinced the management to sell the 350 GTV to them. Bernandoni and Pasini did not receive the gauges and steering wheel with the car. They did, however, receive several proposals to modify the car into running condition and accepted one. During the modification process, the car’s colour was changed from its original pale blue to deep metallic green at the owner’s request.

The 350 GTV was then sold to a Japanese collector, who placed the car in the Noritake Collection. Several years later, the 350 GTV was placed on display at the Lamborghini Museum in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy.



Lamborghini 350 GTV

Lamborghini 350 GTV




Ferrari

Ferrari S.p.A. is a sports car manufacturer based in Maranello. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939 as Auto Avio Costruzioni, the company built its first car in 1940, the company's inception as an auto manufacturer is recognized in 1947 when the first Ferrari-badged car was completed.

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