Rare 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Up For Auction

In the world of the automotive industry, Lamborghini stands for an instantly recognizable, distinct design. This is still true for older Lambos, but apart from that, and more importantly, they have this priceless feeling of a classic sports car – super fast and luxurious – around them.

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The Origins Of The Grand Tourer

A grand tourer is a high-performance sports car designed for comfortable long-distance driving. The Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 is a fine example of a grand tourer – a fast car in an elegant body created by Carrozzeria Touring of Milano, famous for their beautiful designs.

The 400 GT is a refined and more luxurious version of the Giotto Bizzarrini-engineered 350 GTV — a two-door coupe that was the first production vehicle by Lamborghini sold between 1964 and 1966. The updated two-seater 400 GT with an enlarged 3.9-liter version of the V12 engine debuted in 1966. The company manufactured only 24 of them and later switched on to the 400 GT 2+2 version. The 400 GT 2+2 had a larger body and a different roofline, thus providing additional space to accommodate +2 seating in the rear.

Specs And Performance Of The GT

This slender and refined monster has a 240 ci V12 engine producing 320 hp. A Lamborghini-designed five-speed transmission, with Porsche-style synchromesh on all gears, sends the power to the rear wheels. With that much power and a weight of 2,754 lbs, this car has a top speed of about 168 mph and is capable of reaching 60 mph in 6.8 seconds. It can run 1/4-mile in 15 seconds, reaching 98 mph.

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The Beautiful Survivor

This 400 GT 2+2 is up for auction, and left the factory in 1967 in the original factory color scheme of Grigio Argento with a tobacco leather interior. It arrived in the United States in December 1967. There’s no information on its whereabouts during the following years, until the next known owner spotted it in the Netherlands in 2015, where it had spent some years, resprayed brown.

The current owner and seller repainted the car in the factory-correct exterior color of deep silver gray. The leather interior retains the original tobacco color and seems well-preserved, including the dashboard with a row of toggle switches and gauges, the wooden steering wheel, and the carpets.

The 400 GT 2+2 is very rare, considering that there were only 224 built between 1966 and 1968. It’s still rarer, that such a beauty would appear in great condition. There are no major defects apart from the natural wear and a couple of stains. The odometer reading is around 60,000 miles, and according to the seller, the car runs and drives perfectly. The guiding price is between $315,000 and $370,000, although considering that these Lambos rarely show up, it might end up much higher.

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