1965→1966 Lamborghini 400 GT


1965→1966 Lamborghini 400 GT

1965→1966 Lamborghini 400 GT

In 1965, Lamborghini offered as an option, the larger 4-litre engine in the 350 GT that turned it into the 400 GT.

The engineers at Lamborghini increased the stroke from 77 to 82 for a total displacement of 3929cc. This brought over power from 270 to 320 bhp at 6500 rpm.

Only 23 versions of the 400 GT were made. They were a interim stop gap between the 350 GT and 400 GT 2+2. As such features like the twin headlights and front bumper overriders were first fitted to this model.

In Detail

typeLimited Production Car
production years1965 – 1966
built atSant’Agata Bolognese, Italy
coachbuilderTouring Superleggra
production23
price $$ 14,250
predeccesor1964 Lamborghini 350 GT
succeccesor1966 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2
engine60° V12
positionFront, Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
block materialAluminum Alloy
valvetrainDOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
fuel feed6 Twin-Throat 40 DCOE Weber Carburetors
displacement3929 cc / 239.76 in³
bore82 mm / 3.23 in
stroke62 mm / 2.44 in
compression10.5:1
power238.6 kw / 320 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output81.45 bhp per litre
bhp/weight220.54 bhp per tonne
torque374.2 nm / 276 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frameSteel Body over Steel Rectangular Frame
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeBorrani Wire
front tires210-15 VR Pirelli Cinturato
rear tires210-15 VR Pirelli Cinturato
front brakesGirling Discs w/Vacuum Assist
rear brakesGirling Discs w/Vacuum Assist
front wheelsF 38.1 x 16.5 cm / 15.0 x 6.5 in
rear wheelsR 38.1 x 16.5 cm / 15.0 x 6.5 in
steeringWorm & Roller
f suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers
r suspensionDouble Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers
curb weight1451 kg / 3199 lbs
wheelbase2550 mm / 100.4 in
front track1384 mm / 54.5 in
rear track1384 mm / 54.5 in
length4500 mm / 177.2 in
width1730 mm / 68.0 in
height1220 mm / 48.0 in
transmissionLamborghini 5-Speed Manual
tran clutchSingle Dry Plate
gear ratios2.520:1, 1.740:1, 1.230:1, 1.000:1, 0.815:1
final drive4.08:1
top speed~249.40 kph / 155 mph
0 – 60 mph~7.4 seconds
0 – 100 mph~17.8 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~15.5 seconds
fuel econ epa18 L/100 km or 13 mpg-us
fuel capacity80 litres or 21.12 gal.

1965→1966 Lamborghini 400 GT

1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 7240403995 – sold for $522,500 – An Exotic Italian Classic Benefiting an Excellent Cause Just Two Owners from New. Features the Extravagant and Ultra-Powerful 4-Liter V-12 Motor. Original Exquisite Color Combination with Original Interior. Owned by Frederic Paroutaud, Celebrated Musician and Lamborghini Enthusiast. Auction Source: The Pebble Beach Auctions 2015 by Gooding and Company

1965→1966 Lamborghini 400 GT

1967 Lamborghini 400 GT Interim 0565 – sold for $451,000 – A Significant Early Lamborghini. One of Only 23 Interim Models Known. Well-Documented Provenance with Just Three Owners Since 1967. Matching-Numbers Example. Restored by Italian Car Specialist Berlinetta Motorsports Ltd. Pebble Beach and Concorso Italiano Award Winner. Ideal Candidate for Tours and Marque Gatherings. A Rare Opportunity for the Discerning Collector. Auction Source: Gooding & Company’s 10th Anniversary 2013 Pebble Beach Auction

1965→1966 Lamborghini 400 GT

1967 Lamborghini 400GT Interim 0526 – sold for $341,000  – This particular example, chassis 0526, is among the last of the “Interim” 400GTs produced, and it is also quite significant as one of the last cars bodied by Carrozzeria Touring before the Milanese coachbuilder ultimately went into liquidation. The 400GTs intended for the US market, including the car offered here, were fitted with four round headlights, front bumper over-riders and left-hand drive.

The prior owner acquired 0526 in 2002, and Brian Anderson of Oceanside, California restored it to concours-quality standards. It quickly earned a number of trophies on the show field, including Best in Class at the 2007 Palos Verdes Concours d’Elegance in the face of all-Ferrari competition. More than merely a “trailer queen,” however, this 400GT has also benefited from a rebuild of its matching numbers V-12 engine, with a fully sorted electrical system. Further proof of its excellence was provided in numerous classic tours, including the California Classic, where it performed without fault. It is resplendent in its silver exterior finish with red leather upholstery and remains in excellent cosmetic condition throughout. Auction Source: 2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions