1965 Lamborghini 350 GTS


1965 Lamborghini 350 GTS

Building on the 350 GT which was launched in 1964, Lamborghini then had two roadster variants made up by Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera for show duty. Unfortunately Lamborghini never went into production of a roadster, and held out until the 1990s with the Diablo Roadster.

Chassis numbers 0325 and 0328 were built up as the 350 GTS and both were displayed at the 1965 Turin Show Car.

0328 was painted Nero Acrilico black with dark green leather interior and came equipped with a factory hardtop. It was first sold in Madrid, Spain and lived there for several years with white bodywork. Later it was eventually resprayed red and sold to Qatar Prince Althani in the mid-eighties who commissioned a factory restoration.

The other car 0325 was shown on the Touring stand at the 1965 Turin Motor Show in Mocciola Metallizzato Nitro gold over Testa di Moro interior. It was delivered this way to Kaplan in New York, USA on March 30, 1966. Later it was with Al Burtoni in Calfornia, USA for considerable time with the plates ‘GTS350’ and with cream-painted bodywork.

In recent time it was sold to Swiss collector Albert Spiess who had it restored by the factory with input from Valentino Balboni back to its original light brown paint over dark brown interior. The result was completed just in time for the Lamborghini 50° Anniversario – Grande Giro and 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este shortly afterward.

1965 Lamborghini 350 GTS

In Detail

type Limited Production Car
released at 1965 Turin Motor Show
built at Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy
coachbuilder Touring Superleggra
production 2
engine 60° V12
position Front, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
block material Aluminum Alloy
valvetrain DOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
fuel feed 6 Twin-Throat 40 DCOE Weber Carburetors
displacement 3929 cc / 239.8 in³
bore 82.0 mm / 3.23 in
stroke 62.0 mm / 2.44 in
compression 10.5:1
power 238.6 kw / 320 bhp @ 6500 rpm
specific output 81.45 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 220.54 bhp per tonne
torque 374.2 nm / 276 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frame Aluminum Body over Steel Tube Spaceframe
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Borrani Wire
front tires 210-15 VR Pirelli Cinturato
rear tires 210-15 VR Pirelli Cinturato
front brakes Girling Discs w/Vacuum Assist
rear brakes Girling Discs w/Vacuum Assist
front wheels F 38.1 x 16.5 cm / 15.0 x 6.5 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 16.5 cm / 15.0 x 6.5 in
steering Worm & Roller
f suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers
r suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Telescopic Shock Absorbers
curb weight 1451 kg / 3199 lbs
wheelbase 2548 mm / 100.3 in
front track 1384 mm / 54.5 in
rear track 1384 mm / 54.5 in
length 4686 mm / 184.5 in
width 1727 mm / 68.0 in
height 1285 mm / 50.6 in
transmission Lamborghini All-Syncromesh 5-Speed Manual
tran clutch Single Dry Plate
gear ratios 2.520:1, 1.740:1, 1.230:1, 1.000:1, 0.815:1
final drive 4.08:1
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 epa 18 L/100 km or 13 mpg-us