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

typeLimited Production Car
released at1965 Turin Motor Show
built atSant’Agata Bolognese, Italy
coachbuilderTouring Superleggra
engine60° V12
positionFront, Longitudinal
block materialAluminum Alloy
valvetrainDOHC 2 Valves / Cyl
fuel feed6 Twin-Throat 40 DCOE Weber Carburetors
displacement3929 cc / 239.8 in³
bore82.0 mm / 3.23 in
stroke62.0 mm / 2.44 in
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 / frameAluminum Body over Steel Tube Spaceframe
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
wheelbase2548 mm / 100.3 in
front track1384 mm / 54.5 in
rear track1384 mm / 54.5 in
length4686 mm / 184.5 in
width1727 mm / 68.0 in
height1285 mm / 50.6 in
transmissionLamborghini All-Syncromesh 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