In 1964 Ferruccio Lamborghini introduced his first production car, the 350GT. Two years later it was replaced by the 400GT (Interim), which was basically the 350GT with a larger and more powerful engine (3.9-litre V12).
In 1966 the Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 was presented. Its shape seemed similar to the 400GT but in reality almost no body panel was the same. This had a very good reason. Lamborghini wanted the 400GT 2+2 to offer more room compared to the 400GT, whilst keeping its general body shape intact.
The main goal was to create a more comfortable Gran Turismo with back seats. Carrozzeria Touring kept the front wind screen, lowered the floor pan and raised the roof, resulting in a 2.6 inch higher car. Reversing the control arms of the rear-suspension resulted in even more interior room. Note that the wheelbase remained the same as the 350GT and 400GT (2.548 mm/100.3 inch). To increase durability and save on production cost, the body was made of steel, except for the aluminium trunk and hood.
The most visible difference with the 400GT were the characteristic quad headlights, necessary to comply with American safety regulations.
The 3929cc V12 produced an impressive 320 bhp and was coupled with a Lamborghini-built five-speed transmission. The double wishbone-suspension and disc brakes on all four wheels aided the driver to tame this gracious bull. Top speed was 250km/h (155 mph) and 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) took around 7.5 seconds.
Only 23 400GT and 224 400GT 2+2 were produced from 1966 until 1968.
Although I’m a big fan of the Lamborghini Countach, this 400GT 2+2 really fascinates me. With a design that contrasts so much with the angular, ferocious and slightly mad looks that Lamborghini has made its trademark throughout the years (starting with the Countach).
This car embodies a true GT with incredible graceful lines, tons of power and a luxurious interior. It is such a truly elegant coupé with those gorgeous protruding double headlights in the long hood. And the chrome details and Borrani chrome wheels really stand out, especially with the black exterior.
This 1967 car has only 64,000 km and is never restored! Being repainted only once, it looks great with a wonderful patina to the interior. The black leather upholstery complements the black exterior superbly. All together a distinct colour scheme for a distinct GT.
This is not a mad super sports car, but a powerful and elegant long distance cruiser. Needless to say I really love this Lamborghini!
This Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 is being offered by The Gallery Brummen (NL).