There’s no denying the prowess of cars like the Lamborghini Huracan or Aventador, but the 400 GT 2+2 Touring has a classic, almost understated style that’s unmatched by any modern machine. It’s charming in all the ways we want a classic car to be but it carries with it all the complexities and on-road performance that you expect from a car with Lamborghini badge.
The 400 GT was the second production car that Lamborghini ever made. Some say it’s the first true Lamborghini because the 350 GT that preceded it used powertrain components from other manufacturers. The 400 GT 2+2 was the larger version of the 400 GT. It really doesn’t matter where you stand on what was the first true Lamborghini when you look at a 400 GT 2+2 Touring. At its core, it’s simply a gorgeous and artfully crafted automobile. It makes current Lamborghinis look garish and obnoxious in comparison.
A True Grand Touring Car
The Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Touring is a car built to go fast for long periods of time. It’s a driver’s car through and through. It features a 3.9-liter V12 engine with dual overhead cams that makes about 320 hp at 6,500 rpm. Power filtered through a five-speed manual transmission to the rear wheels.
The car features the classic grand tourer shape. It has a long bonnet and short rear overhang and sleek roofline. The car technically seats four, but the rear seats are on the smaller side and likely only ever used in a pinch. While the engine and overall design and styling are impressive, what’s even more enticing is the quality of materials. The soft leather, the wooden steering wheel, the toggle switches on the dash and the attractive almost Art Deco style gauges show that this car is truly an upscale machine.
Classically stylish and a breathtaking example of the sort of vehicle that we’d love to see in the Coolector HQ garage, this mesmerising machine is sure to find a lucky new owner at the RM Sotheby’s auction and the quality craftsmanship that bought it into being and the amount of care that has gone into looking after it over the years is second to none.
50 Years of Single Ownership
This particular model was purchased new in December of 1967. It spent over 50 years in the hands of a true enthusiast who cared for it meticulously and drove it occasionally to keep it operating well. It has spent much of its life in storage, but was serviced in 2016 so that it could be enjoyed as it was meant to be when built.
The model is mostly original throughout, and the vast majority of the car still wears the original paint, which is remarkable for a car of this age. As you can see from the photos, the car is a perfect example of why Lamborghini was able to challenge other supercar manufacturers of the time. It’s beautiful, fast, comfortable, and worth every penny that will be bid auction. If nothing else, this 1967 Lamborghini 400 GT 2+2 Touring serves as a reminder of why classic cars from this time period matter.