Lot 141

Miami 2024

1964 Lamborghini 350 GT by Touring


$566,000 USD | Sold

United States | Coral Gables, Florida



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  • The 12th Lamborghini ever built and the first two-seater 350 GT
  • One of approximately 50 aluminum-body examples produced, of which only three were finished from the factory in Blue Tigullio
  • Restored and maintained to the highest possible standard within a collection of notable Lamborghinis with accompanying service invoices
  • Benefits from extensive mechanical work 2017–2019 and further mechanical and cosmetic work by marque experts in Italy 2022–2023
  • Beautifully refinished under current ownership in correct Blue Tigullio
  • Tan leather interior with seats rebuilt, re-covered, and moved rearward two-and-a-quarter inches for enhanced comfort
  • Among the finest examples of its type, ready for showing and touring

Lamborghini’s first production car, the 350 GT, was the brainchild of two of Italy’s most illustrious automotive luminaries. With an engine designed by Giotto Bizzarrini, fresh from Ferrari, and a chassis engineered by Gian Paolo Dallara, the 350 GT needed only Touring’s Superleggera bodywork to be worthy of Ferruccio Lamborghini’s vision. When the production-spec 350 GT debuted at the Geneva International Motor Show in March 1964, it was to great acclaim. In all, it is thought that around 120 examples of the 350 GT were built before the model was succeeded by the 400 GT 2+2 in 1966.

This 350 GT was among the special early examples fitted with aluminum bodywork. It is said to be the 12th Lamborghini ever built and first two-seater 350 GT. Sold new to Garage Foitek in Zurich on 15 January 1965, chassis 0114 was finished in Blue Tigullio over a Senape leather interior. In 1974 it was exported to the United States, where it would stay with its next owner for two years. Richard Rechter of Bloomington, Indiana, then acquired the 350 GT, and he would remain its custodian for 43 years, after which the car entered the collection of Jean Guikas.

The car received a cosmetic and mechanical overhaul from 2017 to 2019, with invoices on file from Automotive FantomWorks in Norfolk, Virginia totalling nearly $90,000. For driver comfort, the seats were rebuilt, re-covered, and moved rearward by two-and-a-quarter inches. The engine was removed and resealed, and the cylinder heads rebuilt with new guides, seats, timing chains, and valves, with work also carried out on the carburetors and suspension.

Acquired by the consignor from the Guikas collection in 2021, the 350 GT has been refurbished to the highest possible standard by the current owner, a longtime Lamborghini collector with Italian roots, whose family has restored various significant Lamborghinis over the years, and which claims to own one of the first Espadas produced, said to have been delivered to them by Ferrucio Lamborghini himself in 1968.

In 2022, the consignor shipped the car to Italy to be fully stripped and repainted in its factory-correct color of Blue Tigullio by the same expert craftsmen who do work for Lamborghini Polo Storico, the automaker’s inhouse classic center. Other cosmetic components and details were also refurbished to factory specifications, including the chrome and trunk carpeting. In 2023, marque experts performed further mechanical work to bring the engine up to pristine condition and excellent working order. Service invoices totaling around €73,000 are available for review.

Given its rare aluminum bodywork, known history, and superb condition resulting from the obsessive care of its meticulous owners past and present, this stunning 350 GT is undoubtedly among the finest in the world, ready to be fully enjoyed and continually cherished.