The first Lamborghini 400 GT, commonly referred to as simply the 400 GT or 400 GT Interim, was essentially the older 350 GT featuring an enlarged, 3,929 cc V12 engine, with a power output of 320 bhp (239 kW). Twenty-three of these cars were built, with three featuring aluminium bodywork.
The model we have here is the 400 GT 2+2, this had a different roofline, and minor sheetmetal changes compared to the 350 GT and first 400 GT. It was first presented at the 1966 Geneva Auto Show. The larger body shape enabled the +2 seating to be installed in the rear, where the 350 GT only had room for luggage or +1 seating. The bodywork was designed by Carrozzeria Touring. The 400 GT 2+2 also had a Lamborghini designed gearbox, with Porsche style synchromesh on all gears, which greatly improved the drivetrain.
This car has arrived with us in bare metal awaiting full refinish. We will continue to update our progress as the work continues, with the most recent images at the top of the page.
The paintwork is now finished and the car has been collected from us for the next stage of the process to start; a full interior re-fit. We hope to see the car again once this is completed.
Some more progress this week; second coat of filler primer has been applied and the bodywork is starting to look much better.
Following the filler primer work commences to make the bodywork; this involves sanding with a long block and metal filler applied to the small imperfections to acheive a perfectly flat finish.
The etch coat and first filler primer have been applied. A guide coat will go on next to highlight all the areas that require attention.
The car as it arrived, already the engine and most of the running gear is installed, the interior will require a full re-fit, the engine bay is already finished to an exception standard.