Car Catcher: Matching Numbers Lamborghini 400GT

Photos courtesy Bring a Trailer

This 1968 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 comes with its factory engine which recently received a mild refresh in the way of new fluids, hoses and a tune-up. No rebuild is mentioned, but with compression numbers ranging from 150-155 psi, things sound healthy.

This Grigio Saint Vincent over Tobacco 400GT is currently on offer at Bring a Trailer

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wspohn
wspohn Dork
9/7/19 3:41 p.m.

Lovely car and better in some aspects that the Ferraris of the day. I owned a 400 GTS Islero for some years.

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
9/9/19 9:19 a.m.

In reply to wspohn :

You know we demand pictures, right? Beautiful cars. 

Tberg
Tberg New Reader
9/9/19 8:22 p.m.

This car was from an era when Lamborghini used to know how to make beautiful cars, something they forgot after the Miura.  Gorgeous!

wspohn
wspohn Dork
9/11/19 5:20 p.m.

The 400 GTS (as I owned, below - never did find out what halfwit painted the name on the side...) was a contemporary of the Ghibli and Daytona, both of which arguably looked better, although the Lamborghini was the highest technical spec (4 cam engine) and best specific power output.

 

The engine in the Miura was pretty much the same except it was connected to the transaxle (a giant Mini in effct) and had carbs that were downdraft rather than side draft. This picture of my favourite coffee table shows more engine details. In both styles, the carbs come out from between the two cam banks.

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
9/12/19 10:21 a.m.

Side stripe aside, it looks lovely in brown. 

wspohn
wspohn Dork
9/12/19 7:23 p.m.

Had I got around to doing a repaint, I would probably have opted for the original Argento. A non-stock bright red would be what many would go for, but this model was intended to fly under the radar!

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