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Discussion in 'Lamborghini Front-Engined' started by FredParoutaud, Sep 5, 2007.

  1. Lemacc

    Lemacc Formula Junior
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  3. Lussoman

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    Nice car, very original throughout, original exhaust and glass, interior and carpets, everything but the seats and never messed with. Body is very straight with zero rust and no corrosion with original paint under a quick respray but no sign any of metal work or collision repair. Ran well but needs a valve job as it blew heavy smoke on the left side, it would take very little to bring it up to a very good driver car. Engine is a 1968 4 liter motor and according to records was never assigned to a car and was a factory engine replacement. It was an outlier price well below market but everything was going for at least a 30% discount and many case 1/2 price for the classic cars.
     
  4. Thank you for the details. Sounds like a bargain!
     
  5. rmolke85

    rmolke85 Formula Junior

    Mar 11, 2013
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    Again these cars NEED to be broken up into two categories. The aluminum and steel body cars.

    This was steel and the car needs full resto and had an engine change.

    After $300k+ for a proper resto you will be in this car for $650k all in. Not really a bargin IMHO.
     
  6. According to the auction house the car originally had a 3.5 liter engine. As a consequence it must have an aluminium body. Only the so called "interims" have a steel body and a 4 litre engine. In addition they are very rare, only a bit more than 20 were produced.

    Maybe the description of the auction house is not correct...
     
  7. Lussoman

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    Thank you Rambo.....
    Indeed it is an aluminum body car fully intact. There is documentation that the car received a factory supplied engine. So it does not have a motor out of an Espada or Jarama or something like that. I am looking further into the history of the car.
     
  8. Lel

    Lel Karting

    Oct 11, 2007
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    No, no
    There were 3,5 litres with steel body as well.

    L-E
     
  9. rmolke85

    rmolke85 Formula Junior

    Mar 11, 2013
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    Yes, ferrucio didnt sell enough cars to be profitable enough to make the finals in Aluminum. Then needed to add two rear seats for tax reasons....... Was an expensive car to make those 350GT cars. Im not sure what chassis they flipped into steel. I wonder if those buying them in period knew?
     
  10. rmolke85

    rmolke85 Formula Junior

    Mar 11, 2013
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    Are you certain? Ive never seen a 400 serial number with an Aluminum body.... have a magnet test photo to confirm?

    I am positive RM would have touted its Aluminum body. They always include it or exclude that in the description.
     
  11. Thank you Lel and rmolke, I wasn't aware of that. Always thought only the interims received the steel body. Do you know how many of the 350s were fitted with a steel body?
     
  12. rmolke85

    rmolke85 Formula Junior

    Mar 11, 2013
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    Thats why the interim cars are so hard to define. Certainly the 350GT as designed and originally built was top of the line with a touring aluminum body.

    I have never seen any records and I dont think they exist but would also love to know for sure how many are in fact aluminum.
     

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