Lamborghini is showcasing the first ever 350GT to be restored by the company's PoloStorico division at the Retromobile classic car show in Paris. This marks the first time that Lamborghini's Polo Storico restoration division has participated in the Parisian classic car show.
The 350 GT was the first car to be produced by Lamborghini and the 350 GT showcased at Retromobile 2017 is one one of the first fifteen examples of the car produced by Lamborghini and has the chassis number 0121.
Lamborghini's PoloStorico division painstakingly restored the car to the original condition it left the factory in 1964. The bodywork and the interior required 1150 hours to be completed while the checks on the electrical and mechanical parts from the 1960s took a further 780 hours.
The engine cooling, brakes and the fuel systems of the restored car were totally reworked to ensure the car was safe to drive in today's conditions. The car was even tested on a race track to ensure that it drove perfectly.
The original exterior paint job has been recreated by PoloStorico by using the same techniques and formula as the original nitroacrylic colour.
The wheels were restored and authenticated by the original supplier, Ruote Borrani of Milan, the fitted with Pirelli Cinturato tyres just as when the car was brand new.
Inside, the car's wooden steering wheel,original accelerator, clutch and brake pedal were restored maintaining the small signs of wear. The leather interior was refurbished using period-correct procedures of the era and the original radio which still works perfectly was left in place.
The 350 GT uses by a 3.5-litre V12 engine that produces 266bhp which is sent to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual gearbox. The body of the 350 GT was made using aluminium and the car featured independent suspension all around.
The 350 GT is the fourth car to be restored by Lamborghini PoloStorico. PoloStorico had earlier restored a Miura, an LM002 and a Countach.
Lamborghini PoloStorico is based in Sant'Agata like the rest of the company and is currently the only place in the world where you can get a certificate of authenticity for a classic Lamborghini.
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