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Lamborghini – 3500 GT Zagato


Vehicle Overview

The proposal to create a special body based on the newborn 350 GT, came to Lamborghini from Zagato at the request of Gerini, owner of the Milanese dealership of the house of the bull. At the time, Zagato was one of the most successful Italian coachbuilders, with 46 years of collaborations with prestigious brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari and Porsche. Ercole Spada was entrusted with the design and created a more compact and aerodynamic line than the model from which it derived, but maintaining the typical characteristics of Gran Turismo, such as practicality and driveability. Although the Zagato style traditionally had a sporting vocation, in fact, Ferruccio Lamborghini had never hidden his aversion to competitions and wanted all the cars that bore his name to be powerful and fast, but also usable every day as normal sedans. In London the car received flattering reviews from the press and the public, but after the two prototypes built by Zagato there was no production follow-up, partly because the car had not fully convinced the Bolognese management but above all because the following year in Turin it would be unveiled another sport GT: the Miura.

The car presented in London was white with a black interior. It was sold by Gerini in Australia where it was repainted red. In 1999 it was sold to a German collector and subjected to a restoration to bring it back to its original condition, except for the interior which was redone in wood and leather. This model was exhibited in 2008, together with the 350 GT, at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The second car built, was silver color. It is believed that this car may have been destroyed in a road accident.

Technical Specifications

  • Body
  • Year
  • Make
  • Model
    350 GT
  • Coachbuilder
  • Length (mm)
  • Width (mm)
  • Height (mm)
  • Photo credits
    Wouter Melissen
  • Engine Type
  • Designer
    Ercole Spada

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