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1967 Lamborghini 400GT 2+2 With Coach Work By Carrozzeria Touring For Sale In London (LHD)
- Chassis number #0622 could be the finest example available in the world today
- Warranted 13,327 miles from new
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- Formed by Simkins is a noted Automotive Hall of Fame journalist, former Petersen Museum Director, and museum curator and James Mullen former Mazda factory driver, winner of the 1983 12 Hours of Sebring.
It was delivered new in 1967 as one of only 247 examples built prior to the end of this seminal model run. This beautiful example is finished in the stunning factory colour of Grigio Saint-Vincent over Tan (Cinghiale) Wild Boar leather interior, contrasted by Borrani alloy and chrome wire wheels. Exceptionally well maintained throughout it’s life, this fabulous 400 GT has accrued about 250 miles since the engine was rebuilt, and currently displays only 13,327 original miles on the odometer which is supported by previous owners correspondence.
The car was imported to the US and subsequently purchased when new by famous Southern California custom motorcycle builder Joe “Alphabet” Skrzyniarz.’’
After passing through an intermediary owner for around three years, it was then sold in the late 1980’s to James Simkins of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, accumulating very few miles in the 15-year period. Simkins is a noted Automotive Hall of Fame journalist, former Petersen Museum Director, and museum curator. Ken Gross purchased the car in 1989, immediately retaining local Philadelphia marque expert Mike Tillson to refresh the brakes and electrical system making the car an enjoyable weekend driver. Mr Gross recalls: “When I bought the car in 1989, it had very low mileage, about 8500 miles. I drove it quite a bit and really enjoyed it a great deal. The 400GT was always very reliable, comfortable and fast. Its predecessor was a 275GTB6C and to be honest, the Lamborghini was a more comfortable Grand Tourer. You could have a conversation at 70-mph with the windows down and not yell. It was so aerodynamically perfect and drove like a dream.” Mr Gross sold the car in 1994 to James Mullen http://www.rrdc.org/member/james-x-mullen/ of Massachusetts, a former Mazda factory driver, winner of the 1983 12 Hours of Sebring, and dedicated collector of vintage motor cars.
Mr. Mullen entrusted the 400 GT to his personal mechanic, Jay Dow, who continued to service the car fastidiously for the next 22 years, even during his more recent employment at the renowned restoration house, Paul Russell and Company. https://paulrussell.com.
In 2011, the Lamborghini was exhibited at the Saratoga Automobile Museum, Forza Italia Exhibition in Saratoga Springs, New York. In 2015, Mr. Dow upgraded several of the components for improved aesthetics and performed a comprehensive engine rebuild to a high aesthetic and mechanical standard. The suspension was also refreshed, a new stainless steel exhaust system was installed, and new Michelin tyres were mounted.
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