An engine designed by Giotto Bizzarini, a body designed by Franco Scaglione, and the entire process of design and development overseen by chief engineer Gianpaolo Dallara. The 1963 Lamborghini 350 GTV was the prototype from a brand that would take supercars to the next level. The 1963 Lamborghini 350 GTV was introduced to the public at the 1963 Turin Auto Show with both positive and negative reactions by the press.
It took Ferruccio Lamborghini only five years to go from owning and driving Ferraris to building a prototype to famously take-on Ferrari in their own market. Most people are aware of the fabled meeting between Ferruccio and Enzo Ferrari, which ignited a rivalry that would launch a supercar brand that was determined to do things better.
The 350 GTV featured an upscale interior with upholstered leather seats and a padded leather dash. Also included on the interior were armrests on the doors, chrome throughout, and a wooden steering wheel with shift knobs.
There are not many sales of the 1963 Lamborghini 350 GTV these days, so it isn’t easy to put a current value on the cars. Production was limited to only 120 units. Some experts say a ’63 GTV could easily sell for over one million dollars today, maybe much more.
Check out a great video down below from Jay Leno’s Garage where he features a 1965 Lamborghini 350 GT. Beautiful car indeed.