Fine Motorcars & The Jaguar Legend
Oxfordshire OX20 1PX
Saturday 18th July 2009
Registration Number: FDG464C Chassis Number: 0172
Legend has it that Ferruccio Lamborghini began to build cars because he felt insulted by Enzo Ferrari‘s treatment of him as a customer. Whether or not that is true, Lamborghini did not do things by halves: he invested in a brand new factory and recruited the best available engineers, among them Giotto Bizzarrini and Giampaolo Dallara. In early 1964 the first Lamborghini, the 350GT, was shown and it was pitched directly against the Ferrari Superamerica and Maserati Sebring.
Although Lamborghini resolutely refused to race his cars, they benefited from Bizzarrini‘s wealth of experience which included designing the Ferrari 250 GTO. The V12 four cam engine he created for Lamborghini was a design he‘d had in mind for some time and was considered to be a jewel. Road testers raved about the new car and indeed the re