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Lamborghini 350 GT Poster

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Lamborghini 350 GT 1964–1966

  • We recommend the 205 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN72 tyre, as it was the original equipment tyre for the Lamborghini 350GT and it is the best radial tyre of this size.
  • A good alternative would be the 215/70 WR 15 Michelin XWX, which will also fit nicely and afford excellent performance.
  • The original wheels on the 350GT would have been tube-type. Tube-type wheels need innertubes to function, and so do wire wheels.
  • The Michelin 15/17H is the correct innertube for these tyres.

Lamborghini 350GT Tyres Explained

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350GT Lamborghini History

Lamborghini 350 GT Tyres

Lamborghini 350 GT Tyres

Ferruccio Lamborghini gained a large amount of money as a tractor builder. With this money, he bought a Ferrari 250 GT. When he got the car he had problems with the clutch. Upon returning the vehicle to the Ferrari shop and complaining about the lack of build quality, Enzo Ferrari replied 'You should stick with building tractors and let me deal with the cars.' Ferruccio was so angered, that he decided to build a car to better Ferrari.

The fruit of his labours (from a workforce including Bizzarini) was a prototype called the Lamborghini 350 GTV which was first displayed at the 1963 Turin Auto Show. The car was not a runner as the engine would not fit due to the carburettors being too tall to fit under the bonnet! A problem rectified during the car's recent restoration.

After the Turin Show, Touring was introduced to massage the shape of the 350GTV and ready it for production The pop-up headlights were replaced with single oval units that were incorporated into the bonnet. To cure the engine's clearance problems the six twin-choke Weber carburettors were placed horizontally between the camshafts in order to fit under the bonnet. Along with the redesign, the engine was slightly detuned because Ferruccio Lamborghini desired a smooth running, refined engine rather than a highly-tuned racing power plant. Horsepower dropped from 350 to 270 with a 320hp version available as an option.

The 350 GT was first shown in 1964 at the Geneva Auto Show. In 1966 a four-litre engine was available in the front-engined Lamborghini as optional equipment. This version became known as the 400 GT. A few examples were built before it was replaced by the 400 GT 2+2. The two-plus-two configuration made the supercar a little more practical, allowing room for additional occupants in the rear seats. The design of the 2+2 varied slightly from the 400 GT. The 2+2 was constructed of steel while the 400 GT used aluminium. The most distinguishable difference was the double-oval headlights in the front of the 2+2.

The picture below shows the 205 VR 15 CN72 CINTURATO ™; HS tyre that PIRELLI put into production in 1964, which was original equipment for the Lamborghini 350GT. On either side of this tyre are more modern 70% profile tyre sizes that are often fitted by mistake. On the left is a 205/70VR15, which is far too small in diameter, and on the right is a 215/70VR15 which is closer in dimensions and would also be a good tyre for the Lamborghini 350GT. Some cars that fitted the 205VR15 CINTURATO ™; changed to the 215/70VR15 tyre when the low profile tyre was developed at the beginning of the 1970s.

Lamborghini 350GT Tyres

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Lamborghini 350GT Borrani Wire Wheels

Borrani wheels are available for your Lamborghini 350GT. As agents for the iconic Ruote Borrani Milano company we are able to supply all wheels from their extensive range.

If your Borrani wheels require rebuilding then please contact us at [email protected]

Wire wheels made by Ruote Borrani Milano are, without doubt, the best wire wheels available. Borrani wheels utilise aluminium rims, steel spokes and steel wheel centres.

Click the link for Lamborghini 350GT Borrani wheels.

Wheels made by Borrani are available in the following styles:

  • Painted silver finish, as per the racing wheels of the period
  • Polished and chrome finish, highly polished rim, chrome spokes & wheel centre
  • Painted finish with polished outer edge

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