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Saturday, September 10, 2022

Lamborghini 400 GT Monza

~ONE Off~ Lamborghini is famous for its unique and powerful supercar. Of the many production some of which are made only on a limited basis and in fact only made one unit. Here is one supercar that only made one unit only by Lamborghini.
1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Monza featured with such unique bodywork by Neri and Bonacini. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
Here she is '1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Monza' was a one-off 2+2 seated sports car from Italian manufacturer Lamborghini. It as based on their 400 GT, but featured with unique bodywork by Neri and Bonacini.

Giorgio Neri and Luciano Bonacini, who were already previously known for their work on the Ferrari Nembo series had been previously retained by Ferruccio Lamborghini to build the first prototype Lamborghini chassis and engine, the Lamborghini 350 GTV.
Right side view of 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Monza. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
They had acted as Lamborghini's chassis supplier, before the raging bull turning that job over to another Modena-based chassis fabricator Marchesi once production of the 350 GT was underway. Neri and Bonacini then turned their hand into their interpretation of a high speed Lamborghini GT sports car.
Dashboard view of 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Monza. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
Originally meant to be called the "400 GT Neri & Bonacini" then its name was simply shortened to "Monza," and reportedly, the car built for an American client for the possibility of racing it in the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the time.
Rear side view of 1966 Lamborghini 400 GT Monza. (Picture from: Supercars.net)
However, homologation problems put a quick end to that plan. The car was eventually sold of at the Barcelona Motor Show to a wealthy Spaniard, where it remained until the owner died in the early 1990s.
In 1996, Brooks (now Bonhams) was contacted by the family of the now deceased owner to appraise some other cars, in short then they found  the 400 GT was discovered in storage. After nine years of negotiations, the car was finally put up for auction at Bonhams for  £160,000 to an unknown UK collector. *** [EKA [16072015] | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES  | SUPERCARS.NET | BONHAM | LAMBORGHINI-FANDOM ]
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