Lamborghini at Leno's garage
Image: Edvvc, 2012
In a new episode of Jay Leno's Garage, the popular online video series, the talk show host takes time to examine a classic Lamborghini 350 GT.
This particular car is the one that started it all for the now famed Italian sports car manufacturer, initiating its half-century spanning rivalry with Ferrari.
This particular 350 GT was provided for the show by the president of the Lamborghini Club of America and is rare, thanks to the fact that just 135 examples were built between 1964 and '66.
Lamborghini's heritage in tractor production was not enough to stop its founder getting into some beef with Enzo Ferrari over a faulty clutch, resulting in the former's entry into the sports car market.
The result of this minor tiff has been impressive, given that Lamborghini has continued to produce some of the most desirable and outlandish supercars on the planet. Classics, including the Lamborghini Diablo and Coutnach, were hits during the 1980s and 90s, although there are still rare, older examples, like the 350 GT which harks back to a much earlier era of motoring.
You can check out Leno's video on YouTube and wonder at this fully restored Italian classic.