RM Monterey 2015 – 1969 Lamborghini 400GT Islero S by Marazzi



1969 Lamborghini 400GT Islero S by MarazziIf there is one car that truly defies what we call the "Lambo GT curse," it would be this stunning 400GT Islero S. Somehow escaping the frumpy style decisions of the earlier 350GT and too-large 1970s GT cars, the 400GT is a fantastic coupe style statement with V12 power up front and a leather-wrapped 2+2 cabin with real trunk out back.

You can tell that the 400GT Islero S is a real timeless classic because its style almost directly previews the designs of 1980s sports coupes from around the world. The Ferrari 400i and 412i from the early 1980s would recreate the 400GT's proportions and detailing almost exactly, while the blocky aesthetic of the tail and glasshouse are also 15 years ahead of their time.

Pricing estimate is not listed yet for this August sale, but other 400GT's have sold in the $350k ballpark recently - which seems a safe bet for this red stallion.

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Monterey

14-15 August 2015

1969 Lamborghini 400 GT Islero S by Marazzi

  • Chassis no. 6531

  • Engine no. 50179

Photo Credit: Robin Adams ©2015 Courtesy of RM Sotheby's1969 Lamborghini 400GT Islero S by Marazzi

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