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For the first time Lamborghini PoloStorico will take part at Retromobile 2017, the international classic car exhibition in Paris from 8 to 12 February. The Lamborghini 350 GT chassis number 0121, the first restored by Lamborghini PoloStorico, will be on public display at the PoloStorico stand.
The restoration bodywork and interior took 1150 hours, plus 780 additional hours for checking mechanical and electrical functions. These operations brought the car back to its original beauty according to a very precise philosophy of restoration: Lamborghini PoloStorico always strives to maintain the car’s originality and the conservation work involves exclusive use of original Lamborghini parts. For the 350 GT on display particular attention was given to reworking the engine cooling system, the braking system, and the fuel system, to ensure safety as well as authenticity. Concluding the restoration process, a track test revealed excellent balance and overall performance, with precise gear changes and effective, reliable braking, even under the stress of the track.
The black leather interiors were refurbished using the classic procedures of the era, and the wooden steering wheel and the original accelerator, clutch, and brake pedals were restored maintaining the small signs of wear. The radio too is original and still functions perfectly, just as in 1964 when the car was delivered to its first owner.
The 350 GT was painted during the restoration using the same techniques and formula as the original nitroacrylic paint, giving it a particularly elegant look and accentuating its lines. The original rims were restored and authenticated by the original supplier, Ruote Borrani of Milan, and the car fitted with Pirelli Cinturato 205 R15 tires just as in the original version. The original ornaments and marks carefully conserved by the devoted owner complete the authenticity of the car.