Lamborghini Espada Fully restored and revised car, factory AC, exceptional quality (1970)




The Lamborghini Espada was penned by Marcello Gandini, working for Bertone. This car is a completely overhauled and restored Lamborghini Espada Series 2. Although the Series 2 was a bestseller, we have to observe that with a production run of only 578 cars it remains a rare sight. The car is a full matching numbers example with exactly the same colour scheme it left the factory with. The Series 2 is a further development of the Series 1 with a number of essential improvements that make the car the more desirable of the two. Ventilated disc brakes were fitted, the 3.9 litre V12’s output increased to 350 Hp and the maximal power came in at 7,500 contrast to the Series 1’s 6,500. The sound the 3.9 V12 produces at those revs. is near perfect. Initially the car was supplied when new to a client in Pennsylvania, the USA. Later the car was exported to Europe, where it underwent a full restoration. The restoration was extensive with the bodywork taken back to bare-metal before being re-sprayed in her original “Argento” finish. All of the interior trim was also re-upholstered keeping to the original colour scheme. The black leather seat and dashboard cladding is superb. The replaced black carpets are still as good as new. Even the rear passenger handgrips were re-upholstered. The head lining was re-used as it was still in such good condition. During the restoration the engine and gearbox were fully rebuilt. The engine was taken apart and all hoses replaced. Finally every fixture was either cleaned up or replaced. The engine space looks as clean as a whistle. Of course looks are not everything, driving characteristics are just as important. After all this effort it comes as no surprise that this Espada drives really well. The wide wheelbase and short overhang provide excellent roadholding. The V12 engine runs fantastically well and the manual 5-speed shifts perfectly. Generally speaking this Espada’s condition is particularly fine. The wonderful bodywork has original, thin and correctly aligned body panels. The “Argento” paintwork is in top and undamaged condition. Underneath the Espada it is also very neat. The sound original chassis is completely rust-free. The Espada’s lovely appearance is accentuated by the Miura wheels with central locking nut. As if the perfect mechanically and its good. looks are not enough, this Espada comes with aircon. If you are on the lookout for top quality, wonderful Lamborghini Espada, you should not miss out on this quirky Italian coupé. The crowning glory of any collection or the perfect classic to drive, it is all up to your preference!

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  • Mileage: 13,065
  • Year: 1970
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Coupe
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Grey

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